Storm–Hearing Jesus for the Times We Live In by Jim Cymbala – Book Review

StormThe light of the church today is dying, and people have little to no interest in Christianity or anything that has to do with God. Why is this happening, and what can Christians do to change it? Jim Cymbala explains just what exactly he believes is wrong with the majority of churches today. He thoroughly explains what Christians can do to change the problem before the storm that threatens to destroy the church gets worse.

This is definitely a great book for all Christians to read. I loved the way Cymbala boldly proclaims where churches go wrong in trying to get people to come to church in the first place. They’ve lost focus of the real reason we’re there. Christians in general need to realize it’s not just the pastor that is at fault, it’s the church people as well. I love this statement he makes in the book, “If we don’t see fruit in our church services or in our personal evangelism, perhaps it’s because we’re relying on human wisdom and not on the power of God.” I learned a lot from this book and I highly recommend for every Christian to read it, especially if they are concerned about the health of the church and Christianity in general.


About the Author

Jim Cymbala has served as pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle for more than forty years. He is the author of many bestselling books, including Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, The Church God Blesses, When God’s People Pray, Fresh Faith, and Spirit Rising. He lives in New York City with his wife, Carol, who directs the Grammy Award–winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. The Cymbalas have three children and eight grandchildren.


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