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Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge Mark Batterson, au

Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge
Mark Batterson, author of The Circle Maker has written a devotional for readers participating in 40 days of prayer. He has collected stories containing answered prayers. He draws on his own experiences and those of others...
Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge
Mark Batterson, author of The Circle Maker has written a devotional for readers participating in 40 days of prayer. He has collected stories containing answered prayers. He draws on his own experiences and those of others. Each daily selection is an encouraging and faith-building devotional. He style is conversational and easy to read. His enthusiasm and faith is contagious.
I found myself looking forward to reading the next selection every morning. This devotional is a great way to focus on prayer and God’s faithfulness. I heartily recommend it for those readers who want a lively and enthusiastic shot of faith. I received a free copy from Zondervan and this is my honest review.

posted by bookbloggerKB on April 13, 2013

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Repetitive

Much of the book repeats the original.

posted by 5219534 on June 15, 2013

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  • Posted April 13, 2013

    Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge Mark Batterson, au

    Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge
    Mark Batterson, author of The Circle Maker has written a devotional for readers participating in 40 days of prayer. He has collected stories containing answered prayers. He draws on his own experiences and those of others. Each daily selection is an encouraging and faith-building devotional. He style is conversational and easy to read. His enthusiasm and faith is contagious.
    I found myself looking forward to reading the next selection every morning. This devotional is a great way to focus on prayer and God’s faithfulness. I heartily recommend it for those readers who want a lively and enthusiastic shot of faith. I received a free copy from Zondervan and this is my honest review.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2013

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    Draw the Circle :The 40 Day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson i

    Draw the Circle :The 40 Day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson is part of a growing genre of 40 day devotional books. The 40 day wilderness account in the new testament gospel of Matthew chapter 4 has inspired countless books and devotionsls based on the 40 day principle of changing one's life and growing closer to God. Though the themes vary- the 40 day devotional pattern is significant. In contrast to yearly devotionals, 40 day devotionals tend to be more focused in a specific themed and can be complered in a more managable amount of time.

    Batterson's devotional is based on his original book- The Circle Maker. Nevertheless, those readers who never read the previous book can still enjoy this independent devotional. As the bible teaches prayer can change lives. It is a wonder how so many Christians overlook something so basic as prayer. The author brings to light the real power of prayer for the individual and the lives around him or her. Based heavily on personsal anecdotes and scripture the reader is empowered to seek out the power of prayer for himself. Many of the stories center around how the reader can minister to those around him- strangers as well as familiar faces alike. It teaches the reader to be in tune with the proddings of the Holy Spirit. This book is certainly not to encourage the introverted solitary individual. The author encourages the reader to take a chance- a risk- and leave tge confines of his circle of comfort- to discard social norms of personal space and privacy- in order to reach out to those in need, The idea is that we are tools of the Holy Spirit sometimes called to do a work or deliver a message for others- even strangers. For those who want a comfortable book while sitting at home - for self help- this isn't it. This book is for those who want to get out and make a difference.

    As a blogger for booksneeze I received this book published by Zondervan publishers for the purpose of writing this review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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