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Fuego Vivo, Viento Fresco: Lo Que Sucede Cuando El Espiritu de Dios Invade El Corazon de Su Pueblo

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SPANISH EDITION. 'Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire' shows what the Holy Spirit can do when believers get serious about prayer and evangelism.
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Published June 26th 2009 by Vida Publishers (first published 1997)
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Nov 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book Review: Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire By Jim Cymbala

In 1972, a young married man who did not have a background in ministry took over a dying congregation in a tough, inner-city neighborhood at the urgent request of his minister father-in-law.

Less than twenty people were attending services, the building was in disrepair and there was no money for even basic necessities. Yet within a few years the congregation was much larger and thriving. It eventually began to number in the thousands and develope
Jun 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Enjoyed this book about allowing God’s Spirit to invade our hearts. Some of my favorite quotes include:
“I discovered an astonishing truth: God is attracted to weakness. He can't resist those who humbly and honestly admit how desperately they need him.”
“After all, people weren't hungry for fancy sermons or organizational polish. They just wanted love. They wanted to know that God could pick them up and give them a second chance.”
“Because I had been a basketball player, it never dawned on me to ev
Seth Little
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.
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My first finished book of 2018. There was power on every single page. I feel inspired and excited for the plans God has for my life this year. All of it based on the power of prayer and submitting to his full authority on my life.
Mandy J. Hoffman
Apr 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own

I think it was the title...but for whatever reason this is a book I had seen many times and just never bought for myself to read. But recently when a dear man of God recommended this to our church leadership I immediately found it on PaperBackSwap and began to read it.


This book is not about the how-to's of prayer like so many other books are, but about the why we pray and the power of prayer. And for those of you in my circle, it's not "out there" either. While there are a few thi
Simon Bale
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: holy-spirit
It wasn't that I disliked the book's core message: that prayer and the Holy Spirit are what matters in Christian community today. It was the way the message was communicated.

I felt beaten up and beaten down by the onslaught of marshal metaphors, and seriously unnerved at the prejudice shown by Cymbala on matters of family life, sexuality and relationships.

The core message could have been got across in a dozen or more pages, and the rest could be left out. It is a truly serious and valuable messa
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-2018
Cymbala’s testimony of God’s work is fascinating. We spent years in churches with great doctrine and plenty of programs, but very little evidence of the Holy Spirit at work. How much more does God want to do in each of our lives and our churches if we would only devote ourselves to prayer and allow the Holy Spirit to work? Inspiring and refreshing!
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
unexpectedly, I loved this book. simple, but profound. my pencil marks are scribbled on many of its pages. @goodreadsfriends, please read so we can chat abt it
Jul 23, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jim Cymbala was a familiar name to me, as I had read some of his articles in Charisma magazine. The Charismatic books are the most widely read books in Christendom. I've not really been impressed with one to date—there is always a running theme under them all which I do not adhere to.

Jim was thrown into the role of Pastor by the hand of his father-in-law. Jim had no formal ministerial training(and I suspect still hasn't), and make no mistake about it, he takes pride in that fact.

Preaching the w
Shaun Marksbury
With recommendations from Drs. Joseph Stowell and Warren Wiersbe, it was a given that Jim Cymbala’s Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire would become a bestseller. Full of relatable stories of struggle with sin, this pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle writes this engaging work that will encourages readers to turn the sufficiency of self to trust in the power of prayer. Even so, this is not a book I recommend.

First, irony opens the book: a man who wasn’t called to be a pastor treaded water by gaining footing on
Sep 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Josh Miller
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very inspirational read from a humble man. An evangelist friend of mine visited the prayer meeting service of the Brooklyn Tabernacle some years ago and was quite moved.

Several items I took away from the book:

1) The strength of one's church does not lie in the attendance to any of the preaching lies in the attendance to the prayer service. I wonder how many people would show up to our mid-week services if we announced that it would only be a time of praise and prayer?? The author
Leah Beecher
Apr 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent book for any Christian who wants to discover what "The Church" is supposed to look like, and act like. Jim Cymbala is humble and authentic. His passion for Christ comes through on every page. With much wisdom and insight he gives a very balanced view on issues dealing with spiritual warfare and culture issues.His stand and hard-hitting truth is always saturated in scripture. He makes the important and often looked-over point that the "problems with the world" is not seculari ...more
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't convinced I would vibe with this book. I have been having a hard time with church to say the least. But holy crap! This guy's story is good and he tears down all the falsehood and hypocrisy of churches today and what we have made Christianity and going to church to become. In looking for a church, I have just been wanting to find somewhere that loves God and loves people (aka EVERYONE: the poor, homeless, gay, scary, etc.) to the best of their ability. Jim's church does exactly that wel ...more
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Certainly an inspirational read, but I have some problems with it. I always feel uneasy about interpreting "answered prayer" stories as proof of God's faithfulness, because we've all experienced unanswered prayers. Was God unfaithful in those situations? Of course not.

This book wasn't very intellectual - which is fine, but it definitely feels like a collection of stories intended to "prove" that God will come through in specific ways if we just ask him hard enough. My experience is that God's pr
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm giving this 5 stars on the sheer basis that I read it cover to cover on my own in a relatively short amount of time. The number of times I've done that with a biblically based spiritual improvement book (what do you call that category??) that wasn't for a bible study is slim to none. There are stories and ideas in here that are truly life-changing (Huh. Go figure. Bible based ideas are life-changing. ;) and will stick with me for a very long time.
Feb 25, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a quick little book. I read it in just one evening.

I really loved the first half, all the history of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. It is incredible what God did through these people.

I read this for a book club & when I first saw it, I was kind of bummed. It didn't seem like something I would like at all, but in fact I thought it was pretty good.
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first, I was drawn in by his stories that occurred at his church and then grew rather tired of so many stories. However, as he started talking more about the power of the Spirit and exhorting believers to live in the Spirit, all of the stories made perfect sense. This is a convicting book in a positive way. It does not induce guilt but a longing for a more intimate connection with God.
Laszlo Debreceni
May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nagyon egyszerű de alapvető könyv arról, hogy nem kell semmilyen új módszert kitalálnunk az ébredéshez, csak meg kell tanulnunk imádkozni, Istenhez kiáltani és engedelmeskedni.
Jan 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Tony Huy
May 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tony by: Jon Sarinana
Great book. I was blessed, encouraged, and taught through it. This book planted seeds for my discovery of a life dependent upon the Holy Spirit (still discovering) and has caused seismic shifts in some of my views on how church is done.
Scott Hayden
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm going to pray more. Let's make the main thing the main thing.
Chuck Musselwhite
Simply the best book on spiritual renewal and prayer.
Feb 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian-living
Good book on prayer and the need for churches to be built on what God can do, not what we can do.
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is worth anyone's time but as a pastor, it is the most encouraging and motivating books I've read in a long time. It is almost 20 years old but just as relevant today as ever.
John Jenkins
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion
In “Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire,” Pastor Jim Cymbala emphatically makes the case for making prayer a bigger part of every Christian’s life. He effectively supports his arguments with some lessons from the Bible and some lessons from history, but probably most importantly, lessons from his experience as pastor of Brooklyn Tabernacle Church.

Jim Cymbala became pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle in 1971 without any formal training other than a college sociology degree and a few years of business experienc
Wesley Roth
"Fresh Wind Fresh Fire" was recommended to me by a friend at church who runs the monthly men's breakfast. This book is an excellent read and a reminder to pastors, elders, lay-ministers, church staff and also just regular attendees what it means to be a church. Real, honest and open prayers are needed more than ever in today's church. And lots of faith. And less "church marketing" or "new plans to keep up with the times" or "ways to increase church membership exponentially". Just pray, preach th ...more
Daniel Mcchesney
This book is amazing. I believe a book i will read over and over again in my life. The spirits leading in the church of Brooklyn Tabernacle and Pastor Cymbala's story is encouraging and inspiring to my faith and walk with Christ and as a man in ministry with a church. This book lead me deeper into an understand of need for a dependence upon prayer in the church and how what is missing from the church today is truly and simply a calling out to God, which is what Prayer is. It is not make a scene ...more
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has challenged and encouraged me in ways I never expected. I admit that I never wanted to read this book, as I had a preconceived notion or idea that something was off - perhaps an overemphasis on Spirit filled experience and an under emphasis on Scripture full doctrine. Having read this book I can now say that nothing could be further from the truth.

This book showcases what God can do if and when we believe He actually exists and wants to do something about all the problems we see aro
Nick Jordan
I’m a United Methodist pastor, one of those comfortable with charismatic Christianity (yes, not all charismatic Christianity). I read this book years ago and was rereading to use as an encouraging call to prayer for my current lay leadership. But it has a little bit too much theological baggage and questions raised to simply hand off. If you remember the book more fondly, part of my read is colored by my particular ministry context, as well as by a number of claims (available online) of spiritua ...more
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Jim Cymbala has been the pastor of The Brooklyn Tabernacle for more than twenty-five years. The author of the best-selling titles Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire; Fresh Faith; and Fresh Power, he lives in New York City with his wife, Carol Cymbala, who directs the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.
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