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Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit

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Tor Constantino’s Endorsement: This is one you’ll WANT to read

Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit by Ed Hird is a one-of-a-kind.  It weaves expert theological commentary on the book of Titus; comprehensive insights regarding our triune nature as humans; as well as firsthand observations of the Island of Crete were Titus was based – and did I mention pirates??? This is not your typical commentary – this is one you’ll WANT to read.”

- Tor Constantino, MBA, former journalist and bestselling author

Tor Constantino is a communications professional with more than 20 years combined experience as a print/broadcast journalist and as a Fortune 500 corporate public relations professional. He has worked for companies including: CBS Radio, Clear Channel Communications, Bausch & Lomb, and he currently works and lives in the greater Washington D.C. area.

He holds an MBA degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Journalism degree from Syracuse University. In his spare time, he’s a frequent contributor to online sites such as RELEVANT Magazine and FaithVillage.com. He’s an avid runner who has completed several full marathons.

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Phil Callway’s endorsement: Don’t Buy A Copy of This Book

Reading Ed Hird is an investment in a sharper mind and a closer walk with God. His inspiring stories and commentary are instructive, entertaining, and so welcome. I’m not sure the Church needs anything more badly than healthy leaders who love and follow Jesus. So don’t buy a copy of this book. Buy six copies and give them to friends, relatives and complete strangers.

Phil Callaway, author and host of Laugh Again radio

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Restoring Health book to be published within the next month

God-willing, the ‘Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit’ book will be available online within a month in both paperback and ebook.  Restoring Health, a devotional commentary on Titus, is the sequel book to ‘Battle for the Soul of Canada’, a devotional commentary on 1st and 2nd Timothy.  


The focus of Restoring Health is on strengthening a new generation of healthy leaders.  Drawing on examples from Titus’ healthy leadership in the pirate island of Crete, Restoring Health shows how North Americans can embrace a holistically healthy life. Click to view the Restoring Health book cover:

Ed Hird-Restoring Health-Cover

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Archdeacon Alfred Cooper’s Endorsement of ‘Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit’

Ed Hird´s latest book is “unputtabledownable”.   “Restoring health, body, mind spirit”, a study on Titus, is racy, deep, funny, wise, sober, radical, illustrative of today´s dilemas and pertinent as to Christian answers to them.   The fact he and his wife went to Crete, studied “the pirates” as he calls them, unveils and illustrates to us from the very locus the social, political, religious and historic settings out of which Titus is written grips and enlightens us on every page.  

Ed cleverly weaves Crete´s real people of that time with today´s people, the modern world, modern church, and in so doing unmasks our hypocrisies, our weaknesses, our dangerous “tepid” walk, lets us know we will lose the battle if we don’t “beat the pirate within us”. 

His basic call for the training of radical Christian leaders today, based on Paul´s ageless counsel to his leader-disciple, moves me to my knees again and to that very action he proposes we need to take.

Alf Cooper


Iglesia Anglicana de Chile

CMS Mission Partner


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Endorsement by Dr. Tom Nisbett of ‘Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit’

Ed Hird is one of Canada’s true treasures and 012humble Christian leaders. I have enjoyed reading his books, absorbing his teaching, and hiking the hills around Vancouver together.

Ed is expertly qualified to guide the eager student through the New Testament epistle of Titus as it emphasizes the connection of doctrine–committed to faithful men–with holiness of life.


Tom Nisbett, Ph.D., CFRE

-Dr. Nisbett was the keynote speaker at the 40th BC Christian Ashram retreat.  He has taught economics at Eastern New Mexico University, Texas Tech University, Wallen Baptist University, East Texas Baptist University, and LeTourneau University.


Looking out from the Outlook from Mount Seymour, before the BC Christian Ashram. The theme of the BC Christian Ashram was ‘Mountaintop Renewal’.



Hiking on Mount Seymour in beautiful BC, right before the 40th BC Christian Ashram


Dr. Tom Nisbett presenting Rev. David Cline a award for 40 years of service to the BC Christian Ashram


Group Shot of the 40th BC Christian Ashram, with Dr. Tom Nisbett. For information on attending a Christian Ashram near you, click on http://christianashram.org

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Endorsement by Lee Grady of ‘Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit’

This book is so much more than a helpful resource for leaders. Rich in biblical insights, it offers any Christian the valuable tools needed to develop genuine character and a healthy spiritual life.

Our generation is crying out for fathers who can help us grow–and Ed Hird is one of those fathers. I am honored to know him and to feed on the revelations he offers in this amazing book.

This book sharpened my leadership skills and challenged me to pursue integrity, character and humility in my ministry. I know it will do the same for you.

J. Lee Grady

Former editor, Charisma magazine

Author, The Holy Spirit Is Not for Sale

Director, The Mordecai Project

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Endorsement by Jane Harris-Zsovan of ‘Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit’

If you’re into self-centered, feel good, faddish Christianity; Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit will shake you out of your pew. Likening North American Christians to the untrustworthy, gluttonous pirates Titus met on the Island of Crete, Reverend Ed Hird challenges our ‘me first’ mantra, materialism and ‘feel good’ doctrines. If you want to remain physically flabby or morally ambivalent, this is not the book for you. But, if like the rapacious inhabitants of ancient Crete, you yearn to become a world changer, read on.

Jane Harris-Zsovan, Christian History Columnist, The Christian Herald; Author of Eugenics and the Firewall and Stars Appearing: the Galts` Vision of Canada.


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