Untold and Encouraging Stories of Christ Followers.
Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2022
This book gave me more than I expected. I had heard about some of the life stories of those written about in this book, but Ed and Janice Hird let me in on some of the untold tidbits of their lives that reminded me that they were just ordinary people who God used extraordinarily. In fact, these stories gave me hope that God could and would use me as well, even if being an instrument in His hand brings pain and suffering in my life.
We don’t live for today, we live for an eternity with our King Jesus. This book was an encouragement for me to “finish well”.
Chuck Brooks, Director of MInistry, Baltimore Bible Church
5.0 out of 5 stars
A good read
Reviewed in Canada on February 14, 2022
Thank you Ed and Janice for sharing your extensive research about the rise of many evangelicals pastors, theologians, and missionaries with us. It certainly kindles my heart to sharing the gospel and training others to become God’s Firestarter. I enjoyed this book very much!
Rev. Philip Der.
Thank you very much indeed dear Br. Hird for your latest publication: God’s Firestarters .
I was able to read on my iPad.
Your labour of love and holy intend is very commendable .
I look at Revival as follows :
Lord Himself is the Author of any Revival .
His chosen ones are instruments or channels in His hands operated by Him through His Spirit’s power in His sovereignty as He pleases for any Revival .
Recipients of the blessings of any Revival could be His own people to fulfill His purposes for building up in the most Holy faith and through them the blessings of the gospel to reach the precious souls in the world .
My prayer is that it may please the Lord to employ your book in His will and wisdom to accomplish His purposes at a time such as this .
With greetings in the Lord and in prayer .
The narrative of Blue Sky reads like a true story. A loving Christian family endures a series of setbacks but due to their faith, they are able to work toward a resolution . This easy-to-read story inspires faith.
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.
In order to obtain a signed copy in North America of the prequel book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', Blue Sky, or God's Firestarters, please send a $25 etransfer to email@example.com . Cheques are also acceptable.