This is one of my favourite books of the last 25 years! It’s the story of a young married man who had no background in ministry who felt led to serve a congregation in a very challenging neighbourhood.
Less than twenty people attended the services, the building was in disrepair and there was no money for even basic necessities. Amazingly, within a few years the church was much larger and thriving. It eventually began to number in the thousands.
The book recounts, however, how the biggest change of all was within the lives of the pastor, his wife and the people of Brooklyn Tabernacle Church.
The Holy Spirit happened. Answered prayer happened.
This book is a real ‘faith raiser.’ It tells story after story of profound hope and of God changing lives. Jim Cymbala reminds us that prayer is the backbone of a church and that only prayer can revitalize a church and turn lives around.
He reminds us that historically, all Christian revivals have been preceded by massive amounts of prayer.
This book is not only an inspiring read, but in this current season we find ourselves in, we are reminded need to pray and the power of prayer.