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The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears | [Mark Batterson]

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

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. What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? 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.
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Publisher's Summary

According to Pastor Mark Batterson in this unabridged audio download, The Circle Maker, “Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn’t just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for God. It’s a mechanism whereby God accomplishes great things in us.”

Do you ever sense that there’s far more to prayer, and to God’s vision for your life, 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 prayers for his people.

What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? 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.

©2011 Mark Batterson (P)2011 Zondervan

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    Sheri MURRIETA, CA, United States 09-18-13
    Sheri MURRIETA, CA, United States 09-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This has changed my prayer life."
    What did you love best about The Circle Maker?

    The author is very expressive and encouraging in detailing how to pray and how to have a better relationship with the Lord. Praying takes time and when we pray, the Lord blesses us with fellowship and answers our prayers. Maybe not always like we want them, but we have hope for even more than we could think to ask for.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love Marks description of how much God loves us and wants to bless us more than what we could even ask for. The best line in the book that will stay with me forever is "work like it depends on me and pray like it depends on God". I can and will work hard, but ultimately, it all depends on God working out every detail for His glory.


    Have you listened to any of Mark Batterson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this is the first book of his I have read. I have gifted this book to three other people since I've listened to it twice myself. Each has been totally blessed.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made my heart have hope, hope for more from God. Hope that He wants to give me His blessings for my life.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Lakeland, FL, United States 06-25-12
    Barbara Lakeland, FL, United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Good but could be shorter."
    What did you like best about The Circle Maker? What did you like least?

    I liked the message of the book the most. I liked the lengthy and repetitive nature of the book the least. The entire point could have been made in a much shorter version of the book. It also leaves one feeling that "all you have to do is pray like this, and see....your prayers will all be answered like ours were." I believe the author is sincere, not arrogant. Just leaves those of us with unanswered prayers wondering what we did wrong.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Bern Lytle BIG FLATS, NY USA 02-01-12
    Bern Lytle BIG FLATS, NY USA 02-01-12 Member Since 2008

    I'm a pastor in a church in Big Flats, NY, between Corning and Elmira. I have served here 32 years. I enjoy listening to Audible books while I'm working out at Planet Fitness, or while doing outside work on my day off. I normally listen to books on 2x.

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    "Very Challenging and Faith Building"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YesThis book will challenge you to pray with faith, pray big, and pray with perseverance! The focus is on God who loves you and is for you, and will give you answers to prayer greater than you pray for.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Circle Maker?

    The story of getting the theater in Barracks Row


    Any additional comments?

    It will be hard to put it down once you start

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Otelo ORLANDO, FL, United States 05-08-14
    Otelo ORLANDO, FL, United States 05-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Life changer"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Circle Maker to be better than the print version?

    Have not read the book, audio only.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way it challenged me to rethink the way I pray and how I expect God's hand to reveal itself in my life.


    Have you listened to any of Mark Batterson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No ... First time. He is easy to listen to. He has a very down to earth and genuine inflection in his voice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I guess I did. It's made me rethink the way I pray. Challenged me to new levels of boldness and understanding of prayer. I cannot recommend this book highly enough to anyone seeking a better understanding of the power of prayer and miracles in daily life.


    Any additional comments?

    All I can say is that I am now a circle maker!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ted La Palma, CA, United States 07-13-14
    Ted La Palma, CA, United States 07-13-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Outstanding in every respect!"
    What did you love best about The Circle Maker?

    Great stories, excellent narration and thought provoking ideas and suggestions.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Multiple stories were of great interest and worth sharing with others.


    Have you listened to any of Mark Batterson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time listening to anything by Mark. Very good!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. At no point in the recording did either the story or narrator lose my full interest.


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the subject of prayer, faith or one's purpose in life. Very inspiring work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. Arrowsmith arizona 06-15-14
    C. Arrowsmith arizona 06-15-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Great Book"
    What did you love best about The Circle Maker?

    The author is very thought provoking. I enjoyed the book and found myself looking for more opportunities to listen. I have shared with friends how much I enjoyed this book and have encouraged them to also listen.


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    Lauren 05-30-14
    Lauren 05-30-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Changed my teenage daughter's life and prayers"
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    I can't thank you enough!! Changed my prayer life as well!!! Many blessings from my family to yours!!!

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    kristene brooks Katy, TX United States 01-29-14
    kristene brooks Katy, TX United States 01-29-14 Member Since 2013

    Love Christian books, The Circle Maker, Crazy Love, Joyce Meyer

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    "Loved this! Inspiring!"
    Where does The Circle Maker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my 10th and favorite of audiobooks. I told several people to read it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Circle Maker?

    Answered prayers


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Loved


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    Electa NEWARK, NJ, United States 07-26-13
    Electa NEWARK, NJ, United States 07-26-13
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    "The power of prayer"
    If you could sum up The Circle Maker in three words, what would they be?

    Life changing book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The author is the only character


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Walking DC


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    Following some basic tenets in this book has allowed me to walk in more answered prayer than I have in a long time... WORTH EVERY PENNY.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie FRANKLIN, TN, United States 05-10-13
    Natalie FRANKLIN, TN, United States 05-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "One of my favs for the past year!"
    What did you love best about The Circle Maker?

    You really will leave this book uplifted and ready to devote your time and effort to prayer and living a big life for gods glory.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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