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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

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.

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  • Dr. Z.
  • southern California
  • 07-13-14

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.

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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

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struggle to read...lack of scripture support was d

struggle to finish.lack of scripture support was disappointing.could not finish it even after sec attempts

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Not Biblical

I only finished the first 2.5 chapters. Batteeson never references one scripture and contradicts himself a lot. This book isn't Biblical and has a lot of scewed ideas on prayer.

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Part truth

Unfortunately this book is not biblically sound. The call of Christian's, ALL christians, is to make disciples, who make disciples. The Church, is the body of Christ. The author of this books, almost NEVER mentions this. His definition of the church, according to this book, is a building. An institution. A corporation. His idea of a "growing church" is to get 10's of 1000's of proclaiming christians in a big building a few times a week. This isn't at all how we see the actual church of Jesus Christ in the new testament. I know this book is about prayer, but if you don't understand the fundamental truths of God's word, in regard to His church, prayers about everything else seem to pail in comparison.

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Great book!

Easy to follow and great content. The author discribes in easy to unstand language how to pray circles around something that needs to be answered. Definitely worth it!

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A MUST READ!

Wow! Can't say enough great things about this book! I have been so challenged to step up my prayer life and pray with expectancy and praise! I just finished it and I've recommend this book to lots of people already! I will definitely listen to it multiple times and take note the next time through 😀

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Inspired

What an amazing book! So timely. It caused me to have an excitement once again about the possibility of a life well lived instead of survived. An inspiring read!

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  • Sean
  • Barrow, Alaska
  • 03-14-16

Inspiring and amazing

At times difficult to relate to as an average person who may not be accustomed to large miracles and fierce power prayers, the life of the author and his triumphs are incredible and uplifting.

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  • #strEATevents
  • 05-13-18

Loved It

powerful book easy to listen to would recommend to anyone looking to take their prayer life to the next level!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-15-18

great narrator and writer

I truly loved it. Really brought me closer to God. cannot wait for the next one

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-04-18

Instantly one of my favourite books!

This book is honestly life changing. I've just finished reading and I want to read again!

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  • Lee
  • 09-11-17

great book

this book full of divine inspiration, it challenge your faith and personal approach to God's plan for your life.

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  • MR B ALLDIS
  • 07-13-17

Powerful encouragement

I really enjoyed the powerful testimonies & encouragement to pray. I will listen to his other books.

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  • G. Mullaley
  • 09-04-16

Inspirational and tear producing

What an amazing book - Mark Batterson gives an impassioned performance of his works and it suits audio format perfectly.

I've always struggled with creating a rhythm of prayer but this has totally reinvigorated my prayer life and changed my perspective on my life goals and dreams.

A must listen for any Christian young or old in their faith.

Only God...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-01-18

Excellent

Really good content. Biblically sound, inspirational, practical and laced with real world experience. Easy to listen to. I like that it is read by the author because his passion for what he has written comes through.