Fresh Power

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.


Filed under Be Like Jesus, Christianity

3 responses to “Fresh Power

  1. Brenda

    Let’s be specific as we pray that the Holy Spirit take control of our study of WHH! I hope to read this one day. I sure hope eternity includes learning. I love that feeling of revelation that comes with nearly every book consumed! Probably won’t need the paper kind of book. Maybe heaven will include a “SonPhone” where we can just click on what we want to read and the author tells us the whole thing with illustrations and discussions! Course the SonPhone would also include being able to understand every language, talk to anyone we want to, and GodGames galore! I know, I’m silly! But it is fun to imagine!

  2. Carolyn

    Thanks for your thoughts; I totally agree with you. It is the power of God through the Holy Spirit that we need in these desperate times. Our efforts to serve God are limited when we rely on our own power.

  3. Jody

    Certainty is the mark of the commonsense life—gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life. To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, not knowing what tomorrow may bring. This is generally expressed with a sigh of sadness, but it should be an expression of breathless expectation. Oswald Chambers

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