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The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson
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Apr 30, 2012

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I enjoyed this book concerning prayer. There were several valid points about sticking with a prayer, trusting that God is going to answer, utilizing Scripture to help you know how to pray, etc. These are excellent point and being reminded of the simplicity/difficulty in those points, often brought me to tears.

There are three reasons I didn't score it higher than three stars. For one, it was repetitive. His book could have been 75-100 pages if he only kept the new material in. Two, if it's not carefully read, this book can come across as prosperity gospel. I have heard the author speak, so I know he does not agree with this thinking, but sometimes he makes an awful lot of God's actions depend on someone doing something. Finally, he spends so much time talking about his church and how awesome it is that it gets a little annoying. I'm glad God has blessed the people at his church, but seriously, use a new example to prove your point.

Overall, I would recommend it, but not very strongly.
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