Glenn talks to Pastor Mark Batterson about a new 40 day and 40 night challenge

If you are a regular listener, you may have heard Glenn credit Pastor Mark Batterson, author of The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears, with changing his life. On Wednesday’s Glenn Beck Program, Batterson joined Glenn to discuss the idea of “circling” – or consistently praying until God’s will is accomplished – and why he felt compelled to write this book. Batterson also called into this morning’s radio program, and Glenn encouraged his listeners to consider reading the book and joining him in a 40 Day and 40 Night Challenge.

The Circle Maker was published two years ago, but Glenn discovered the book more recently. He asked Batterson to elaborate on what prompted him to write the book.

“So you put this book out two years ago, and I can tell by the way you wrote it, you didn't have any idea this would be a big book,” Glenn said. “You felt compelled to write it, and you have seen people change from this.”

“It's been remarkable to hear the stories,” Batterson said. “I think part of it is, you know, is there anybody who feels like they pray too much? Is there anybody who feels they pray too effectively? No one bats 1,000… Those who don't even profess to believe in God have asked me to pray for them. And so I have begun to hear those stories of the way that people are praying: Teachers circling classrooms. Doctors circling hospitals... I was doing an NFL chapel, and the coach pulled me aside said, ‘I circle the stadium before every home game.’ I have had several members of Congress say, ‘We are circling the Capitol in prayer.’ That's exactly what we need to do.”

Batterson cautioned, however, that we must be careful to not equate physically circling something with prayer.

“It is not just about physically circling something,” he explained. “Thousands of times I pray Luke 52 for my kids: Grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man. That's how I circle my kids, with that prayer. As they grow, it is so fun, then, to see how God answers those prayers.”

Glenn once again thanked Batterson for writing the book and speaking so openly about prayer. In the aftermath of the 2010 Restoring Honor Rally, Glenn asked the audience to join him in a 40 Day and 40 Night Challenge that served as a blueprint for national survival. This morning, Glenn asked his listeners to consider another challenge.

“I urge you to get The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson… and look at God a different way,” Glenn concluded. “We'll talk again in a couple of weeks, and I will just ask you to join me in doing a 40-day challenge. And let's just change the way we think and change the way we behave and be far better people than we are today.”

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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