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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,497 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Cymbala Narrator: Jim Cymbala Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2004 ISBN: 9780310262367
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The times are urgent! God is on the move! Now 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, and 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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy Iacovetti | 2/20/2014

    " liked it, it was a true story, written by a pastor in downtown new york, who learns and tells about how God redirected his ministry...set things straight....important book about 'first things first' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 2/12/2014

    " Strong content, challenging but accessible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/10/2014

    " God is huge! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Seth Little | 2/9/2014

    " While this was an inspirational read, I had a hard time stomaching the anti-intellectual bent of Pastor Cymbala. He is clearly a man of the highest intentions and of faith, but I don't think he presents a balanced, holistic view of Christian ministry in the end. I recommend this book as a secondary part of a balanced reading diet for church leaders. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Murray | 2/6/2014

    " Jim Cymbala is the pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. Although he didn't found the tabernacle, it was just a handful of parishoners when his father-in-law gave him the assignment back in the early 70s. It now attracts some 8,000 weekly seekers and has satellites thoughout the land. Ironically, Fresh Wind Fresh Fire is about not seeking numbers in your church but seeking the Holy Spirit. He, if given the opportunity, will grow your church and depth of worship. I've read numerous books by Jim but this is the most biographic and personal. The story of his daughter and her trevails away from God and miraculous return is a good example of Jim's ability to put The Word into the real and everyday. I use the words "miraculous" and "everyday" very purposely. God does work in the supernatural sense in the world today, both on top and under the radar. Jim is gifted in plain speak and approaches his ministry without haughty eloquence and claims of high standing. He argues that preaching is just a small part of the life of a church body. Any overemphaisis on the Sunday service is a detraction from the real work. Deep prayer and reaching out to the community is where the action is and belongs. I remember a story from the book where a woman gave an emotional, personal testimonial for the fifth service of the weekend and Jim was exhausted when the service ended. He was sat down on the steps leading into the sanctuary just as the service ended and noticed that a homeless man was approaching. When he got within five feet or so Jim was overwhelmed with his stench. He thought to himself how he just couldn't deal with this man just then and raised his hands to stop his approach. He started to give him some rote blessings when the man spoke and said, "I don't want that junk, I want what that redheaded wowan has who was just speaking." He rushed Jim and buried his head against his neck and wrapped his arms around him sobbing. Jim said he was imediately empowered by the Spirit. The man's stench turned into a beautiful aroma that was more enticing than anything he had ever smelled. The Lord said to him at that moment, "Jim, if you and your wife have any value to me, if you have any purpose in my work--it has to do with this odor. This is the smell of the world I died for." Jim writes, " I can affirm the existence of Jesus Christ all I want, but in order to be effective, he must come alive in my life in a way that even the pedophile, the prositute, and the pusher can see." Jim lives in Brooklyn where he has countless opportunities to address his particular calling. He is a true inspiration to me and reminds me that I need to be constantly authentic in my faith and always have the courage to testify my personal experience with the Lord and how I called upon Him after 40 years in the desert, lost and hungry without hope. I called for the first time with real purpose and brokeness and He answered. Jim has seen this time and time and time again and knows how to make it real and believable to the hardest skeptics and that's a gift. Fresh Wind Fresh Fire is a wonderful introduction to experience the gifts God has granted Jim in his ministry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Jarvis | 1/25/2014

    " Great job on showing the power of prayer and the need for our reliance upon it! Very energizing to my soul! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/23/2014

    " Very inspiring. Gave me lots to think about in terms of prayer in corporate worship as well as prayer in my own life. I had read a brief summary of Cymbala's life before, but it was interesting to read more in-depth. I am recommending this book to my husband. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daphne Manning | 1/22/2014

    " An important book in my life as a Christian. I quote it often. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Katharine Gill | 1/11/2014

    " A powerful book about the power of prayer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenan | 1/2/2014

    " I really liked it. It was very convicting as far as realizing that prayer is super important and that it isn't emphasized enough in today's Church. I didn't agree with everything he said, but overall it was an excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug Price | 12/30/2013

    " This book will open your eyes to what a real praying church is supposed to be and what amazing things god can accomplish when we encounter him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Lewis | 12/4/2013

    " Great book. I will be rereading this one often. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhoda | 11/22/2013

    " Shekinah Glory Bible Study read..MBC. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 10/31/2013

    " Wonderful book! Would that all churches were praying churchs like this one that experienced many miracles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 10/10/2013

    " Thought part 1 was the best, the other two were so-so. Appreciated his perspective that the Western church has made far too much of the sermon and knowledge gathering and not enough of worshipping, seeking and praying to God. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hope Pankey | 9/13/2013

    " This book is the story about how Jim Cymbala ended up with a church in Brooklyn. This book tells of the struggle for the church, and how they ended up helping all those in need. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christian Cheong | 6/23/2013

    " You are fired up to pray, even before you can finished reading the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 City Girl | 6/18/2013

    " Great biography on church planting and very inspiring and challenging...I read through almost all of this and what I read was great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Friedmann | 6/3/2013

    " I read this one in college with a men's coffee club. It was a very bold, honest and refreshing testimony of trusting Go for your needs and having the courage and faith to believe God is who he says he is. It's really fun to read about how God showed up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leena | 5/28/2013

    " Excellent book! Definitely recommend if you desire to understand God's power! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 5/27/2013

    " This was a powerful book on the power of corporate prayer in the church today. Wonderful. Highly recommended read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie Poe | 5/12/2013

    " This book was all about the power of prayer. It reminded me prayer is not something I have to do but something that is very exciting and has no limits. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 12/18/2012

    " GOD IS ALL A ROUND "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 11/11/2012

    " A great true recounting of revival in one church that surrendered to the Holy Spirit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J-walk | 10/21/2012

    " Second reading of this book -- uplifting and provocative! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 10/20/2011

    " the book started off strong, and his testimonies are very compelling and inspiring. his comments on prayer are very challenging and really hit home. however, i found his critical tone distracting at times. i wish his criticism of certain elements of the church was a bit more balanced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beckynovacek | 7/29/2011

    " a quick easy reading book. i loved reading about the history of the brooklyn tabernacle church....but it's much more than a dry history. it's rich with testimonies of lives changed through the power of prayer. i so admire jim cymbala and the work he and his wife have done! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 7/8/2011

    " Very good book that illustrates the power of prayer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 4/26/2011

    " Didn't think I would like this as much as I did. Very inspiring and a great motivator to prayer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 3/17/2011

    " Thought part 1 was the best, the other two were so-so. Appreciated his perspective that the Western church has made far too much of the sermon and knowledge gathering and not enough of worshipping, seeking and praying to God. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 2/14/2011

    " This is one of the best books I have ever read on church and I have read a lot of books on church lately. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanne | 1/15/2011

    " This was read for Women's study group at church. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 12/3/2010

    " I'm not sure quite what I expected from this, but I was very pleasantly surprised. As a memoir of the rebirth and amazing growth of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, it's fascinating read; as an account of the importance of prayer in individual and congregational life, it's amazing. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 City Girl | 10/13/2010

    " Great biography on church planting and very inspiring and challenging...I read through almost all of this and what I read was great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Springhouston | 10/13/2010

    " The story of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. I wish I had loaned this book to someone that would have returned it!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 9/10/2010

    " A very inspirational book. It really helped me change my look and prayer and realize just how vital it is to your faith and relationship with God. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 7/18/2010

    " Excellent Christian teaching and church philosophy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 6/11/2010

    " It's time to join God in HIS work! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Felicia | 4/18/2010

    " Had a few good stories, but a little too preachy overall for me. Had to force myself to finish it. Disappointed since I had heard so many good things about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 2/1/2010

    " An excellent book that challenges the church to get back to prayer. I know it has already dramatically changed my prayer life! "

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About the Author

Jim Cymbala is an author and pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. His besteselling books include Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire; Fresh Faith; and Fresh Power.