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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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  • Jeremy
  • 03-12-2013

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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.

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  • J. Rosemarie
  • 05-06-2012

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!

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  • C
  • 20-03-2015

Read this book!

I have never heard of Jim Cybala and read this on a whim. And I am floored by how powerful and special this book is. It is so tender and true and spirit directed. I promise you that it will build you as a follower of Christ Jesus.

I'm on to the next one by Jim!

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  • by Josie K
  • 05-08-2015

make me a prayer

Praise the Lord for men lie pastor Cymbala. May He continue to use us as we seek the Holy Spirit.

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  • Kimmo
  • 28-02-2015

Important message

I learned many things from the book. There is several stories of real people, sometimes quite graphic, but they add the message in a good way.

This is a good book about Holy Spirit and I think important to all Christians. This book answers well the question why we need Holy Spirit.

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  • Gina
  • 29-04-2013

Inspirational

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

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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.

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  • Readers Paradise
  • 11-11-2012

What an Anointing!!!

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.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-04-2020

Best Book about the Holy Spirit

Simple, Succinct and life transforming.
lots of stories to illustrate the truth in the book.
Highly Recommended

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  • Joshua David Snell
  • 07-01-2020

Wonderful book on Holy Spirit

This is a book that defies the polemic categories that so many in the Christian world try to set up. It uses Scripture as well as contemporary examples of the Holy Spirit at work in the people of God in ways that will encourage, instruct, and challenge you. This is a new addition on my list of books I recommend in discipleship. Give it a read.

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  • MaJo
  • 29-05-2019

Challenging, Uplifting & Refreshing

Pastor Cymbala reminds us of the importance of a Holy Spirit filled life. The Spirit-directed living we read about in the New Testament is available today to those who listen and yield.

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  • Mr. Luke J. S. Wolfries
  • 23-01-2017

Giving hope through passion and testimony

Great book, if you don't know about the Holy Spirit get this book, it is filled with passion, excitement about prayer and the power of Holy Spirit...

Defiantly read/ listen to this again !!

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  • Virtue#1
  • 06-03-2021

True revelation of the Holy Spirit

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I’m a Christian for over 19 years and I’ve never understood the purpose and the need of the Holy Spirit as I now do after listening to this audio. The testimonials are so powerful and encouraging. It has changed the way I now pray.

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