Some readers may be put off by Batterson’s use of the word, “mantra,” which many associate with Eastern religions. Batterson does not use “mantra” as a word repeated during meditative sessions as it’s done in Hinduism and Buddhism. Batterson uses “mantra” as a word to describe a God-inspired prayer parents pray throughout their children’s lifetime.
Not everyone knows how to pray or comes from a family background in which prayer is important. Batterson acknowledges this and teaches parents how to begin their prayer circle.
In light of the times in which we live, where children are vulnerable to school shootings and stranger-dangers are heard frequently on the news, Praying Circles Around Your Children, is a great resource that gives parents hope and a weapon – prayer – to protect their children.