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Blue Sky book review by John Cann

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“I’m not a novel reader and I don’t read thrillers. However, both I and my wife almost simultaneously asked the question,

“How can two people write a novel?” The introductory chapters didn’t answer the “How”, but they did the “Why.” it was amazing to see the male and female viewpoints so fully intertwined to clearly set the scene for the dynamic action of the rest of the book. The “How” will only come by having been a fly on the wall as they discussed the intricacies of the plot in the preparatory stages.

I saw a “punographic” statement recently. “I read a book on antigravity. I couldn’t put it down.” I didn’t put this book down until I finished it. Having read Ed’s and Janice’s previous works, I can attest to the detailed research that goes into their books. It shows through in spades here as we are very familiar with Spokane. Loved the Blue Sky on the cover.

The Welsh in me felt the “hiraeth” or longing of the setting. Knowing the context of Pastor Ed’s doctoral thesis, the discussion questions opened up a vista of meaning in the main plot of the crimes and consequences. The mystery aspect of the plot burst in with a nothing less than “Vancouver Symphony of Fire” effect. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the glove of the Hirds’ story come to life with the insertion of practical-prayer-warfare hand of the Lord.”

John Cann, former Vancouver FGBMI leader

-Click to read the first two chapters on Amazon

Author: edhird

I was the Rector of St. Simon's Church North Vancouver, B.C for 31 years, from 1987 to 2018. Ordained in 1980, I have also served at St. Philip's Vancouver and St. Matthew's Abbotsford. My wife Janice and I have three sons James, Mark, and Andrew. I was the Past President and Chaplain for Alpha Canada. While serving as the National Chair for Anglican Renewal Ministries of Canada, I was one of three co-signers of the Montreal Declaration of Anglican Essentials For the past 31 years, I have been privileged to write over 400 articles as a columnist on spiritual issues for local North Vancouver newspapers. In the last number of years, I have had the opportunity to speak at conferences and retreats in Honduras, Rwanda, Uganda, Washington State, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland, and Ontario. My book For Better, For Worse: discovering the keys to a lasting relationship, coauthored with Janice Hird, can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/Better-Worse-Discovering-lasting-relationship/dp/0978202236/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1535555614&sr=8-1 My sequel Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit, with a foreword by Dr JI Packer, is online with Amazon.com in both paperback http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/097820221X/ref=redir_mdp_mobile and ebook form http://tiny.cc/tanhmx . In Canada, Amazon.ca has it available in paperback http://tiny.cc/dknhmx and ebook http://tiny.cc/wmhmmx . It is also posted on Amazon UK (paperback and ebook ), Amazon France (paperback and ebook), and Amazon Germany (paperback and ebook). Restoring Health is also available online on Barnes and Noble in both paperback and Nook/ebook form. Nook gives a sample of the book to read online: http://tiny.cc/vj3bmx . Indigo also offers the Kobo ebook version: http://tiny.cc/kreonx . You can also obtain it through ITunes as an IBook: http://tiny.cc/1ukiox The book 'Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit' focuses on strengthening a new generation of healthy leaders. Drawing on examples from Titus' healthy leadership in the pirate island of Crete, it shows how North Americans can embrace a holistically healthy life. In order to obtain a copy of the prequel book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', please send a $18.50 cheque to 'Ed Hird', 102-15168 19th Avenue, Surrey, BC V4A 0A5. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD. For more info, please click on www3.telus.net/st_simons/nsnews030.html

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