Item description for One Holy Fire: Let the Spirit Ignite Your Soul by Cruz...
Overview A collection of true stories about people in the author's ministry whose lives have been affected by God's spirit includes stories about healing and spiritual warfare, as well as an exploration of scriptural references to the Holy Spirit's role on earth. Original.
Publishers Description "One Holy Fire" is the dramatic true story of the work of God's Spirit in one person's life-and how that same Spirit can revolutionize readers' lives as well. Nicky Cruz shares lively, never-before-published stories from his ministry that will quicken readers' hearts and spark their souls. Stories of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Of masses coming to salvation in Jesus Christ. Of hand-to-hand spiritual warfare. Of the supernatural provision and presence of God's Spirit in every area of his life and ministry. Cruz also explores the promises in Scripture regarding the Spirit's work on earth, addressing such questions as What does it mean to "walk in the Spirit"? How does a supernatural God do business in a natural world? Why has the body of Christ been so slow to come to grips with the Spirit's power and presence? In his first new book in eight years, the renowned author of the phenomenal Christian classic "Run Baby Run" introduces readers to the Holy Spirit. He challenges them to live according to the Spirit's moment-by-moment guidance. And he inspires them to open their heart and let the Spirit ignite their soul." "
Citations And Professional Reviews One Holy Fire: Let the Spirit Ignite Your Soul Cruz has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 6.18" Height: 0.62" Weight: 0.68 lbs.
Release Date Jan 21, 2003
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1578566525 ISBN13 9781578566525
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More About Cruz
Nicky Cruz is the best-selling author of several books, including the all-time Christian classic, Run Baby Run, Satan on the Loose, The Lonely Now, Lonely But Never Alone, and Where Were You When I Was Hurting? Nicky's rise to prominence began when, at age nineteen, he was saved from a life of drugs, violence, and street gangs in the ghettos of New York City. His story is chronicled in the classic book and full-length film, The Cross and the Switchblade. Nicky lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information, visit www.nickycruz.org. Frank Martin is the author of The Kid-Friendly Dad and War in the Pews, and a frequent collaborator, having written books with Mike Trout, Bill McCartney, Dr. O.S. Hawkins, and Robert Schuller. He also serves as primary writer for Dr. James Dobson in his "Focus on the Family Commentary" radio and television spots. Frank lives in Colorado Springs.
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Agape love. Apostolic faith. Apr 20, 2008
'In as much as you have done it unto the least of these, My brothers, You have done it unto Me." Nicky Cruz makes you realize that cleaning up the vomit from a heroin addict who needs your help brings one far closer to YHWH and His glory than sitting in a comfortable pew listening to a sermon. Nicky and many others have had LIVES that are sermons. In this book you see up close what Yahusha meant when He said the prostitutes and tax collectors were going into Heaven before the religious leaders. It was awesome to see how one person's life can be used by the Holy Spirit to dramatically revolutionize tens of thousands of other people's lives. There are a series of "one person's" seen here. We hear of David Wilkerson leading Nicky (and only Heaven knows how many others) out of sin and abject misery into love and joy and transformed lives. (I did not realize he was also instrumental in impacting the Minister of the famed Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.) Then the Holy Fire leaps from Nicky to others who also pass it on. This is the real thing. A very convicting story. If you haven't read, or seen the movie of, The Cross and the Switchblade, chances are you will be greatly impacted by it. I used to agree with the saying, "You can catch sickness but you can't catch health." Well, now I believe that the healing of the soul from the Holy Spirit can indeed be passed on from one person to another, and in fact, we are to be willing instruments used for that purpose.
Nicky Cruz - A life changed by the Lord! Mar 25, 2008
Before I make my comments: I want it to be known, I RECOMMEND this book. 4 1/2 stars
I will start by saying if you have never heard of Nicky Cruz. Please read "The Cross and the Switchblade" by David Wilkerson, and then "Run Baby Run" by Nicky Cruz. Then you will have a better understanding of where Nicky Cruz came from.
After having reading the other two books (I mentioned) I found this book interesting. At first I thought it sounded like a book "about Nicky" but as I continued reading on I believe it was Nicky telling his life experiences FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.
Also, for the first half of the book I thought it should have been titled "The life and times of Nicky Cruz" I didn't quite get where they came up with this title "One Holy Fire..." As I read on it made more sense, though I still think the title was not the best match to the content of the book.
That being said I really like the book especially knowing the past of Nicky Cruz. I felt like he was quite transparent in this book, and gave glory to God.
This book, I felt, picked up excitement as you read it. The more I read it the more I enjoyed it, so don't put it down to quick.
It's a remarkable story, and feel it would be good for anyone hungry for the REAL and LIVING Christ.
Control Freaks need to read this book Mar 9, 2004
I have to admit in over twenty-nine years of ministry, I have not read a Nicky Cruz book until now. Sure, back in the early 70s I saw the Cross and the Switch Blade, but not being a Christian at the time I was not too impressed. So when my youth minister laid this book on my desk, it sat there for almost two weeks until an overwhelming sense of guilt and obligation make me pick it up and begin to read.
This is a wonderful book. As I read it, I could sense the integrity of Nicky Cruz. How refreshingly honest it is to read when Nicky tells us that he has not written a book in the past eight years because he had nothing to say. As an avid reader of Christian books, it become readily apparent that too many authors repackage sermons and stoop to write drivel just to publish another book to receive royalty checks. As soon as I read this confession, I was hooked. On the integrity issue, we see how Nicky had to come to grips with the cult of celebrity and his sense of being used to attract crowds so Christian entertainers could earn more money. I was shocked to see how his publisher failed to pay him any significant royalties on his book Run Baby Run, an international bestseller. I was awed by the grace with which Nicky accepted his plight and gave God the glory for it.
Enough about the author lets look at the book. Cruz calls the church to stop doing church and to be the church- to abandon its fear of men and to follow without hesitation the leading of the Holy Spirit. It is, as the poet said, a road less traveled. Interlaced with personal stories, Cruz argues persuasively for a life of faith and trust in the sovereign moves of the Holy Spirit- that as Christians we could turn the world upside down if we would just get out of the way and let God be God.
For us control freaks this is a word we need to hear. The Holy Spirits fire is something we cannot calculate or control. It the truth be told, too many us prefer predictability and security to the guidance of Gods Spirit. The results are predictable- stagnating or declining churches where the power of God is absent. We cannot have both- We must surrender the leading and power of the Holy Spirit and see lives transformed, or we can try to control the sovereign God and get only the results that we, ourselves, are capable of getting. I choose to follow God.
Anointed Dec 5, 2003
I strongly recommend this book to every Christian who is looking to serve God in any capacity. One Holy Fire is a solid reminder of what God is willing and able to do whenever He finds a believer that will yield completely to the leading of the Holy Spirit. In this book, Nicky Cruz narrates amazing accounts of God's power, deliverance and love towards the hurting and helpless. He also shares inspiring testimonies of how God has mentored, supported and refreshed him throughout his ministry. One Holy Fire is a refreshing, uplifting and anointed book. I believe it will greatly bless every person - clergy or laity - who reads it with an open heart.
Be Ignited Jul 29, 2003
Nicky Cruz author of 'Run Baby Run' and whose life was subject of the motion picture 'The Cross and the Switchblade' (from the title book by David Wilkerson) has a new book that will set your soul afire. 'One Holy Fire' is such a book with never-before-published stories from his ministry that will make your heart quake and explode your imagination. Cruz shares dramatic stories of physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Thousands have come to Christ as a result of the Spirit working his life. Cruz explores spiritual promises regarding the Holy Spirit's work and what it means to "Walk in the Spirit." 'One Holy Fire' will inspire you to live according to the Spirit's guidance. After reading and applying what purpose the Spirit has for you, you will experience new energy as the Spirit of God works in your life. This book has so much anointed power, that it's sure to change you how you live your life. If you've searching to be set on fire for the fulfillment of God's joy let 'One Holy Fire' ignite the flame of your deepest desire. I recommend this highly.