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Four more Amazon God’s Firestarters endorsements

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Neil Bramble, The Word Guild – Surrey Chapter Coordinator

Four More Amazon endorsements of God’s Firestarters
Neil J. Bramble
5.0 out of 5 stars God Stories That Inspire And Make Us Think
Reviewed in Canada on November 5, 2021
“Do you need a dose of spiritual refreshment? Great for daily meditation and personal inspiration, God’s Firestarters will stir your soul and awaken your heart. You will read about the remarkable men and women who give us hope that revival is still possible in our modern tumultuous times.” This short paragraph from Dr. Ed and Janice Hird’s most recent book invites the reader to enter into a new experience of God. The authors’ hope is not that the reader will simply revel in what God has done through remarkable men and women who sparked revival in the past, but kindle their hearts to desire another move of God in our nation in our lifetime.
The twenty men and women featured here represent the many whom God used to spark revival movements and other ministries that far outlived their time on earth. But these chapters differ somewhat from the more familiar biographical profiles in that the authors often focus on people behind the scenes as well as the involvement of and effects on their families.
The stories highlight major challenges, disappointments, opposition, false accusations, disease, and tragic life circumstances that could have moved these stalwarts off course, but didn’t. When you read some of the stories, you’d wonder how one individual could possibly have accomplished all the things they did in several lifetimes, let alone one. The stories are amazing.
This book is a treasure trove of great stories about ordinary people whom God used in unusual ways to accomplish his purposes. It will both fascinate and challenge the reader to think deeply about what God can do with one person fully committed to him.
Neil Bramble, freelance writer and editor
(Full disclosure: I know Ed and Janice personally and am happy to have them as part of our local writers’ group.)

Clyde Spinney
5.0 out of 5 stars Who lit this fire?
Reviewed in Canada on November 3, 2021
In this highly engaging book, Ed and Janice Hird bring to light the extraordinary range of people that God uses to ignite His renewals in the Spirit. Both the strengths and shortcomings of “God’s Firestarters” are realistically presented, without apology. In becoming a “Firestarter” many different paths to surrender are presented, and the book is both a history lesson on Church growth and development as well as a teaching on surrender to God’s will from which we can all benefit. I would strongly recommend this book to those who like me, only have a passing familiarity with Spirit led revivals in the Church.

Jonathan Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Be inspired by lives committed to God
Reviewed in Canada on November 3, 2021
Many of my heroes are presented in this book. The research is presented in flowing syntax and captivating stories. It’s a great book for homeschool curriculum and easy reading. It increases my faith in what God can do when someone is fully committed to Him and His purposes in the world.

Veraanne
5.0 out of 5 stars Gives vision for what we can be
Reviewed in Canada on October 31, 2021
When I was a young Christian and mother I longed for a book like this. I needed Christians to emulate. This book provides vision for how to walk out faith. It also counters my perfectionism and the guilt that occurs when I don’t get it quite right. Firestarters were used by God despite their humanity. This is good news. Maybe I can bring God’s light into a dark world too. Thank you Ed and Janice.

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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