Jim Cymbala tells of riding out a super storm in his 26th floor apartment in Brooklyn. "That night I saw something I'd never seen before--Lower Manhattan disappeared into the night. The lights that always glowed from the Financial District were gone! The power that physically and metaphorically lit the world had been cut off at the source...It struck me that this could be the perfect metaphor for what is happening to the church in America today."
Storm is a book that will both disturb and enlighten you. It will help you to recognize what is happening and why. Most of all, it will sound a clarion call to all who believe, reminding us that no matter how fierce the storm, God isn't asking us to take shelter under a table while the light and power go out of his church. No, God has given us the gospel of Christ and the Holy Spirit's resources so that we can bring his light to the world. We are called to join Jesus, the one who calmed the winds and invited Peter to walk with him on the water, to let his light shine strong in the blackest night.