Discover the power of bold prayer and even bolder faith in Gods promises using this forty day devotional by Mark Batterson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker.
Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. He is the New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, as well as In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase, Primal, and Soulprint. Parker Batterson is a high school student at St. Johns College High School in Washington, DC. The Circle Maker: Student Edition is their first father-son book. Mark is married to Lora, and Parker has two younger siblings, Summer and Josiah. The Batterson family lives on Capitol Hill with their dog, Mickey.
Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge - eBook
This was recommended by a friend in Bible College and the next thing we knew we were all reading it together. I usually do not do devotionals but I was surprised and a little disappointed when I opened my E-Book and found I had finished this one. Definitely makes you think and helps keep you encouraged.
September 14, 2013
I am still in a study that will take an additional 38 days. So far I've liked what I have seen. It is a good study on prayer.
June 19, 2013
Draw your Own Prayer Circle
This book drew me in, I found myself reading more than one chapter at a sitting. The short concise chapters made it an easy read. I was encouraged and challenged by the faith of the people in the stories the author shared. This book can challenge your prayer habits and perhaps help you change up your devotional time to become more productive and powerful. At times, I found myself rooting for the prayers that were prayed and found myself excited to hear how God answered those prayers, even it it was a not now answer. I too prayed a prayer and God answered with a challenge. The challenge is shared here on my other blog, 42kmfromhere
While I have not read Batterson's Book "The Circle Maker" Which this book is a spin-off devotional. Overall, I would recommend this book to someone looking at strengthening their prayer life and perhaps their faith.
May 21, 2013
Draw the Circle
IÃ¢ÂÂve read all of Mark BattersonÃ¢ÂÂs previous books and appreciate his writing style. Several months ago I was able to purchase multiple copies of The Circle Maker to make available to some of our leaders here. Draw the Circle is a continuation of that book.
In this offering, Batterson builds on the principles of The Circle Maker, but also includes stories and testimonies he has received from people who have read his book. He designed this book to be a 40 day devotional and it came at a good time for me as I was just finishing up a Bible reading plan.
I have found Batterson to be quite quotable and my Kindle version of the book has a list of highlights from various chapters. While Batterson is a proponent of believers spending time in prayer, he doesnÃ¢ÂÂt see prayer (or drawing prayer circles) as a way to get God to do what we want Him to do. In one chapter of the book, Batterson writes: Ã¢ÂÂSometimes the purpose of prayer is to get us out of circumstances, but more often than not, the purpose of prayer is to get us through them.Ã¢ÂÂ
Just a few pages later, Batterson makes this statement: Ã¢ÂÂIf weÃ¢ÂÂre being completely honest, most of our prayers have as their chief objective our own personal comfort rather than GodÃ¢ÂÂs glory.Ã¢ÂÂ
Draw the Circle is a good resource for those looking to grow in the discipline of prayer. I found both BattersonÃ¢ÂÂs words and the stories he shared to be both helpful and challenging.
May 8, 2013