The Circle Maker

The Circle Maker Summary

According to Pastor Mark Batterson in this Zondervan ebook, 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 learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker—a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his prayers for his people. What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? Sharing inspiring stories from his own experiences as a circle maker, Mark Batterson will help you uncover your heart’s deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer.

Book Reviews

Don Furr author Quest

The Circle Maker5 star

I will never pray the same. Mark Batterson has a keen insight into the regimen of prayer. Now I pray knowing that God wants to bless His children and that nothing pleases Him more! As simple as that sounds it never really hit home until reading Circle Maker! I am now reading it through a second time, reading my highlights from the first reading which is 60% of the book! It is now a part of my daily routine. I even threw away the game apps on my phone and now read it every chance I get which is several times a day. His promises carry me through. God is so good! Thank you pastor Batterson! I hope to visit your church one day soon!55

Tayo O

Great book Highly recommended5 star

I recommend you all to read this book. It's definitely refreshing to have a better understanding on this walk and work with God. This has been a great book to read.55


Excellent Read5 star

If you struggle with prayer, this book will help you tremendously!55


Life Changing5 star

A practical guide to prayer. Before I started reading this book, I felt overwhelmed by Prayer. Like I had to pray for everyone and their mom. But this book taught me how to focus my prayers and gave me practical ways to do so. I also felt, before reading this book, that asking God for the BIG things was too much. That maybe I should quietly say it and then hope God does it. But again, this book challenged me. And helped me see that God honors the prayers that scare me. And he wants me to pray those kinds of prayers. My life will never be the same after this book.55

Dat man72

Invigorating5 star

This book provided enlightenment, encouragement and inspiration to my prayer life. Fantastic read, a must read for intercessors, the saints and praying folks everywhere.55


The Circle Maker5 star

Insightful book that deals with the struggle we all experience in our prayer life. God blesses our faithfulness when we persevere through our fears and shortcomings. We need to take the first step of faith and God will use us in ways we've never imagined.55

A messenger of the Lord

This book is heretical.1 star

I have little to say but this: This book is heretical. Read the Bible15


Edifying!!!!!5 star

This book encouraged me to look at prayer in a different light. The art of prayer should be mastered above all other spiritual skills. Now to apply…..55


Circle it!4 star

I am facing a sentencing before the land. I am facing a tag given by society. I am facing an unknown future. I am facing a lost career. I am facing a financial turmoil. FEAR? I think so, but I know …differently. I have no idea what the future holds, but I know HIM who holds the future. This is an amazing book that has increased my faith to Dream big. Pray hard. Think long. We circle so many things with utter confusion with no direction, lost. However, hope rings in with the Circle Maker. My miracles start with locking myself in my room, circling chalk around myself, and allow a revival to burn within me and out of me. There are many miracles that I am circling. But I have learned the value of Prayer and Work, Prayer and Time, Prayer and Tears, and Prayer and Power. My wife and I are circling our promises, our challenges, and our miracles. Not one prayer is rejected by a sovereign God who wants nothing but the best for you. What you pray today, may not be answered tomorrow, but it will ring into eternity where He will wipe away every tear from my eyes. There will be no more death or sadness. There will be no more crying or pain. Things are no longer the way they used to be. He who was sitting on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down. You can trust these words. They are true. Rev 21:4-5. I believe it! There is NOTHING God cannot do! In Gods amazing supernatural power, not only will you receive your miracle, you will reap what you have not sown. CIRCLE IT!45


Rejuvenates your prayer life5 star

This book is going to be one of my constants that I both reference to others and look back on during my times of doubt! I absolutely loved all that Pastor Mark spoke on and felt immediate gratification in my faith and prayer life upon reading this book. I feel blessed to have been made aware of such empowering literature and can only hope every other Christian comes across this! God Bless!55

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