Seven People, Seven Amazing Stories . . .

The Rescue Book

A Wall Street broker, a party girl, a student, a homeless man, an addict, a teenage mom, a drug enforcer—all of them spiraling out of control.

Each has a reason to despair and a wound that won’t heal. Until something unexpected happens—something that will change their lives forever.

The Rescue tells the powerful, true stories of men and women whose lives should have ended badly but didn’t. What happens to each of them will take you by surprise and give you hope. It will restore your sense that no matter what you are facing, Someone good is in control of the universe. Fortunately, that Someone cares about you. If you or people you care about are facing challenges beyond their strength, it may be time to experience The Rescue.



Jim Cymbala has been the pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle for more than thirty-five years. The bestselling author of Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, he lives in New York City with his wife, Carol Cymbala, who directs the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.

Jim was born in Brooklyn, NY where he enjoyed a successful career playing basketball in both high school and then college. Upon graduation from the University of Rhode Island he entered the business world and married his childhood sweetheart Carol. Although unforeseen by them, it wasn’t long before God called them into ministry.

Arriving at The Brooklyn Tabernacle, they found a congregation of less than 20 people meeting in a rundown building located in an impoverished part of downtown Brooklyn. Over the years God has shown his faithfulness to them and their congregation in many incredible ways. Their present campus includes a large renovated theater in downtown Brooklyn where thousands of people come each week to hear the Good News of Jesus.

Jim’s other books include Fresh Faith, Fresh Power, Breakthrough Prayer, Spirit Rising, You Were Made for More, and The Church God Blesses.

Ann Spangler is an award-winning writer and the author of many bestselling books, including Praying the Names of God, Women of the Bible and Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus.

She is also the author of The One Year Devotions for Women and the general editor of the Names of God Bible. Ann’s fascination with and love of Scripture have resulted in books that have opened the Bible to a wide range of readers. She and her two daughters live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Other books by Ann include Praying the Names of Jesus, Wicked Women of the Bible, Immanuel, Finding the Peace God Promises, and Men of the Bible.

“To all my readers I say thank you—thank you for not giving up when life holds more challenges than one person can handle. Thank you for pressing on in your life with God. Let’s keep seeking God, holding on to him, praising him, and expecting him to reveal himself more deeply as we do.” ~Ann Spangler