by Jim Cymbala
Sometimes I read books at just the right time. They speak to my situation as I am living the very topic of the book. Such was the case with this one, Fresh Power.
A friend gave me this book and asked me to read it and give my opinion. I started to read believing that it would be a quick, light read. I was wrong. Cymbala touched on things about Christians, as individuals and as a group, that rang with truth. We are, for the most part, very trusting of our methods and plans, but we are very untrusting of being guided by the Holy Spirit. And many of the results we see seem grand, but they lack the power of the miraculous.
I think this book may go relatively unnoticed. It does not fit into the popular Christian mainstream books of self-help or steps to success. It is a reminder of the old ways. A reflection upon how the Holy Spirit was dramatically involved with the first-century church. This book declares that going back is the way to go forward.