The Circle Maker

The Circle Maker Author Mark Batterson
ISBN-10 0310346916
Release 2016-12-06
Pages 240
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Dream Big. Pray Hard. Think Long. In The Circle Maker Expanded Edition, Pastor Mark Batterson shares powerful insights that will help you pray in a new way knowing that bold prayers honor God and God honors bold prayers.



The Circle Maker

The Circle Maker Author Mark Batterson
ISBN-10 9780310346920
Release 2016-12-06
Pages 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.



The Circle Maker Participant s Guide

The Circle Maker Participant s Guide Author Mark Batterson
ISBN-10 9780310692171
Release 2013-04-10
Pages 96
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The Circle Maker, a dynamic four-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), uses the story of Honi the Circle Maker, who prayer-walked until the rains came during a devastating first Century drought. This Participant Guide provides individual and group activities, between session personal studies, and additional background material that will enhance the experience of the video on The Circle Maker DVD (sold separately). This story helps you and your entire church begin to identify dreams and future miracles you can draw prayer circles around. God, who still looks for circle makers whose bold prayers defy human convention and invoke divine intervention is waiting for those prayers… Mark Batterson not only teaches about big dreams and bold prayers, he lives it. With stories of Honi, as well as reflections on modern day miracles as a result of prayer, this participant's guide will help you identify, discuss and put into practice the dreams and future miracles you need to draw circles around. Sessions include: 1. Becoming a Circle Maker 2. Little People, Big Risks, and Huge Circles 3. Praying Hard and Praying Through 4. Praying is Like Planting Designed for use with The Circle Maker Video Study (sold separately).



The Circle Maker Curriculum Kit

The Circle Maker Curriculum Kit Author Mark Batterson
ISBN-10 0310818192
Release 2013-09-10
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Who we are is determined by how we pray: with small, timid prayers, or big, audacious prayers. In this four-session preaching series and group study, Mark Batterson teaches how you and your congregation can claim God-given promises, pursue God-sized dreams, and seize God-ordained opportunities and through it all bring glory to God.



Praying Circles around Your Children

Praying Circles around Your Children Author Mark Batterson
ISBN-10 9780310320517
Release 2012-07-24
Pages 112
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Mark Batterson shares a perfect blend of biblical yet practical advice that will revolutionize your prayer life by giving you a new vocabulary and a new methodology. You’ll see how prayer is your secret weapon. Through stories of parents just like you, Batterson shares five prayer circles that will not only help you pray for your kids, but also pray through your kids. Batterson teaches about how to create prayer lists unique to your family, claim God-inspired promises for your children, turn your family circle into a prayer circle, and discover your child’s life themes. And he not only tells you how, he illustrates why. As Batterson says, “I realize that not everyone inherited a prayer legacy like I did, but you can leave a legacy for generations to come. Your prayers have the power to shape the destiny of your children and your children’s children. It’s time to start circling.”



Draw the Circle

Draw the Circle Author Mark Batterson
ISBN-10 9780310327509
Release 2012-12-18
Pages 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 for Kids

The Circle Maker for Kids Author Mark Batterson
ISBN-10 0310724929
Release 2013
Pages 32
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Recounts the ancient Jewish legend of how Honi the Rainmaker taught his people about the power of prayer.



The Circle Maker Prayer Journal

The Circle Maker Prayer Journal Author Mark Batterson
ISBN-10 0310328349
Release 2012-12-18
Pages 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!



Be a Circle Maker

Be a Circle Maker Author Mark Batterson
ISBN-10 9780310336372
Release 2011-12-20
Pages 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.



Chase the Lion

Chase the Lion Author Mark Batterson
ISBN-10 9781601428868
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 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.



Praying Circles Around the Lives of Your Children

Praying Circles Around the Lives of Your Children Author Mark Batterson
ISBN-10 0310339731
Release 2014-04-14
Pages 224
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This updated and expanded version of Mark Batterson's wildly popular Praying Circles Around Your Children booklet is a perfect blend of biblical yet practical advice that will revolutionize parents prayer lives. Mark Batterson has a surprising secret weapon to parenting: prayer. Batterson shares a perfect blend of biblical yet practical advice that will revolutionize parents' prayer lives by giving them a guide describing seven important ways to pray for their children, such as praying for a hedge of protection and forming prayer circles. Using stories and experience, Batterson shares seven prayer circles that will help parents pray for their kids. In this book parents will learn how to: Create prayer lists unique to the their family Claim God-inspired promises for their children Turn their family circle into a prayer circle Discover their child's life themes As Batterson says, "I realize that not everyone inherited a prayer legacy like I did, but you can leave a legacy for generations to come. Your prayers have the power to shape the destiny of your children and your children's children. It's time to start circling." This new version contains 15,000 words of brand-new content.



In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day Author Mark Batterson
ISBN-10 1601422083
Release 2008-08-19
Pages 208
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Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn't chase. You will look back longingly on risks not taken, opportunities not seized, and dreams not pursued. Stop running away from what scares you most and start chasing the God-ordained opportunities that cross your path. In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day is inspired by one of the most obscure yet courageous acts recorded in Scripture, a blessed and audacious act that left no regrets: “Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it” (2 Samuel 23:20 -21). Unleash the lion chaser within! What if the life you really want, and the future God wants for you, is hiding right now in your biggest problem, your worst failure…your greatest fear? Story Behind the Book “Our best days often start out as our worst days. And our greatest opportunities are often disguised as our biggest problems. You can land in a pit with a lion on a snowy day, and it will seem like the end of the road. But God is in the recycling business. He recycles past experiences and uses them to prepare us for future opportunities. That is the story of my life. And that is the story of your life. Look in the rearview mirror long enough and you’ll see that God has purposely positioned you everywhere you’ve been—even when it seemed you’d taken a wrong turn.” —Mark Batterson



The Circle Maker

The Circle Maker Author Mark Batterson
ISBN-10 0310725135
Release 2012
Pages 189
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Using the legend of Honi the circle maker, guides readers to help identify their dreams and future miracles in order to find the clearest and most valuable answers from God.



Chase the Lion Stepping Confidently Into the Unknown Member Book

Chase the Lion  Stepping Confidently Into the Unknown   Member Book Author Mark Batterson
ISBN-10 1415861013
Release 2007-09-17
Pages 126
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Chase the Lion: Stepping Confidently Into the Unknown - Member Book is a 6-session young adult Bible study that expands the message of Mark Batterson s best-selling book "In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day." Inspired by a fearless warrior named Benaiah (2 Sam. 23:20) who changed the course of his future by winning a battle with a real lion, this study examines biblical and modern-day examples of people who were willing to put everything on the line, take risks, seize opportunities, face fears, embrace uncertainty, and look foolish when it comes to chasing after God-given opportunities. Our current Christian culture doesn't usually encourage sensible people to chase after risky opportunities and dreams. We want to believe that if it's a good decision, it will always be and feel safe because that's the way God wants life to be. But what if you discovered that the fulfilling life God wants for you is hiding behind a present problem, a past failure, or a lifelong fear? Author: Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. Targeting emerging generations, 73 percent of NCCers are single 20-somethings who live or work on Capitol Hill. Currently one church with three locations, the vision of NCC is to meet in movie theaters at metro stops throughout the D.C. area. Mark lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Lora, and three children. Mark is the author of the Threads studies, Chase the Lion and Chase the Goose. "



Id

Id Author Mark Batterson
ISBN-10 9781594679100
Release 2004-11-01
Pages 200
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Navigating a quarter-life, midlife, or fourth-quarter crisis? This book is a compass that will help you discover the true you: the person God created you to become. You'll never see yourself the same way!



What To Do On The Worst Day Of Your Life

What To Do On The Worst Day Of Your Life Author Brian Zahnd
ISBN-10 9781599797540
Release 2011-12-05
Pages 144
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Nobody knew adversity like King David. He was called and anointed to reign in life, and yet he had to find a way in God to keep form losing it all. In What to Do on the Worst Day of Your Life,Brian Zahnd looks into the life of David to discover a pattern of faith we can apply to overcome life’s daunting obstacles. In David’s story we find a timeless model for how to encounter God’s restorative power in the midst of deep tragedy. Join Brian Zahnd, and see what David did on his worst day. You’ll see David weep but not get bitter. You’ll see him reorient his vision and regain his passion. All along the journey you’ll be reminded that God’s great work in David’s life was not an odd, one-off miracle but a pattern of faith for all who are facing the worst day of their life.



With

With Author Skye Jethani
ISBN-10 9781595553805
Release 2011-08-22
Pages 224
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Stop Living Your Life Under, Over, From and For God and Start Living in Communion With Him. Endorsements: If we've grown weary of Christianity, if we find most any local church uninspiring, maybe the problem lies not in the Christian faith or these faithful bodies, but in our own disgruntled hearts. In With, Syke Jethani tenderly unmasks the clichéd posturing that too often masquerades as genuine communion with Christ. More importantly, he takes readers to the humble place they must occupy?in prayer, studying Scripture, with the Church?if faith, hope, and love are to truly mark our lives. -James H. Gilmore, author, The Experience Economy Made of the stuff of spiritual classics and presented in simple, contemporary terms, Skye Jethani does each of us a great service in calling us to reimagine the way we relate to God. We so readily fall prey to living out distortions and reductions to our Christian faith?with disastrous consequences. You and I are far more than sinners, consumers, managers, and servants. We are dearly loved by God and made for eternal communion with him. Everything looks different when we live life in response to God's love. -Paul Louis Metzger, Ph.D., Professor of Christian Theology & Theology of Culture, Multnomah Biblical Seminary and author of The Gospel of John: When Love Comes to Town Cleverly using four prepositions—under, over, from, and for, Skye Jethani convincingly diagnoses the reigning paradigms of life?whether secular or religious—and shows how each one has captured some element of truth but in the end is deficient; Ultimately, they miss the most important thing—real communion with the living God. Thus utilizing one final preposition, With, he lays out what it really means to know and experience communion with God—a life of faith, hope and love?the very things that we all desperately want and need. This is a helpful, encouraging, and inspiring book. -Jim Belcher, author of Deep Church It doesn’t matter, as old theologians were rumored to argue, how many angels can dance on a pinhead. But it does matter which preposition governs your faith?over, after, against, for, from, under, with. Who knew what huge worlds turn on such tiny words? Who knew what theological riches were laced into the bones of grammar? Skye has done a great service to the church. In prose elegant and clear, with insights keen and deep, he shows how everything changes with just one word: With. It’s a book I want my whole church to read. -Mark Buchanan, author of Spiritual Rhythm Who knew that a preposition had so much influence? Skye's book will challenge the way that you think about God and faith digging deep into our motivations and heart issues. You can't read this book and not see yourself and others differently! -Margaret Feinberg, author of Scouting the Divine and Hungry for God This book will do for our generation what J.B. Phillips, in his classic Your God is Too Small, did for his. With reveals views of God that can't satisfy and opens up the possibility for exploring a life with God that more than satisfies. -Scot McKnight, author of One.Life and The Blue Parakeet, professor of theology and biblical studies at North Park University Since I dove into With, I can't stop thinking about it. Skye Jethani's insights will change how you think about God...and you...and how the two of you relate. -Dr. Kara E. Powell, Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute