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.”

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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