The Circle Maker

Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310346924

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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According to Pastor Mark Batterson in this expanded edition of 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 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 impossible prayer 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. This expanded edition of The Circle Maker also includes Batterson's newest insights on how God answers prayer along with stories that add convincing proof to the reality that God is able to do exceedingly far greater than all we could ask or imagine.

Be a Circle Maker

The Solution to 10,000 Problems

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310336376

Category: Religion

Page: 64

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According to Pastor Mark Batterson in his book, 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? In this powerful booklet, excerpted from THE CIRCLE MAKER, Batterson helps 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.

Draw the Circle

The 40 Day Prayer Challenge

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310327504

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Do you pray as often and as boldly as you want to? There is a way to experience a deeper, more passionate, persistent, and intimate prayer life. Drawing from forty days of true stories, Mark Batterson applies the principles of his New York Times bestselling book The Circle Maker to teach us a new way to pray. As thousands of readers quickly became many tens of thousands, true stories of miraculous and inspiring answers to prayer began to pour in, and as those stories were shared, others were bolstered in their faith to pray with even more boldness. In Draw the Circle, through forty true, faith-building stories of God’s answers to prayer, daily scriptures and prayer prompts, Batterson inspires you to pray and keep praying like never before. Begin a lifetime of watching God work. Believe in the God who can do all things. Experience the power of bold prayer and even bolder faith in Draw the Circle.

The Circle Maker Student Edition

Dream Big, Pray Hard, Think Long.

Author: Mark Batterson,Parker Batterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780310750369

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Would knowing that your prayers will be answered change the way you pray? In The Circle Maker Student Edition, Pastor Mark Batterson and Parker Batterson share powerful insights from the true legend of Honi the Circle Maker, a believer who prayed miracles would happen to the people of God---which then fell from the heavens like rain. Honi and Mark Batterson will help you bring your God-given dreams into being through bold, tenacious prayers that honor God and make the impossible come true.

The Circle Maker for Kids

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310736412

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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The Circle Maker for Kids, based on Mark Batterson’s New York Times bestselling The Circle Maker, reveals the true legend of Honi, a man whose prayers for rain saved a generation. Dramatic illustrations by Antonio Caparo bring the compelling story to life, while each page prompts children to discover the timeless truth that God honors bold prayers because bold prayers honor God. Batterson’s poetic text flows nicely with the climactic plot and vivid imagery that truly proclaims the mighty power of prayer.

The Circle Maker Prayer Journal

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780310328346

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Based on Mark Batterson's revolutionary, bestselling book on prayer, The Circle Maker Prayer Journal features inspirational sayings and plenty of space for readers to record their prayers and God's answers, as well as all their spiritual insights along the way. They will learn to pray powerful words according to God's will--and see the amazing results!--while they gather their prayers so they can go back and see how God has been answering since they started their amazing prayer journey. The Circle Maker Prayer Journal is the guide to making life goals a reality of answered prayers instead of just fleeting wishes. This handsomely bound keepsake volume in a supple leather-like binding will become a written record for dreaming big and seeing God's answers. Perfect for gift giving!

The Circle Maker Devotions for Kids

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310766869

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Based on the New York Times bestselling The Circle Maker and Draw the Circle by Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker Devotions for Kids encourages kids ages 8 and up to pray circles around their biggest dreams. Boys and girls will learn the story of Honi the Circle Maker, who drew a circle in the sand and didn’t budge from it until God answered a seemingly impossible prayer. Kids are encouraged to be brave and bold in their prayers and dreams just like Honi, and to see how God answers prayers in big and small ways. Featuring 100 inspiring messages and a beautifully designed interior, this devotional makes a perfect gift for young readers.

Praying Circles Around Your Future

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031076601X

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 128

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What impossibly big dream has God given you? From Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, comes Praying Circles Around Your Future, a beautiful and inspiring book that encourages you to dream big, pray hard,anduncover your heart's deepest desires. With quotes from The Circle Maker Student Edition alongside gorgeous, full-color photographs, you’ll find ways to embrace your God-given dreams and learn to come boldly before God in prayer. Calling on the legend of Honi the Circle Maker—a first century BC Israeli man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from it until God answered his prayer—Mark Batterson challenges you to make a prayer circle around your seemingly impossible dreams. God delights in hearing your biggest, boldest prayers, and you’ll feel inspired to see how God will show up in your life.

Draw the Circle Study Guide

Taking the 40 Day Prayer Challenge

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310094674

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Have your prayers become stagnant? Do you long to see God move in fresh ways? Are you ready to move to new places in your walk with God? If so, it’s time to take the 40-day prayer challenge and press into God like never before. In this five-session video study, bestselling author and pastor Mark Batterson reveals how taking up this challenge will not only change the way you pray today but also dramatically impact the rest of your life. While this challenge won’t be easy, and you will certainly experience setbacks along the way, as you pray through you can be assured that God will come through for you in new and exciting ways. Miracles that happen in your life decades from now will trace their origin back to this season of prayer, and breakthroughs that occur will become generational blessings that will live on long after your time on earth is over. Today is the day for you to not only draw your prayer circle but also form your prayer circle with other believers in Christ. Now is the time to join with the more than half a million people who have already accepted this 40-day challenge to pray like it depends on God and work like it depends on them. As you do, you will witness the miraculous results in your life, your church, your community, and your world that only God can bring. The Draw the Circle Study Guide includes video discussion questions, personal reflection questions, and daily devotional readings for each of the 40 days in the challenge. Sessions include: Drawing a Circle Dream Big Pray Hard Think Long The Ripple Effect Designed for use with the Draw the Circle Video Study (9780310094685) sold separately.

Draw the Circle Prayer Journal

A 40-Day Experiment

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780310352693

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Drawn from Mark Batterson's bestselling books The Circle Maker and Draw the Circle, this bullet journal will guide you into deeper and more intentional prayers with writing prompts for each day, scripture quotes, and beautifully designed spreads. Experience the power of bold prayer in your life as you journey through this prayer experiment.

Praying Circles Around Your Marriage

Author: Joel Schmidgall,Nina Schmidgall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780310354888

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Prayer is the most powerful way to transform your marriage. Praying Circles Around Your Marriage draws from the life-changing principles in the bestselling book The Circle Maker to empower you to fulfill the God-given dreams for your marriage.

The Circle

Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385351402

Category: Fiction

Page: 504

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Now a Major Motion Picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. A bestselling dystopian novel that tackles surveillance, privacy and the frightening intrusions of technology in our lives. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Multnomah Books

ISBN: 1601429290

Category: Bible

Page: 208

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Play the Man

Becoming the Man God Created You to Be

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493409220

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Somewhere along the way, our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities, relationships, and the reason God made them men. It's into this "no man's land" that New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson declares his mantra for manhood: play the man. In this inspiring call to something greater, he helps men understand what it means to be a man of God by unveiling seven virtues of manhood. Mark shares inspiring stories of manhood, including the true story of the hero and martyr Polycarp, who first heard the voice from heaven say, "Play the man." Mark couples those stories with practical ideas about how to disciple the next generation of men. This is more than a book; it's a movement of men who will settle for nothing less than fulfilling their highest calling to be the man and the father God has destined them to be. Play the man. Make the man.

Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307887456

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

Being Boss

Take Control of Your Work and Live Life on Your Own Terms

Author: Emily Thompson,Kathleen Shannon

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 0762490454

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

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From the creators of the hit podcast comes an interactive self-help guide for creative entrepreneurs, where they share their best tools and tactics on "being boss" in both business and life. Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson are self-proclaimed "business besties" and hosts of the top-ranked podcast Being Boss, where they talk shop and share their combined expertise with other creative entrepreneurs. Now they take the best of their from-the- trenches advice, giving you targeted guidance on: The Boss Mindset: how to weed out distractions, cultivate confidence, and tackle "fraudy feelings" Boss Habits: including a tested method for visually mapping out goals with magical results Boss Money: how to stop freaking out about finances and sell yourself (without shame) With worksheets, checklists, and other real tools for achieving success, here's a guide that will truly help you "be boss" not only at growing your business, but creating a life you love.

Chase the Lion

If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It's Too Small

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601428863

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Quit playing it safe and start running toward the roar! When the image of a man-eating beast travels through the optic nerve and into the visual cortex, the brain sends the body a simple but urgent message: run away! That’s what normal people do, but not lion chasers. Rather than seeing a five-hundred-pound problem, they see an opportunity for God to show up and show His power. Chase the Lion is more than a catch phrase; it’s a radically different approach to life. It’s only when we stop fearing failure that we can fully seize opportunity by the mane. With grit and gusto, New York Times best-selling author Mark Batterson delivers a bold message to everyone with a big dream. This is a wake-up call to stop living as if the purpose of life was to simply arrive safely at death. Our dreams should scare us. They should be so big that without God they would be impossible to achieve. Quit running away from what you’re afraid of. Chase the lion! Change the world! What is your five-hundred-pound dream? In this highly anticipated sequel to his best-selling In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Mark Batterson invites lion chasers everywhere to chase dreams so impossible that victory demands we face our fears, defy the odds, and hold tight to God. These are the kind of dreams that will make you a bigger person and the world a better place. Based upon 2 Samuel 23, Chase the Lion tells the true story of an ancient warrior named Benaiah who chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day—and then killed it. For most people, that situation wouldn’t just be a problem…it would be the last problem they ever faced. For Benaiah, it was an opportunity to step into his destiny. After defeating the lion, he landed his dream job as King David’s bodyguard and eventually became commander-in-chief of Israel’s army under King Solomon. Written in a way that both challenges and encourages, this revolutionary book will help unleash the faith and courage you need to identify, chase, and catch the five-hundred-pound dreams in your life.

Imperfect Courage

Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared

Author: Jessica Honegger

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0735291306

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Want to make a move but scared to leave your comfort zone? Go anyway. “Jessica's perspective of global sisterhood and the power of lifting each other up in the midst of fear and scarcity is exactly what we need today. This book is both an invitation and a challenge to bravely show up for ourselves, for the people we love, and for the strangers that we will one day call family. I say, Amen!” —Brené Brown, Ph.D., Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Braving the Wilderness In Imperfect Courage, the founder of the popular fair trade jewelry brand Noonday Collection shares her story of starting the rapid-growing business that impacts over 4,500 artisans in vulnerable communities across the globe—and invites readers on a journey of transformation, challenging them to trade their comfort zones for a life of impact and adventure. In 2015, Inc. magazine recognized Noonday Collection as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. But years earlier, as Jessica Honegger stood at a pawn-shop counter in Austin, Texas, and handed over her grandmother's gold jewelry, her goal was much more personal: to fund the adoption of her Rwandan son, Jack, by selling artisan-made jewelry. This first step launched an unexpected side-hustle that would grow into Noonday Collection. Jessica embarked on this new journey and teamed up with her first artisan partner, Jalia, a Ugandan jewelry maker. She saw the meaningful impact Noonday brought to Jalia's community and knew it was the right move. Fear crept into Jessica's heart as she realized her success, or failure, meant the same for Jalia. But refusing to let fear hinder her goals, Jessica found the necessary (if imperfect) courage she needed along the way--the courage to leave comfort and embrace a life of risk and impact. Discover Your Imperfect Courage In Imperfect Courage, Jessica takes you by the hand and invites you to trade your comfort zone for a life of impact and meaning. • First, she invites you to draw a circle of compassion around yourself and leads you through some soul-searching aimed at setting you free from shame. • Next, she challenges all of us to come together, dare to be vulnerable with one another, and commit to building a culture of collaboration. • Finally, Jessica calls on you to broaden your circle of compassion to embrace the entire globe--and to bring your beautifully imperfect courage to a world that needs you.

Wild Goose Chase

Reclaim the Adventure of Pursuing God

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 9780307457486

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Most of us have no idea where we’re going most of the time. Perfect. “Celtic Christians had a name for the Holy Spirit–An Geadh-Glas, or ‘the Wild Goose.’ The name hints at mystery. Much like a wild goose, the Spirit of God cannot be tracked or tamed. An element of danger, an air of unpredictability surround Him. And while the name may sound a little sacrilegious, I cannot think of a better description of what it’s like to follow the Spirit through life. I think the Celtic Christians were on to something…. Most of us will have no idea where we are going most of the time. And I know that is unsettling. But circumstantial uncertainty also goes by another name: Adventure.” --from the introduction From the Trade Paperback edition.

Problem Solved

A Powerful System for Making Complex Decisions with Confidence and Conviction

Author: Cheryl Strauss Einhorn

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1632659174

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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*International Book Awards Finalist It can be messy and overwhelming to figure out how to solve thorny problems. Where do you start? How do you know where to look for information and evaluate its quality and bias? How can you feel confident that you are making a careful and thoroughly researched decision? Whether you are deciding between colleges, navigating a career decision, helping your aging parents find the right housing, or expanding your business, Problem Solved will show you how to use the powerful AREA Method to make complex personal and professional decisions with confidence and conviction. Cheryl’s AREA Method coaches you to make smarter, better decisions because it: Recognizes that research is a fundamental part of decision making and breaks down the process into a series of easy-to-follow steps. Solves for problematic mental shortcuts such as bias, judgment, and assumptions. Builds in strategic stops that help you chunk your learning, stay focused, and make your work work for you. Provides a flexible and repeatable process that acts as a feedback loop. Life is filled with uncertainty, but that uncertainty needn’t hobble us. Problem Solved offers a proactive way to work with, and work through, ambiguity to make thoughtful, confident decisions despite our uncertain and volatile world.