The book Canadian Mantles of Revival is both a challenging and hopeful book. It reminds us that revival is nothing new in Canadian history. We often do not know our own history. Canadians and others would benefit from learning about Henry Alline, Phoebe Hamilton, Hunter and Crossley, Charles Price, each of which have a chapter in the book. Reading the book convicted me to more deeply appreciate how central prayer and repentance will be in the coming Canadian revival.
If only we as Canadians would take this book to heart, the coming Canadian revival would not tarry. Do we want revival badly enough to take to heart the Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting, self-examination, repentance, bible-reading, and generosity to the poor? I believe that revival is coming to Canada. May we co-operate with God in His desire to quicken his people in Canada.
The Rev. Dr. Ed Hird, BSW, MDiv, DMin