Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Circle Maker (Mark Batterson)

I really enjoyed this book. It was a great reminder of the power of prayer. The author's premise is that God has many blessings waiting to shower down on you. They are there for the asking, if only we will ask. Not only that, He can bless us with far more than we can likely imagine. The author relates the story of the Israelites and how they tired of manna and wanted meat (Numbers 11). Quail fell from heaven....more than they could have ever imagined!

The circle aspect of it is interesting. The idea is that we need to circle things we are praying for or about, like Israelites did when the caused the walls of Jericho to fall down. (Joshua 6) He also encourages the reader to circle miracles in the Bible. It is all built on the legend of Honi, a man who prayed for rain after several years of drought. He drew a circle and called down the rain. I thought it was interesting that he would start the book with a legend, rather than a biblical story, but it worked.

All in all a good read. It is easy to read and has a lot of stories, both personal and biblical.

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