The Circle Maker
Enhanced eBook Edition
dream big, pray hard, think long
I must admit I read at the same time The Circle Maker and The Circle Maker Enhanced eBook Edition. I went back and forth reading a chapter in the regular and then the enhanced edition, basically reading each chapter twice back to back. I think that had an impact on how much the book has had a profound effect on my prayer life. You can read my review of the regular edition here. I first read Praying Circles Around Your Children and then The Circle Maker Student Edition: dream big, pray hard, think long I finally circled back to read this one. In under a week I read the book and the enhanced eBook edition with audio and video. Having watched part of the video series Curriculum Kit most of the video enhancements look like they come directly from that series. But The extra photos , images, links and articles were amazing. But first to the book itself!
"Drawing prayer circles isn't some magic trick to get what you want from God. God is not a genie in a bottle, and your wish is not His command. His command better be your wish."
"Drawing prayer circles starts with discerning what God wants, what God wills. And until His sovereign will becomes your sanctified wish, your prayer life will be unplugged from its power supply. Sure, you can apply some of the principles you learn in The Circle Maker, and they may help you get what you want, but getting what you want isn't the goal; the goal is glorifying God by drawing circles around the promises, miracles, and dreams He wants for you. God has determined that certain expressions of His power will only be exercised in response to prayer."
"The greatest tragedy in life is the prayers that go unanswered because they go unasked."
"Well-developed faith results in well-defined prayers, and well-defined prayers result in a well-lived life."
"You are only one defining decision away from a totally different life. One defining decision can change your trajectory and put you on a new path toward the Promised Land. One defining decision can totally change the forecast of your life. And it's those defining decisions that become the defining moments of our lives."
I really enjoyed the enhanced version if you have the Kindle application on an iOS device or a color kindle I highly recommend it. This book has the potential to drastically change your prayer life and through that the lives of those you know and even generations yet to come. Give it a try!
Books by Mark Batterson:
The Circle Maker
The Circle Maker Enhanced eBook Edition
Praying Circles Around Your Children
Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge
The Circle Maker Student Edition: dream big, pray hard, think long
The Circle Maker for Kids
Be A Circle Maker
All In Student Edition
Going All In
Praying Circles Around The Lives of Your Children
Jack Staples and the Ring of Time (With Joel Clark)
ID: The True You
In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day
Wild Goose Chase: Reclaim the Adventure of Pursuing God
Chase the Lion Stepping Confidently Into the Unknown