Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire
The Times Are UrgentGod Is on the MoveNow Is the Moment to …ask God to ignite his fire in your soul! Pastor Jim Cymbala believes that Jesus wants to renew his people—to call us back from spiritual dead ends, apathy, and lukewarm religion.Cymbala knows the difference firsthand. Thirty-five years ago his own church, the Brooklyn Tabernacle, was a struggling congregation of twenty. Then they began to pray … God began to move … street-hardened lives by the hundreds were changed by the love of Christ … and today they are more than ten thousand strong.The story of what happened to this broken-down church in one of America’s toughest neighborhoods points the way to new spiritual vitality in the church and in your own life. Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire shows what the Holy Spirit can do when believers get serious about prayer and the gospel. As this compelling book reveals, God moves in life-changing ways when we set aside our own agendas, take him at his word, and listen for his voice.
About the Author
Jim Cymbala has been the pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle for more than thirty-five years. The bestselling author of Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, he lives in New York City with his wife, Carol Cymbala, who directs the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.
‘The Brooklyn Tabernacle is truly following the example of the New Testament church. This deeply moving book calls churches back to the Word of God and prayer and away from the cheap substitutes that are so popular today.’ – Warren Wiersbe, Author
‘There are relatively few churches that have a heart for the lost and for the inner city; Jim Cymbala and the Brooklyn Tabernacle are one of the few. They have allowed the Holy Spirit to use them to breathe fresh life into seemingly hopeless lives.’ – Nicky Cruz, Author
‘If you ever have the chance to visit Pastor Cymbala’s church, do not miss it. If you can’t go, you must read ‘Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire.’ The remarkable story of this great church and its dynamic Spirit-filled pastor will bring fresh wind and fresh fire into your life.’ – Bob Briner, President
‘Lovingly but forcefully, Jim Cymbala calls us, the Church, to look in the mirror, to repent of all out futile attempts to do the work of the Holy Spirit, and to get back on our knees where we belong. Only then will God supernaturally move to accomplish His plan for our ministries and lives.’ – Dr. Ron Mehl, Founder
‘Jim and Carol Cymbala’s voice is worth everyone hearing. He has a passion and a purity that brings force and clarity to the grand old gospel – bringing it alive with contemporary vitality and beauty.’ – Jack W. Hayford, Founder
‘It is without question that God has placed his hand on Pastor Jim Cymbala in the raising up of a great inner-city ministry, the Brooklyn Tabernacle. This church, under his leadership, serves as a model and an inspiration for so many across America. It has been their dependence upon the enabling of the Holy Spirit and the emphasis upon prayer that has brought this about.’ – Thomas E. Trask, Former General Superintendent
‘This is an important book for all whose Christianity has become still and sterile. ‘Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire’ signals that God is at work in our day and that he wishes to be at work in our lives.’ – Dr. Joseph Stowell, Former President