Friday, February 27, 2015

Bookshelf Friday - Draw the Circle the 40 Day Prayer Challenge

I'm sure many of you have heard of The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson, so the title of today's book will sound familiar. It's a follow-up to The Circle Maker, and I just started it. Here's a blurb, and we'll chat on the other side.

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.

I never read The Circle Maker, but when a friend challenged me to pick up Draw the Circle I was intrigued. I love encouraging testimonies from others' lives and every day of Draw the Circle includes one. It also challenges us. Not to simply believe if we walk in a circle God will deliver whatever our request is, but to draw close to God. To live a faith that is bold. To believe God can do anything. To ask for our dreams because he's the one who gave them to us. I'm only on day 10, but so far it's enriched my morning prayer time and I'm excited to see where day 40 will leave me!

You can purchase Draw the Circle here. Pick it up and start your journey today. Have a great weekend, friends!