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Spirit Rising: Tapping into the Power of the Holy Spirit | [Jim Cymbala, Jennifer Schuchmnan]

Spirit Rising: Tapping into the Power of the Holy Spirit

For some of us being a Christian is harder than it should be. Discouraged, anxious, worn down, we wonder what happened to the power and the joy that Jesus promised. Jim Cymbala believes that many of us are missing something vital. Christianity, he says, for even the best-intentioned person or church, is impossible without the Holy Spirit.
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For some of us, being a Christian is harder than it should be. Discouraged, anxious, worn down, we wonder what happened to the power and the joy that Jesus promised. Jim Cymbala believes that many of us are missing something vital. Christianity, he says, for even the best-intentioned person or church, is impossible without the Holy Spirit. You can have regular devotions, great preaching, a strong emphasis on the Bible, a great worship team, and a congregation that is trying, but if you aren’t vitally in touch with God’s Spirit, you are missing out on the life God has for you.

The Holy Spirit, he points out, is God’s agent on earth. Yet he is the least understood, least preached about, and least discussed member of the Trinity. That is sad, because without him, our spiritual lives will always become dry, mechanical, and a struggle. Too often, the body of Christ is divided into two sides. One side stresses the Word of God, separating itself from what it views as the emotional fanaticism often linked to those emphasizing the Holy Spirit. The other side is sometimes known for drifting into unbiblical manifestations and unorthodox teaching while attributing it all to the Spirit of God. But the Christianity we see in Scripture is both grounded in the Word and full of the Spirit.

With stunning stories of how God is working in the lives of people and churches today and biblical teaching about the Holy Spirit, Jim Cymbala invites you to experience God in a fresh and vital way. Nothing else will change our prayer life, our study of God’s word, and our worship more than opening our hearts to the Spirit. If we want power, confidence, joy, peace, and more love in our lives, then we need a better understanding of how and why the Spirit moves so we can join him there.

©2012 Jim Cymbala (P)2012 Zondervan

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    Jennifer 06-05-12
    Jennifer 06-05-12
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    "A book every Christian should read/listen to"
    If you could sum up Spirit Rising in three words, what would they be?

    Library must have


    What did you like best about this story?

    The examples of redeemed souls allowed me to understand the title of the book. Indeed our spirits rise from the depths of despair when we surrender our hearts to Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to control our lives.


    What about Jim Cymbala’s performance did you like?

    He is very animated and you can picture the scenes in the stories with your mind's eye. He was clear, concise, and emphatic. Surely, if you had no idea whom the Holy Spirit was you would want to go search for him.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Christian's blueprint for overcoming life's obstacles!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy Smyrna, TN, United States 12-03-13
    Jeremy Smyrna, TN, United States 12-03-13 Member Since 2013
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    Frequently while listening to this inspired book, I found myself overwhelmed by an awareness of God's closeness. It rekindled a deeper hunger in my life for an active an alive connection with the Spirit of God. It moved me to tears more times than I'd like to admit, and even at the end, what I find myself wanting to do is simply find a quiet place to seek His face.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gina Burnsville, NC, United States 04-29-13
    Gina Burnsville, NC, United States 04-29-13 Member Since 2013

    I love Jesus, family, animals, nature ~ I'm in school for Web Technologies and Information Systems Technology. I love web design and writing.

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    If you could sum up Spirit Rising in three words, what would they be?

    Inspirational, Spiritual and Encouraging


    What did you like best about this story?

    The reminders of how the Holy Spirit works to bring about the best in every situation.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The story of the man who was practically a killer and was turned around by Jesus.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This is a exceptional listen for anyone who loves Jesus. It will inspire you and keep you listening with keen interest. It will remind you that the Holy Spirit is working in wonderful ways.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Reader's Paradise Chicago, IL USA 11-11-12
    Reader's Paradise Chicago, IL USA 11-11-12 Member Since 2012

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    Would you listen to Spirit Rising again? Why?

    I will listen to this audiobook again and again and again, I learned so much abut the Holy Spirit, Pastor Cymbala has a vast knowledge of the Holy Spirit and the arrangement of the chapters were right on time.

    I brought this listen to understand more and I got more then i expected.


    What other book might you compare Spirit Rising to and why?

    Honestly this is a one of a kind. I brought books on the Holy Spirit before this one and I returned one and the others were just ok.


    What about Jim Cymbala’s performance did you like?

    Absolutely, his knowledge, and his storytelling skills simply was enjoyable..


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but I didn't have that kind of time, but I did it in 2 sittings.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are looking to learn about the Holy Spirit, His illustrations, His power and glory this is the listen.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bill Garlough 09-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    "This book resounded well with the Holy Spirit with"
    Would you listen to Spirit Rising again? Why?

    Solid scripture helps with spiritual warfare we all are facing.


    What other book might you compare Spirit Rising to and why?

    Code of the Holy Spirit by Perry Stone. Perry is a very deep writer and is best understood in written form. Jim's book is well suited for listening while on long trips.

    Another companion book I highly recommend is John Hagee's Power of the Prophetic Blessing.


    Have you listened to any of Jim Cymbala’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    alvin HAPEVILLE, GA, United States 12-09-13
    alvin HAPEVILLE, GA, United States 12-09-13 Member Since 2010
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    Where does Spirit Rising rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    You have to listen to the whole book. He extrapolates the concepts of the Holy Spirit & how you & others will benefit by with this knowledge but your fuller understanding will depend on your future efforts.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Spirit Rising?

    He kept topping the previous memorable moment.


    Have you listened to any of Jim Cymbala’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    He is a professional speaker but he's not an actor.


    Any additional comments?

    You must listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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