A great challenge to keep praying and dreaming big with God. This seems to be another one of those love-it-or-hate-it books. This is a book on prayer which is loosely based on a Jewish legend of a man named Honi who during a drought drew a circle in the sand and prayed that God would send rain and lots of it.

The favor of Him who dwells in the burning bush, adding subject: Internet Archive Wishlist. I don't typically take the time to write a review, and I don't often give a book one star or abandon it part way through, but upon reading this book and actually looking up the context of "promises" in Scripture that Batterson refers to, I was appalled to find how blatantly misapplied some of them were (by a PASTOR with a SEMINARY degree. Is. But after reading Praying Circles Around Your Children and The Circle Maker Student Edition: dream bi. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The battle doesn't belong to you; it belongs to God. This dynamic video curriculum helps participants understand what it means to dream God-sized dreams, pray with boldness, and think long-term. Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. As far as the negatives go, I felt that he bordered on prosperity gospel to the point of almost going over the edge. Becoming a Circle Maker To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. I have been reading everything by Batterson I could get my hands on. Am I keeping the book and referring to the "discussion" I had with the written words and thoughts? 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 prayers for his people. I highly recommend this and often buy extras to give to people. God had been challenging me on what dreams I was actually pursuing in my life, and has also been challenging me on the level of prayer in my life - and this book covered both issues.

Sharing inspiring stories from his own experiences as a circle maker, Mark Batterson will help you uncover your heart's deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer. First, the author is a very good writer, I enjoyed his style. Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn’t just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for God. There is no Biblical foundation for his "new way of praying". He didn't side-step or gloss over prayers that went unanswered. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. This example, and the message of the entire book, ignores the possibility that God may want this child to be unable to communicate because it fits into God’s overall plan. You're not. The Circle Maker opens with the story of Honi, a Hebrew sage from the generation before the birth of Christ, whose prayer, according to legend, resulted in the breaking of a severe drought, thereby saving the people of Israel from decimation. Becoming a Circle Maker 2. Having a hard time getting into this book. The Circle Maker Participant's Guide: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears I loved this book so so SO much. Yes. I read the book at my leisure, since it was not broken down into a 40 day reading plan. Yes. is a good way of cementing some of the content into your everyday life, too! Four video sessions combine a teaching element from Mark Batterson with a creative element to draw you into the circle. Yes. 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 prayers for his people. The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson, unknown edition, In The Circle Maker, Pastor Mark Batterson shares powerful insights from the true legend of Honi the circle maker, a first-century Jewish sage whose bold prayer ended a drought and saved a generation. Written in an engaging style, it reminds us of the power of prayer and encourages us to use our lives effectively for God. In under a week I read the book and the enhanced eBook edition with audio and video. 3-5 stars. “The Circle Maker” is all about praying to God, the master of the universe, as seeing Him do the miraculous. This book was far from my regular reading, and in many ways was far from what I would typically recommend. Yes. In 1996, I was the inexperienced pastor of a struggling church plant.