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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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The Prayer Coin

Daring to Pray with Honest Abandon

Author: Elisa Morgan

Publisher: Discovery House

ISBN: 1627077758

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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When asked, “How does Jesus teach us to pray?” what would you answer? Most Christians would probably mention the Lord’s Prayer. But there’s another way that Jesus taught us to pray: in the Garden of Gethsemane, He modeled a prayer that can revitalize and transform your prayer life. In the same sentence Jesus both requested (“Take this cup”) and relinquished (“Not my will”). He prayed two sides of the “prayer coin”—honesty and abandon. Elisa Morgan’s The Prayer Coin explores this two-sided masterpiece of prayer, inviting you to the intimacy Jesus died to provide.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sometimes He Whispers Sometimes He Roars

Learning to Hear the Voice of God

Author: Marilynn Chadwick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451657374

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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This practical, personal prayer guide contains stories, teachings, and tips to help jumpstart the prayer journey of readers, whether they are new to prayer or lifelong prayer veterans. The author’s prayers took her halfway around the world to work with the destitute and poor in African countries as she became the answer to someone else’s prayers. Most books on prayer describe answers to the author’s personal prayers. This book not only does that but also shows how the author became the answer to other people’s prayers. Marilynn tells her story of how as an ordinary mom, she has moved from her own neighborhood to the inner city to genocide-torn Africa. She also tells of meeting two African presidents and becoming deeply involved with the poor in Sudan. But much more than her personal story, this book offers a multitude of practical helps for readers to jumpstart their own prayer journey with step-by-step instructions, training, and tips. Inspirational principles—such as “Double for Your Trouble,” which teaches that those who suffer pain and trouble are often doubly blessed by God—ground readers and equip them for prayer. And inspirational stories—such as “Pennies from Heaven,” which tells how the author found pennies everywhere only to discover that God was trying to tell her something—motivate readers to move forward in their own prayer journey. Finally, a twenty-page, eight-week Leaders Study Guide is included at the end of the book for those who want to share and teach this book’s methods to others.

Fasting Journal

Your Personal 21-Day Guide to a Successful Fast

Author: Jentezen Franklin

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1599797712

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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"New York Times"-bestselling author Franklin offers the necessary keys to experiencing powerful transformation in this 21-day fasting journal. Each day provides a specific focus for prayers and fasting, and includes specific reminders of what to expect both physically and spiritually during a fast.

A Trip around the Sun

Turning Your Everyday Life into the Adventure of a Lifetime

Author: Mark Batterson,Richard Foth,Susanna Foth Aughtmon

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441228020

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 2021

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What happens when we take Jesus at his word when he says, "I have come that you might have life and have it to the full?" New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson and his mentor Richard Foth have done just that with their lives--and in A Trip around the Sun, they show readers how they too can experience their life and faith as the ultimate adventure. In a fun, storytelling style, Mark and Dick challenge readers to shake off fear, dream big, and quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. The accumulated wisdom from their combined 117 trips around the sun radiates from every heartfelt page, invigorating those of us who have found ourselves stuck in a rut dug by our sense of duty and our fear of the unknown. Anyone who wants to grab life and squeeze every ounce of joy out of it will be inspired by this unapologetic celebration of the life Jesus died to give us.

The Pixar Touch

Author: David A. Price

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307269507

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year The Pixar Touch is a lively chronicle of Pixar Animation Studios' history and evolution, and the “fraternity of geeks” who shaped it. With the help of animating genius John Lasseter and visionary businessman Steve Jobs, Pixar has become the gold standard of animated filmmaking, beginning with a short special effects shot made at Lucasfilm in 1982 all the way up through the landmark films Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Wall-E, and others. David A. Price goes behind the scenes of the corporate feuds between Lasseter and his former champion, Jeffrey Katzenberg, as well as between Jobs and Michael Eisner. And finally he explores Pixar's complex relationship with the Walt Disney Company as it transformed itself into the $7.4 billion jewel in the Disney crown. With an Updated Epilogue

Faith and Lettering

An Inspirational Guide to Creative Lettering and Journaling

Author: Krystal Whitten

Publisher: Worthy Inspired

ISBN: 9781683972433

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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An all-inclusive tool for lettering your faith, connecting with Scripture, and creating beautiful, meaningful art in your journal, Bible and home.

Moving Mountains

Praying with Passion, Confidence, and Authority

Author: John Eldredge

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718037669

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Why Some Prayers Work, Why Some Don’t, and How You and God Can Change Things for Good How would it feel to enter into prayer with confidence and assurance—certain that God heard you and that your prayers would make a difference? It would likely feel amazing and unfamiliar. That’s because often our prayers seem to be met with silence or don’t appear to change anything. Either response can lead to disappointment or even despair in the face of our ongoing battles and unmet longings—especially when we don’t know if we’re doing something wrong or if some prayers just don’t work. New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge confronts these issues directly in Moving Mountains by offering a hopeful approach to prayer that is effective, relational, and rarely experienced by most Christians. In a world filled with danger, adventure, and wonder, we have at our disposal prayers that can transform the events and issues that matter most to us and to God. Moving Mountains shows you how to experience the power of daily prayer, learn the major types of prayers—including those of intervention, consecration, warfare, and healing—and to discover the intimacy of the cry of the heart prayer, listening prayer, and praying Scripture. Things can be different, and you personally have a role to play with God in bringing about that change through prayer. It may sound too good to be true, but this is your invitation to engage in the kind of prayers that can move God's heart as well as the mountains before you.

The Pray! Prayer Journal

Daily Steps Toward Praying God's Heart

Author: Dean Ridings,Eric Sandras

Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781576836163

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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This prayer journal has 12 Scripture-based prayer guides, 48 devotional readings, 12 prayers for your spiritual growth, and more.

The Fasting Edge

Recover Your Passion. Recapture Your Dream. Restore Your Joy

Author: Jentezen Franklin

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1616386290

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 8961

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Take your fasting experience to a new level and recapture your spiritual passion.We all go through times when we feel like we are not living up to our full potential. So many circumstances in life deplete our energy, dull our spiritual sharpness, and cause us to lose our edge. In Fasting to Regain Your Edge, Jentezen Franklin shows you how to recharge your spiritual energy through fasting. Full of all new principles gleaned from his twenty years of fasting experience, Franklin shows you how to: Experience fasting in a whole new way Regain your spiritual power in six steps Move from past hurts to joy, mercy, and grace See God move you into victory