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Dale Lang & Marty Shoub on God’s Firestarters

Two more God’s Firestarters endorsements (Amazon USA) or (Amazon Canada)
Dale Lang


5.0 out of 5 stars In a Time of Chaos We need this Solid Truth
Reviewed in Canada on November 26, 2021
Ed and Janice Hird are not new to the craft of writing and their latest Book, God’s Firestarters is a great addition to the list. This book simply and honestly reviews the lives of numerous men and woman used powerfully by God. I found it to be both encouraging and inspiring. Just what many of us need in the dark days which we find ourselves. It is a powerful reminder that God isn’t looking for powerful people just people willing to listen and obey and serve God as He heals the world. More than well worth the read.

Marty Shoub

Marty Shoub
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, meticulously researched, full of encouragement
Reviewed in Canada on November 19, 2021
Ed and Janice Hird have compiled 20 short biographies of Christian leaders spanning some 500 years, from Martin Luther’s wife, Katharina to Dr. J.I. Packer who passed on to his reward in 2020. Christian biography is always in danger of sliding into idealized hagiography, glossing over faults and flaws to present a caricature of the “saint” under consideration. The Hirds are careful to avoid this pitfall. Their exceptional research reveals Christian leaders “with a nature like ours,” who despite their shortcomings were so moved by the grace of God to accomplish remarkable achievements for the betterment of us all. The sub-title of the book is “Preparing our Families for Coming Revivals.” Each vignette ends with an encouragement for the reader to apply the lessons learned from the life of each biography. One of the best features of the book is the Hirds’ attention to the spouses of well-known Christian leaders. These are often the unsung heroes who suffered many private difficulties to support the public ministry of their partner.
I would recommend God’s Firestarters. It is easy to read, meticulously researched, and full of encouragement to devote our lives for the sake of the Gospel.


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Join us for Advent worship

Happy New Year! This Sunday we begin a new liturgical calendar. The First Sunday of Advent is the beginning of a new liturgical year. I’m happy to announce that we’re having Church @ Church this morning. Praise the Lord! Here’s the announcement:

Church @ Church this Sunday the 28th November at 10:00am
During the season of Advent we’ll be blessing and lighting our Advent Wreath. Each week a family will light the Advent candle. I’ll also begin a preaching series on “The Foundations of the Christian Faith.” During the season of Advent, each week I’ll preach on one of the key doctrines of the church.
We look forward to seeing you this Sunday. What a privilege it is to gather with the saints to worship the God-man who came to earth as a little baby! (In case you missed it, here is the recording of our service from last Sunday, the 21st November 2021. You can find the service by clicking HERE.)
I’ve got one very important announcement for you this week. Seeing it has taken over 5 months to hear back from the City of Surrey with regards to our building permits, we’ve decided to move the furniture of the church back into the church for the season of Christmas. To that end, we’ll be moving furniture on Friday the 3rd of December and Saturday the 4th of December. We’ll start each morning at 9:30am. If you’re available to help, please let me know. We need lots of hands. There is much light lifting—anyone can help. However, we also need a few stronger young men who could help lift the pews. Please let your friends and family know. Maybe we can find a few extra stronger guys.
I also want to remind you that we have made a commitment to pray every night at the church at 7:00pm. We’re going to pray and fast until God tells us to stop. You are welcome to join us any night at the church for prayer.
Thanks Church.
Stay vigilant and prayerful.
Love each other and keep Jesus at the centre of everything you do.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions or needs.
Blessings on all you do.
The peace of our Lord,
Peter Klenner
Bishop and Pastor
All Saints Community Church, Crescent Beach
604.209.5570


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Join for worship this morning

Greetings in Jesus’ name. I’m happy to announce that we’re having Church this Sunday morning at 10am. Praise the Lord!

This Sunday Nov 21st is the last Sunday of the liturgical year. It’s called “Christ The King Sunday” because we remember that Jesus is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. (The following week we start Advent.) Traditionally, at All Saints Community Church, Christ the King Sunday is a healing service. We spend a good portion of our service praying for healing. I’d like to invite you to let your friends and family know, especially if they need healing prayer. Ask them to join you at church this Sunday. It would be an honour to pray for their healing.

Don’t forget that this morning we’ll be hosting a book signing with the Rev. Dr Ed and Janice Hird. They’ll be signing their latest book: “God’s Firestarters: Preparing Our Families for Coming Revivals.” You’ll be able to purchase a copy for $20, $5 of which will be donated to Project Oikos.

We look forward to seeing you and your friends and family this Sunday. What a privilege it is to gather with the saints to worship the King of Kings!

(In case you missed it, here is the recording of our service from last Sunday, the 14th November 2021. You can find the service by clicking HERE.)

I also want to remind you that we have made a commitment to pray every night at the church beginning at 7:00pm. We’re going to pray and fast until God tells us to stop. You are welcome to join us any night at the church for prayer.

Thanks Church.

Stay vigilant and prayerful.

Love each other and keep Jesus at the centre of everything you do.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions or needs.

Lord willing, I’ll see you tonight.

Blessings on all you do.

The peace of our Lord,

Peter Klenner

Bishop and Pastor

All Saints Community Church, Crescent Beach

604.209.5570


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God’s Firestarters book reviews by Kimberley Payne, Ron Corcoran, & Gil Stieglitz

Three book reviews of God’s Firestarters available on Amazon https://amzn.to/3EcQKAg (USA) or https://amzn.to/3vrwibu (Canada)
Kimberley Payne
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptionally well-researched
Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2021
I used to think that history was boring. But this exceptionally well-researched book captivated me. The stories of the great firestarters encouraged and inspired me to think about my own legacy. I read the entire book in one sitting but plan to go back and reread to better absorb the lessons learned.
Kimberley Payne, award-winning author,/

“God’s Firestarters” is a magnificent read! For over 40 years I have been praying for revival in the Western Church. The flame that once burned in my heart, in expectation of this happening, had diminished with the falling away from true orthodoxy in recent years. However, this book has once again fanned into flame that yearning in my heart. As a result of reading “God’s Firestarters,” I have rediscovered that God uses broken, fragile souls to stir others to renewal and revival. I shall make a point of distributing this book to as many people as possible. Well, done Ed and Janice!
(Venerable Ron Corcoran, author of ‘Jesus, Remember Me,’ ‘The Bishop or the King’ and ‘Deliver Us from Evil.’)

As always, you have outdone yourself, giving us hope that God will raise up new fire-starters in our day to push back the flames of temptation and plagues of corruption. I would highly recommend that everyone pick up a copy of this book and be inspired by the lives of ordinary people who were filled with their extraordinary God and accomplished huge things. You have always acted with a prophetic calling to awaken people to what is possible with God working in and through them. This is just another book in your storied career that will ignite numerous people to trust God for bigger things than they were prepared for. When we forget the past, we are weaker in the present and nonexistent in the future.
Dr. Gil Stieglitz, author of Building a Ridiculously
Great Marriage and Wise Parenting


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Faytene Grasseschi on God’s Firestarters

Three more book reviews of God’s Firestarters, a great Christmas gift.

You can purchase it at Amazon USA or Amazon Canada

Lena Klassen5.0 out of 5 stars Encouraging and InspiringReviewed in Canada on November 12, 2021I really enjoyed reading through the book and was quite inspired by the people and their stories. It is encouranging to know that despite their struggles and flaws, they went on to do great things for God. It is a great reminder that having flaws and struggles of my own does not disqualify me from serving in the Kingdom of God. I am thankful to have read this book.

Dorette Calderwood

A historical book featuring twenty chapters of extraordinary Christian’s whose love and obedience of God fostered tremendous fervor and revival in their respective eras. These beautifully written biographies reveal a deeper understanding of the fact that though we are created to swim upstream in our world, with God anything is possible. Could not put this book down.

Faytene Grasseschi

Having known Ed Hird for decades, I have always admired his passion for the Lord, and authentic honour, for those of generations past who have impacted history through their consecration hearts and laid down lives. This book reflects, with vigor, that passion and is nothing short of a treasure chest of revelation and inspiration. Like master excavators, Rev. Ed and Janice Hird have chiseled out of the rock of history gems that reveal what God can do with humble, devoted, individuals — many of whom are profoundly relatable. These stories both inspire and invite each one of us to step into the storyline of history in a way that will echo through eternity, by God’s grace. I believe these pages will leave every open heart aflame with fresh fire and passion!” — Faytene Grasseschi, 4 MY Canada / V-Kol Media / Faytene TV


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Join us this morning

Greetings in Jesus’ name. I’m happy to announce that we’re having Church this Sunday November 14th at 10am. Praise the Lord!
Come and join us at church. What a privilege it is to gather with the saints to worship our risen Lord.
(In case you missed it, here is the recording of our service from last Sunday, the 7th November 2021. Last week we celebrated All Saints’ Day and Remembrance Day. You can find the service by clicking HERE.)
I also want to remind you that we have made a commitment to pray every night at the church beginning at 7:00pm. We’re going to pray and fast until God tells us to stop. You are welcome to join us any night at the church for prayer.
Stay vigilant and prayerful.
Love each other and keep Jesus at the centre of everything you do.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions or needs.
Blessings on all you do.
The peace of our Lord,
Peter Klenner
Bishop and Pastor
All Saints Community Church, 12268 Beecher Street Crescent Beach
Surrey BC