Listen free for 30 days

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

What will God do when you open your life to the Holy Spirit?

Christianity is impossible without the Holy Spirit. So why do we talk so little about him? In Spirit Rising, Pastor Jim Cymbala combines biblical insights with stunning stories of the Holy Spirit's work to help you experience God's power in a new way.

Nothing will change your prayer life, your church, or your study of God's Word more than opening your heart to the Spirit. So if you want more excitement and joy, come discover a deeper understanding of how the Holy Spirit moves - and how you can join him.

©2012 Jim Cymbala (P)2012 Zondervan

Critic reviews

"Jim Cymbala invites you and me to raise our sails and ride the warm winds of God’s Spirit. His careful study and personal credibility merge to create this guide to power-packed living." (Max Lucado, pastor and best-selling author)

What listeners say about Spirit Rising

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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 !!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Enjoyed this audible, full of promises.

Great insights of how nothing is impossible and how great the Holy Spirit is.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jeremy
  • Jeremy
  • 03-12-13

Inspired ~

Any additional comments?

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.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for J. Rosemarie
  • J. Rosemarie
  • 05-06-12

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!

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for C
  • C
  • 20-03-15

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!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for by Josie K
  • by Josie K
  • 05-08-15

make me a prayer

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

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kimmo
  • Kimmo
  • 28-02-15

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.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Gina
  • Gina
  • 29-04-13

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

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 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Readers Paradise
  • Readers Paradise
  • 11-11-12

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.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-04-20

Best Book about the Holy Spirit

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

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Joshua David Snell
  • Joshua David Snell
  • 07-01-20

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.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for MaJo
  • MaJo
  • 29-05-19

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.