Joel Schmidgall, Nina Schmidgall, Mark Batterson – contributor, Lora Batterson – foreword – Praying Circles Around Your Marriage


Dream big, pray hard, and think long – together.

Marriage is your most sacred relationship on this earth, and prayer is the single most powerful way to transform it. It’s time to learn the relational truths in the legend of Honi the Circle Maker – a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not leave it until God answered his impossible prayer. The commitment made in the sacred circle of marriage requires the same kind of boldness and resolve as the Circle Maker. Honi’s prayer saved a generation, and your prayers can transform your relationship.

Praying Circles Around Your Marriage draws from the life-changing principles Mark Batterson outlines in his New York Times best-seller The Circle Maker. Joined by Pastor Joel and Nina Schmidgall, who serve with Mark at National Community Church, the authors draw from personal stories, Scripture, and practical insight. You’ll discover seven key prayer circles for your marriage: Vision Circle, Romance Circle, War Circle, Dance Circle, Support Circle, Storm Circle, and Legacy Circle. Through these circles, you will:

Discover your shared vision and find a new combined purpose together

Turn the tables on conflict and access the gift of being known

Be a student of your spouse and ensure a connected and intimate relationship

Build a foundation for your marriage that will help you weather the trials that are sure to come

Learn to draw a larger circle around your marriage so your unified purpose can be a blessing to others

The truth is this: What your marriage will become is determined by how you pray. Bold prayers honor God. God honors bold prayers. Praying Circles Around Your Marriage will empower you and your spouse to identify your greatest dreams for the most important relationship in your life and pray the kind of audacious prayers in which God finds delight.

After all, your life together has a legacy to leave for future generations. It’s time to start circling.

Author: Joel Schmidgall, Nina Schmidgall, Mark Batterson – contributor, Lora Batterson – foreword
Narrator: Joel Schmidgall, Lora Batterson – foreword, Nina Schmidgall
Duration: 5 hours 34 minutes
Released: 19 May 2002
Publisher: Zondervan
Language: English

User Review:

outfield manageable

This book was a very enjoyable listen and gave us some things to think of and try in our marriage.