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The Circle Maker : Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears

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Get ready to make new breakthroughs in your prayer life, knowing that bold prayers honor God and God honors bold prayers.

Do you ever sense that there's far more to prayer than what you're experiencing? It's time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker--a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his impossible prayer for his people.

Sharing inspiring stories from modern-day circle makers plus his own experiences, Mark Batterson will help you:



Discern God's will as the first step to a healthy prayer life
Uncover your heart's deepest desires
Pursue God-sized dreams
Connect with God in fresh ways
And, ultimately, draw prayer circles around your family, your job, your problems, and your goals

This expanded edition of The Circle Maker also includes insights on how God answers prayer along with stories that add convincing proof to the reality that God is able to do exceedingly far greater than all we could ask or imagine.

"Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn't just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for God," he says. "It's a mechanism whereby God accomplishes great things in us."

Also available: The Circle Maker Spanish edition, prayer journal, student and kids' editions, parent editions, small group studies, video curriculum, and more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 139 x 218 x 16mm | 226g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • Expanded
  • 0310346916
  • 9780310346913
  • 100,827

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Mark is one of those favored few who dig a little deeper into the Word, consistently finding truths that are sometimes surprising and always challenging. * Frank Wright, Ph.D. president and CEO of D. James Kennedy Ministries * My friend Mark Batterson has a way of always drawing us close to the heart of God through his writing. In his latest book, The Circle Maker, he shows us how through prayer we can enjoy sitting at the table of heaven's boardroom. * Pastor Rich Wilkerson, founder of Peacemakers and senior pastor of Trinity Church in Miami, Florida * Mark Batterson is one of the most brilliant and engaging writers on the planet. I love the way he both challenge and encourages his audience through the written word. The Circle Maker isn't just a book full of really good ideas and catchy phrases; it's a concept that, if applied, could totally change the way we walk with God. * Perry Noble, senior pastor of NewSpring Church * Mark Batterson is a master story teller. His stories illustrate important biblical truths that convict me in my heart and make me hunger for a closer walk with God. The Circle Maker is such a story. I have changed the way I pray--longing for a more powerful and effective prayer life. I am now drawing circles. * Ruth Graham, author of Fear Not Tomorrow, God is Already There * Mark Batterson encourages readers to take their prayer lives to a new level that will honor the mighty power of God. Like the man who made prayer circles for rain, we are to make bold prayers for things that seem impossible. Through the stories of modern-day prayer miracles, you will be inspired to draw prayer circles around your family, friends, and yourself. The Circle Maker teaches that God is for you and that the big dreams you claim in your prayers will be reflected in the way you live your life. * Pastor Matthew Barnett, co-founder of the Dream Center * My bookshelves at home are littered with books I intended to read but never finished. Mark doesn't write those kind of books. Mark writes books that demand a second and even third reading, because there's always something new to find. With The Circle Maker, Mark has done it again. * Jon Acuff, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Quitter and Stuff Christians Like * What's your Jericho? What promise does God want desperately to shower upon you--if you but ask? The Circle Maker gives you timeless wisdom for claiming God's promises, pursuing dreams, and changing the world. * Dr. George O. Wood, general superintendent, The General Council of the Assemblies of God * Without a doubt Mark Batterson is a voice to our generation and one of my favorite authors. The Circle Maker will inspire us to dare to pray the kind of prayers that will change us and the world around us. When we pray, we move God, and when God is moved, he moves mountains. This book reminds us of the most important key for unlocking the God-dream inside. * Christine Caine, Founder of the A21 Campaign * Mark Batterson has hit the nail on the head in The Circle Maker! He clearly and practically lays out what prayer looks like and the powerful results that come from a bold prayer life. * Pete Wilson, author of Plan B * Honi the circle maker is a long-time legendary figure, and Mark Batterson is well on his way. You will love the freshness of this approach to prayer. * John Ortberg, pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California, and author of The Me I Want to Be * Mark Batterson's The Circle Maker will have you praying circles around any situation you are facing. You'll be inspired and motivated into a deeper level of prayer and faith. * Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor of Life.Church and author of Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working *
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About Mark Batterson

Mark Batterson is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen books, including The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, and Chase the Lion. He is the lead pastor of National Community Church, one of the most innovative and influential churches in America. One church with seven campuses, NCC also owns and operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse, the Miracle Theatre, and the DC Dream Center. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University. He and his wife Lora, have three children and live on Capitol Hill.
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