Monday, January 14, 2013

{Zondervan Blog Tour and Giving Away TWO books!) Praying Circles around your Children by Mark Batterson

{Giveaway at the end of this post!)
Book Description:  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.'

My Thoughts:  Mark Batterson is one of my favorite nonfiction authors.  He writes with a passion for people and a realism that grips one's heart.  Having read some of his other books I was quite interested to read Praying Circles around your Children.
I love my child and want him to have the spiritual heritage that I have.  Even as he was forming in my womb my husband and I began praying for our son.  God has a plan and purpose for each one of us.  Mark Batterson brings this out on page 12, "That one decision can change your destiny, so can one prayer.  If you were a map to your spiritual history, you would find countless answers to prayer at key intersections along the way."  We all love our children and want the best for them.  Prayer is a parent's secret weapon.  God listens and answers prayer...hearts are changed and lives are saved.  
This is probably one of the best books I've read on giving a spiritual/prayer heritage to our children.  As Mark Batterson states, "You'll never be a perfect parent, but you can be a praying parent!" (back of book)
This small book packs a powerful, prayerful wallop!  A great read for grandparents too!
If you want to pray circles around your children and/or grandchildren then this is a must read for you! 
*This book was provided for review by Zondervan Publishing*
  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (July 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310325501
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310325505

Zondervan has provided TWO copies of 
Praying Circles Around Your Children 
for TWO readers!
Please leave a comment with your email address, so in case you win I can mail you the book =)
Giveaway ends January 24! 


  1. Hi. I'd love to win a Batterson book. I recently wrote a review of Wild Goose Chase. Not sure how to enter the giveaway though... I'm mruttleysz at gmail dot com

  2. i would LOVE to win this book.. with my tqwo lil ones i could really use it...

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  3. Because He hath inclined His ear unto me, therefore will I call upon Him as long as I live. Psalm 116:2

    More than anything else, I want God to incline His ear to me when I pray for my children. If this book can help me pray better for them, I'd like it whether I win it or buy it. Thank you, Tammy

  4. This sounds like a great book!

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