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Three more book reviews of God’s Firestarters

Three more Amazon book reviews of God’s Firestarters
Rev Fred Carson, former SOMA Canada Coordinator
5.0 out of 5 stars The power of God for everyday living.
Reviewed in Canada on October 29, 2021
Ed and Janice have taken us for a quick journey through time, travelling with often little known, but faithful, humble and obedient servants. We are inspired, encouraged, and challenged as we enter into the private and public lives of these ordinary people, as they faithfully serve Jesus Christ.

Sien Wan-Lim
5.0 out of 5 stars The Holy Spirit’s work during the centuries
Reviewed in Canada on October 28, 2021
Am amazed at the amount of reading and editing from Ed and Janice.�An encouraging review of God’s hand in His Firestarters since the 16th century. We hope and pray that His Fire will spread rapidly across the world before Jesus’ return.�Sien Wan-Lim – Prayer Canada

Dr Jonathan Wilson, Senior Consultant for Theological Integration with Canadian Baptist Ministries and Teaching Fellow at Regent College
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring vignettes for faithfulness today
Reviewed in Canada on October 26, 2021
This is a wonderful selection of faithful followers of Jesus Christ and servants of the church through the ages. Clear, concise, inspiring biographies. I especially appreciate the inclusion of women by themselves and of godly marriages in partnership for the gospel.
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Our God’s Firestarters books just arrived. In these Covid times, we are offering a special early discount until Nov 8th for those who want a personally signed copy: $20 including S&H to Canada & USA; $35, including S&H, for two copies. Just Etransfer at ed_hird@telus.net, giving your address. Cheques are also acceptable.
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Just Arrived

Our God’s Firestarters books just arrived.

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Alan Gilman & Adam Reid on God’s Firestarters

Two more God’s Firestarters Amazon book reviews https://tiny.cc/#

5.0 out of 5 stars Servants of God on Fire for the Lord!
Reviewed in Canada on October 24, 2021
What a fantastic book! As the principal of a Christian school, these stories serve our teenagers well as fantastic testimony of people committing their life to Jesus. These concise stories are just right for the age we live in to encourage and inspire. As we read about these incredible history makers, we are reminded that all of us can be a difference maker and start a fire for the Lord within another’s heart. Hats off to Ed and Janice for not just putting together these stories, but challenging us to learn from them and be inspired. A great read for the whole family!
Adam Reid, Principal, Lions Gate Christian Academy, North Vancouver

4.0 out of 5 stars A challenging and encouraging read
Reviewed in Canada on October 27, 2021
My good friends Ed and Janice Hird have compiled an inspiring collection of twenty brief, but intense, stories of wonderful examples of sacrificial faith. They provide all sorts of little-known details of these, fairly well-known, historical characters. I personally appreciate how they don’t gloss over their frailties and personal challenges, reminding us that God delights in using normal human beings to do great things for him.
Alan Gilman , bible Teacher

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Missing sailboat


The heavy winds drove a stray sailboat from the States to White Rock beach. Was this a possible Fenian invasion as prompted the birth of Canada in 1867? 😉 After quite a delay, it was finally removed.

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Canon Dr. Chris Sugden of Oxford on God’s Firestarters

Canon Dr Chris Sugden of Oxford on God’s Firestarters book, available on Amazon.com

“Individualistic Western Christianity seeks out and lauds its heroes.  God’s Firestarters shows them to be ordinary men and women of clay with faults and flaws, yet God blessed many lives through them and those who served with them in the movements of the Spirit who inspired them. The details the authors have painstakingly unearthed are not well known and their footnotes to other books are a valuable door into discovering important chapters in the history of the Christian church. A question worth exploring further is how far these anti-institutional firestarters realized the need to build institutions to continue and spread the ministries and insights they were granted- Wesley (Methodist societies) and Carey (Serampore University) clearly did.”

Canon Dr Chris Sugden, Ph D Programme Leader, Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life

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Dr. Anne Matthews-Younes on God’s Firestarters

God’s Firestarters Amazon book review
By Dr. Anne Matthews-Younes

“What a powerful title, it reminds me of George Whitfield’s comment, “Haven’t you heard people watch fires and I am on fire.” This book shares some remarkable stories about persons who were ‘on fire’ to share their faith! People did indeed watch them and lives were changed. One of the persons described in this book is my grandfather, E. Stanley Jones, who had a remarkable ministry across the world as he too was ‘ignited’ to share the Good News! Thanks to Ed and Janice Hird for this important and timely narrative about God’s ‘fire starters’!”
Dr. Anne Matthews-Younes
President, E. Stanley Jones Foundation

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Three Latest Amazon book reviews on God’s Firestarters

The latest three Amazon book reviews of our new book God’s Firestarters

Peter Haigh

5.0 out of 5 stars Faith through history
Reviewed in Canada on October 22, 2021
If you are a history buff; this is intriguing, if a person of faith; encouraging. A very enjoyable quick, read.Jean B.

5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book!!!
Reviewed in Canada on October 22, 2021
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I found this book to be an honest reflection on the actions of famous past Christians who did great things for the Kingdom of God. It shows very clearly how each past saint had major flaws and how God used them anyway to great and wonderful things. As a result, it is also extremely encouraging for Christians who want to do great things as it is quite clear God can use them despite their flaws.Rev. Ken Harding

5.0 out of 5 stars The Rev’d Dr. Ed Hird — a priest of whom Chaucer would approve (see Canterbury Tales- The Parson)
Reviewed in Canada on October 23, 2021
Ed and Janice walked the talk long before Ed started to write about it. Their series of books offer tested insights into living with discipline in the light of Scripture amidst a world that often prefers the camouflage of shifting shadows.

This book offers brief, well researched and documented stories of 20 Christians who withstood the political and social pressures of their times to not only walk in the light and life of Scripture and their faith, but to bring hope and encouragement, sometimes even transformation to the lives of others; and unlike many books offering encouragement to readers, Ed and Janice have put their insights into a truly timeless format.

“God’s Firestarters” can easily be read individually for information, insight, and encouragement, or it can readily and profitably be used in a book club or study group for inspiration and education. The questions at the end of the book are hardly complete or exhaustive, but leaders of a book club or study group can easily springboard off them to stimulating and valuable discussion.

HOWEVER, the most beneficial use of the book, and the one that would bring the most fulfillment to readers, would be for them to find a way to bring some practical application of what they’ve read to the life of their own wider community in a manner that spreads the hope of the Gospel, or lovingly and compassionately brings the light of Scripture into the confusing shadows their world.

I warmly commend this book to all.

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Three Amazon book reviews

Amazon book reviews of our new book God’s Firestarters

5.0 out of 5 stars

The incredible history of God using people in His Church!!

Reviewed in Canada on October 22, 2021

10 years ago I was diagnosed with a terminal blood cancer diagnosis and it was people like Ed and Janice Hird that anointed me with oil and prayed healing in Jesus name over me. To the Glory of God I am now a marathon runner. Reading these stories of incredible miracles it gives me courage that God did heal, can heal and still will today! Well done Dr. Hird on this book! It is a page turner… —Denise

5.0 out of 5 stars

Remarkable People

Reviewed in Canada on October 21, 2021

All of these people are shown to be ordinary people who God used in remarkable ways.

Very easy to read. And very interesting. Makes the reader ask…”How is the Lord using me in His ongoing mission to the World He loves so much! —Don

5.0 out of 5 stars

Delightful and Succinct Portraits

Reviewed in Canada on October 22, 2021

These delightful and succinct portraits of inspired Christian leadership give a window into their private lives and into how they were shaped by the challenges of their times.

Bishop Ron Ferris, Assisting Bishop, Anglican Network in Canada

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Robert Dollar

Click our Light Magazine article to check out Dollar’s remarkable global impact
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Angela Greenig on God’s Firestarters

Here is a new endorsement of our book God’s Firestarters from author Angela Greenig:
“Dr. Ed and Janice Hird have heard the heartbeat of many parents and other people struggling. In this book, you’re given tools with a lifeline that will give hope. This book will bring the Fires and Winds of the Lord into your families’ revival! You will learn to never give up. This is a must-read for everyone. Thank you, Dr. Ed and Janice, for listening to the Father’s heart and being a voice.
This book God’s Firestarters is a game-changer. The family has never been under such attack.
Right now, parents need to be able to rise up in the next hour but they need to be equipped. That’s what this book is all about: ‘releasing Revival into yourself, your family, and the world.’ Thank you for listening to the Father’s heartbeat in the cry to be restored and set free.
I Pray that God’s Firestarters book becomes explosive.”
Angela Greenig
Angela Greenig Ministries

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