Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Be a Circle Maker: The Solution to 10,000 Problems” as Want to Read:
Be a Circle Maker: The Solution to 10,000 Problems
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

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

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  160 ratings  ·  19 reviews
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)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Be a Circle Maker, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Be a Circle Maker

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 313)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
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
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
Jan 27, 2015 Joy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Loved it. Short and easy to read, perfect gift too. Glad I found it when I did. It highlights the subject - the discipline of prayer - without using a lot of words.
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!
Meghan Penney
An amazing inspiring book. This book reminds me that I don't need to worry if my God can answer my prayers it makes me think is my prayer big enough.
Christopher Strawhacker
This book is a summary of the full version.
Bobbie Miller
Good start

Oh my gosh such powerful truth in this small book. I can't wait to read the full book. Powerful just powerful.
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!
Tara Brakefield
Tara Brakefield marked it as to-read
Nov 26, 2015
Raquel De La Garma
Raquel De La Garma marked it as to-read
Nov 26, 2015
Elizabeth Merriwether
Elizabeth Merriwether is currently reading it
Nov 06, 2015
Faith marked it as to-read
Oct 11, 2015
Jennifer marked it as to-read
Oct 10, 2015
Mistie L. Thompson
Mistie L. Thompson marked it as to-read
Oct 08, 2015
Alana Sorensen
Alana Sorensen marked it as to-read
Oct 05, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Desires of My Heart - Meditation on Psalm 37:4
  • Getting to No: How to Break a Stubborn Habit
  • Trusting God with Your Dream: A 31-Day Devotional for Young Women and Anyone with a Dream or an Unanswered Prayer
  • Designed for Devotion: A 365-Day Journey from Genesis to Revelation
  • Mountain Rain: A Biography of James O. Fraser: Pioneer Missionary to China
  • Open Your Hymnal - Devotions That Harmonize Scripture With Song
  • Woman to Woman: Candid Conversations from Me to You
  • John G. Paton: Missionary to the New Hebrides
  • Less Clutter. Less Noise.: Beyond Bulletins, Brochures and Bake Sales
  • Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top
  • Found: God's Will
  • Mail-Order Holiday Brides: Home for Christmas/Snowflakes for Dry Creek
  • Jungle Fire
  • Every Man's Marriage: An Every Man's Guide to Winning the Heart of a Woman
  • Parenting by the Book: Biblical Wisdom for Raising Your Child
  • The Hidden Son
  • Mad Mary: A Bad Girl from Magdala, Transformed at His Appearing
  • A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God's Sovereignty
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
More about Mark Batterson...

Share This Book

“If your prayers aren’t impossible to you, they are insulting to God.” 0 likes
“Once you embrace the omnipotence of God, you’ll draw ever-enlarging circles around your God-given, God-sized dreams.” 0 likes
More quotes…