Book Review: Draw the Circle


Book Description:

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.

My Review:

Mark Batterson asks us in Draw the Circle to take a 40 day prayer challenge and pray at the same time for 40 days, using the prompts in his book.  He tells us that our lives will be changed forever and dramatically.  He presents bold methods of prayer throughout the book.  Each chapter represents a day and is complete with discussions that are filled with biblical and modern life stories that represent the prayer topic being discussed.  We can read the chapter and use that topic in our prayers for the day.  The book recommends that you keep a prayer journal so that you can record God’s answers to pray and build your faith in the process.  I think this would be a good book for someone wanting to expand their prayer life in a new way.  Some of the discussions are challenging and call for bold leaps of faith.  I would recommend this book to Christians.  It is no necessary to read the other circle books in order for this one to make sense or be effective.  There is a comprehensive introduction at the beginning of the book.  So if you are looking for a new study or devotional then take a look at this book.  It may be the one you are looking for.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book from Booksneeze.     I was not obligated to write a positive review.  The opinions in this review are my own.



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