Be a Circle Maker: The Solution to 10,000 Problems
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Be a Circle Maker: The Solution to 10,000 Problems

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According to Pastor Mark Batterson in his book, 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 learne...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published December 24th 2011 by Zondervan (first published December 5th 2011)
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Daniel Threlfall
Mark Batterson is a interesting writer and a dynamic speaker. His five books have inspired readers, sparked controversy, and generated discussion. My guess is that The Circle Maker is going to do the same.

The Circle Maker will inspire readers.
The Circle Maker is a book about prayer. Books about prayer have a knack for packing conviction and sparking inspiration. They make me want to pray more and to pray better. The Circle Maker does just that. Mark’s dream-big-pray-big message honors a big God...more
I sped through this book while standing next to the kitchen table. It was a good reminder of what my heart deep down inside believes: that God answers our real prayers. There is still so much about prayer that I avoid and am confused about, but I can't deny feeling something like conviction about its importance and beauty and power. I think the biggest takeaways for me are Batterson's repeated and repeatable themes: God qualifies the called, God is bigger than our dreams, and He is on our side....more
Sara Ward

This book was short but very inspiring. It really made me think about my situation and what I am doing in the form of handing it to God. This is one I will read several times.
Dianne Ragland
Be a Circle MKer

I would like to recommend this book to anyone desiring more understanding of prayer. The author challenged me to pray BIG things, soliciting a God to my mind set, but to the Creator of the Universe, God Almighty!
It was okay, nothing spectacular.
This is a truly life changing book on prayer. I highly recommend it to anyone who needs the breadth of their vision broadened, and your faith built to circle it in prayer. It has changed the way I pray and lifted a ceiling I had put on God.
P Shamar
Such an informative book for a quick read. I loved the expression it gave to the essence of prayer. Not just the importance, but the self perseverance abilities and opportunities we have as praying individuals...I loved it.
Great quick read to remind us that God wants us to spend time asking him for what we feel like He has deemed for us. Thought provoking with great stories and examples from real life experiences.
Michelle Bodle
I prefer the whole book, but this short 3 chapters could help explain to groups wanting to study The Circle Maker what it is about.
Roseann Smith
They key to prayer is discerning from God how to pray. He gives the prayer, He gives the dream, He fulfills His desires over us.
Derrick Wright
Excellent and quick read. Mark is a great communicator and writes the way he speaks. Circle Maker is an encouraging read.
A good book to inspire prayer. Based on the legend of Honi who cried out to God to end a drought.
Alicia Rodriquez
My pastor inspired me to read this awesome book. Thank you.
Bill Gaskins
Reminder of how powerful prayer is in our lives!
DeeAnn Smith
Excellent small book about prayer!
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Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church ( in Washington, DC. One church with seven locations. NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations and meets in theaters throughout the DC metro area. NCC also owns and operates the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times be...more
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“There is nothing God loves more than keeping promises, answering prayers, performing miracles, and fulfilling dreams. That is who He is. That is what He does. And the bigger the circle we draw, the better, because God gets more glory. The greatest moments in life are the miraculous moments when human impotence and divine omnipotence intersect — and they intersect when we draw a circle around the impossible situations in our lives and invite God to intervene.” 0 likes
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