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.
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.
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
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 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 500 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.
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