It is hard not to like Jim Cymbala’s books. He has a great blend of theology and real life stories that help you relate to what he is saying. This book is no different. It has been a long time since I have underlined this much in a book. If there were ever a book that I think is for this time in the life of the United States it is this book. The statistics he uses in the first chapter are mind opening and challenging. This set of statistics is now being used in other books that are out at the moment as well. What sets this book apart is that he does not have the same gloom and doom mindset that some of the others portray.
The main emphasis is how we need to get desperate before God and cry out to Him for His leadership. Not better programs, not slicker services, but a genuine broken heart before God. The days may be dark ahead, but Cymbala reminds us that God does some of his greatest work when everything seems at it’s worst. Our man-made systems do not hold the key, but God alone holds the key for the future and what lies ahead. No one seems to disagree’s that the church of the future will look different. God will always have a remnant.
** For full disclosure I was provided a free book for a review.