Drawing examples from the Bible and from the sidewalks of New York City, Fresh Power shows what happens when the Spirit of God moves in our midst. He longs to reveal the mind of God to us and to release heaven's limitless resources to meet the desperate needs around us.
Fresh Power will expand your vision for what God can and will do, and inspire you to pray like never before for God's power in your church - and in you.
We Need God's Power Drawing examples from the Bible and from the sidewalks of New York City, Fresh Power shows what happens when the Spirit of God moves in our midst. He longs to reveal the mind of God to us and to release heaven's limitless resources to meet the desperate needs around us. Fresh Power will expand your vision for what God can and will do, and inspire you to pray like never before for God's power in your church---and in you.
Jim Cymbala has served as pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle for more than twenty-five years. He is the author of many bestselling titles, including Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire; Fresh Faith and Fresh Power; and curricula, including When God's People Pray and When God's Spirit Moves, which is linked to Spirit Rising. He lives in New York City with his wife, Carol Cymbala, who directs the Grammy Award--winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. Website: www.brooklyntabernacle.org SPANISH BIO: Jim Cymbala ha servido como pastor del Tabernaculo de Brooklyn durante mas de veinticinco anos. Es autor de muchos titulos exito de ventas, incluyendo Fuego vivo, Viento fresco: Fe viva y Poder vivo. Reside en la ciudad de New York con Carol, su esposa. Ella dirige el coro del Tabernaculo de Brooklyn ganador del premio Grammy.
Dean Merrill, former publishing executive with Focus on the Family and International Bible Society, is author or coauthor of 31 books, including The God Who Won't Let Go and Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Church. He and his wife live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. SPANISH BIO: Dean Merrill, quien fuera ejecutivo de publicaciones de Enfoque en la Familia y de la Sociedad Biblica Internacional, es autor o coautor de 31 libros, entre ellos The God Who Won't Let Go y Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Church. Fue Presidente de la Asociacion de Casas Editoras Cristianas Evangelicas y miembro de la junta de Global Publishers Alliance, la division internacional de publicacion para la Asociacion. Tambien ha sido editor de revistas, entre ellas Campus Life, Leadership Journal y Christian Herald. Vive con su esposa en Colorado Springs, Colorado.
This third book in Cymbala's bestselling trilogy (Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire and
Fresh Faith) explores the third person in the Trinity: the Holy Spirit. Like
its award-winning predecessors, it combines unforgettable anecdotes culled from
Cymbala's ministry as pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle with deep theological
and biblical truths, many of which are not easy to hear. It is clearly the
edgiest, most cutting book of the series, with Cymbala's passionate voice
urging Christians to abandon their comfort zones in favor of the unpredictable
leadings of the Spirit. He criticizes churchgoers who neglect the power of the
Spirit, chastising, for example, Christians who are so fixated on end-time
prophecies that they neglect God's work in the here and now. His harshest words
are reserved for the "the disastrous `church-growth' movement," which, he says,
has convinced Christians everywhere that worship must be entertaining and
inoffensive. Cymbala utilizes the Book of Acts to explore the early Church's
practice of complete dependence upon the Spirit, citing not just the famous
Pentecost scene of Acts 2 but also many other examples of transformation
throughout the book (particularly Peter's metamorphosis from a fair-weather
friend of Jesus into a committed, Spirit-led apostle). Some readers may be made
uneasy by Cymbala's hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners approach, but others will
cheer his prophetic call to reformationDand, more importantly, be changed by
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