The Circle Maker Student Edition: Dream Big. Pray Hard. Think Long.

The Circle Maker Student Edition: Dream Big. Pray Hard. Think Long.

Paperback | December 5, 2012

byMark Batterson

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Pray Circles Around Your Greatest Dreams and Biggest Fears

Prayer can sometimes be a frightening thing—how do you approach the maker of the world, and what exactly can you pray for? In this student adaptation of The Circle Maker, Pastor Mark Batterson uses the true legend of Honi the circle maker, a first-century Jewish sage whose bold prayer saved a generation, to uncover the boldness God asks of us at times, and what powerful prayer can mean in your life. Drawing inspiration from his own experiences as a circle maker, as well as sharing stories of young people who have experienced God’s blessings, Batterson explores how you can approach God in a new way by drawing prayer circles around your dreams, your problems, and, most importantly, God’s promises. In the process, you’ll discover this simple yet life-changing truth:

God honors bold prayers; bold prayers honor God. And you’re never too young for God to use you for amazing things.

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Pray Circles Around Your Greatest Dreams and Biggest FearsPrayer can sometimes be a frightening thing—how do you approach the maker of the world, and what exactly can you pray for? In this student adaptation of The Circle Maker, Pastor Mark Batterson uses the true legend of Honi the circle maker, a first-century Jewish sage whose bold ...

Mark Batterson serves as the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. Recognized as "one of America's 25 most innovative churches," NCC is one church with seven locations. Mark's blog (www.markbatterson.com) and webcast (www.theaterchurch.com) also reach a virtual congregation around the world. Mark is the author of...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.6 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:December 5, 2012Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310725135

ISBN - 13:9780310725138

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book for youth or the young at heart! This is the second book by Mark Batterson that I have read in under a month. It was such an amazing read that when I finished it I flipped back to the first page and started reading it again, this time taking more time to digest and process the material. Though this student edition is co-written with his son Parker Batterson, it was also a great read as an adult. Now I must admit I have not read The Circle Maker (yet!) but this book was done in an amazing way and I highly recommend it. The sections in the book are: 1. The Legend of the Circle Maker 2. Circle makers 3. The Jericho Miracle 4. Praying Through The First Circle - Dream Big 5. Cloudy with a Chance of Quail 6. You Can't Never Always Sometimes Tell 7. The Solution to Ten Thousand Problems The Second Circle - Pray Hard 8. Persistence Quotient 9. The Favor of Him Who Dwells in the Burning Bush Game of Chicken 10. No Answer The Third Circle - Think Long 11. Long and Boring 12. The Greatest of them All 13. The Speed prayer 14. Life Goal List Keep Circling 15. Now There Was One Appendix Notes Almost every chapter has a personal example that starts with an ideal, goal or prompting from God. Then there is a comparison to a biblical case or story. Then it ends with circling back and Mark and Parker telling us how it came to pass. Each chapter also has three questions that can be used for group discussion, or personal reflection. These questions will help you to go deeper with the material being presented and help you examine your life and practices. This book will confront how you see prayer, what you pray for, how you pray. Mark states: "Prayer was never meant to be a one-sided conversation; it was meant to be a dialogue! Think of Scripture as God's part of the script; and prayer our part." p. 86 Like many of the biblical stories we have a part to play, we need to call out from the side of the road, we need to lower our friends through the hole in the roof, we need to pick up our mat and walk. All depending on what God shows us and our obedience in following him. "The common denominator in each of these stories is holy desperation. People took desperate measures to get to God, and God honored them for it. Nothing has changed. God is still honoring spiritual desperadoes who crash parties and climb trees. God is still honoring those who defy the way things should be with their bold prayers. God is still honoring those who pray with bravery and stubbornness." So pick up the book, read and pray and become a prayer warrior pursuing God and his will, and his solutions to what life throws at you.
Date published: 2013-01-01