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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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Robert’s Liardon Foreword

Foreword by Roberts Liardon, author of God’s Generals, for our new book God’s Firestarters, now available in Amazon in both eBook and print
“Each of us are alive at a specific time for a specific purpose — not born by accident or by mere physical choice. We are born when God decides that this is our time to live and do a specific work on the earth.
The range and variety of all our individual assignments is greater than our natural minds can comprehend. But this one common factor we can be assured of: God is always seeking for a man or woman to do His will and help change the heart of man.
That’s what makes Ed and Janice Hird’s book God’s Firestarters so compelling. Within these pages, you’ll find 20 unique journeys, spanning six centuries, of individuals who powerfully fit that description.
These men and women, along with their families, forged through a wide range of challenges and hardships together without giving up. Each in his or her own way helped bring the fire of God’s truth to hungry hearts and to places barren of a move of His Spirit. Each had a part to play according to his or her own giftings and assignment. And as a result of their strength of conviction to follow Jesus Christ and obey what He had asked them to do, each in some way advanced God’s Kingdom for generations to come.
Some of the men and women included in this book you will likely recognize; others may be unfamiliar to you. But in each chapter, the Hirds have succeeded in drawing out little-known details that bring color and depth to the journeys of these “firestarters.” You’ll see that, despite their many differences, they were all simply men and women who chose to do whatever God asked them to do, despite their own missteps at times and regardless the cost.
As you read, keep this question before the Lord in your heart: Why did You put me on the earth for such a time as this? You may already know part of that answer. Or perhaps you are only beginning to realize how critical it is that you seek the Lord for the answer. That’s the key — to ask Him for the answer. When we begin with God, every work we attempt is completed with the accuracy of Heaven. It’s a spiritual law you’ll see played out again and again in the pages of
this book.
We all have our place in the Body of Christ. Some are called to lead; others must hear from God that they are anointed to follow. Regardless, it requires more than desire to fulfill the will of God — it takes spiritual strength. And in the lives of the people represented in these twenty powerful stories, you’ll find evidence of that strength in a variety of forms.
Don’t read these stories lightly. Determine to allow the lessons learned by these godly men and women to become a “course” in your own school of the Spirit to help you stay on track. You have your own part to play; you have your own story to “write” for the annals of Heaven. So, through it all, just determine to keep on building your spiritual strength and walking out your own purpose in God. You’re going to make it — despite any past missteps and regardless the
Roberts Liardon, author of God’s Generals book and video series

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Endorsements by Bishop Felix Orji & Canon Medad Birungi

We are grateful for these two endorsements by the Right Rev. Dr. Felix Orji and Rev. Dr. Medad Birungi of our upcoming book “God’s Firestarters: preparing our families for coming revivals”. The book is now at our publisher Larry Luby of His Publishing Group in Dallas Texas.
“I have known Dr Ed Hird since 1992. His life and ministry have been dedicated to Jesus, the renewal of the Church, and the strengthening of the family. In this masterpiece, he and Janice once again point us in the direction of the necessity and
means of renewal and awakening through sharing the stories of men and women who came face to face WITH God and hence experienced his reviving fire. This is a powerful book. Read it and you will be renewed by the Holy Spirit as you pay heed
to his voice.”
—The Rt Rev’d Dr Felix Orji, Diocesan Bishop
Anglican Diocese of the West.
Coordinating Bishop of CONNAM.
“Spiritual Fire-starters are people lovers, risk takers, tireless workers and servant leaders who are characterized by wet eyes, bent knees and a humble spirit crying for revival. This is what this book is all about, and the anointing Rev Dr Ed & Janice Hird carry. I highly endorse this book.”
—The Rev Dr Medad Birungi Zinomuhangi, PhD
Founder & President of World Shine Ministries, Uganda.”

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God’s Firestarters’ Episcopal endorsements

Your prayers are welcome for our upcoming book on revival God’s Firestarters, which Bill Glasgow is currently working on the formatting and layout. It will soon be going to our publisher Larry Luby in Dallas Texas. Our plans, God willing, are to have it out in time for Christmas shopping. To whom might you like to give this revival book? http://www.edhird.com
Here are a couple of endorsements to consider from Bishops Silas Ng and Alfredo Cooper:
This is a book this world desperately needs! As it says in the book of Jude verse 3, “I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.” Thank you, Dr. Ed and Janice for giving your readers to know how the Holy Spirit kindled the fire of those holy people in the past several hundred years through their witness of their family, especially relationships of husbands and wives in the twenty chapters to set on fire so many people to live for Jesus that He is our Lord and King. And, most important, to set us on FIRE!
–Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng (Chief Bishop, Anglican Mission in Canada)

Ed and Janice Hird create a spirit of excitement and expectancy in “God’s Firestarters” with their realistic portrayal of giants who moved the church in the Spirit. Revival through fiery preaching, yes, Holy Spirit anointing, yes, but also with roots in family life, marriage tensions, quirks and tempers, faith, much prayer, service, learning, study, holy and sacrificial living. The united picture gives us a sense of what it would take to know God’s visitation very realistically sparked among us today.
–Bishop Alf Cooper (Chile)

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Giving Thanks for the late Maureen Harrison

We have many great memories of the late Maureen Harrison who was a spiritual mother of the remarkable renewal at St Simon’s North Vancouver. It was a joy to go on our first Mission trip with Maureen and team to Honduras in 1994.

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John Owen

John Owen. “Secondly, God allows man to be tested to show himself to man. Until we are tested,see think that we are living on our own strength. It is however, God alone who keeps us from falling by his preventing grace. We might say, ‘All men may do this or that, but we will not!’ When the trial comes, however, we quickly see that only God’s preservation upholds us. So it was with Abimelech (Gen. 20 : 6), God withheld him from sinning. God also reveals his renewing grace through our testings. Paul, in His prayer for deliverance from the thorn in his flesh, found God’s sufficiency and renewing grace (2 Cor. 12 : 9).

We do not realise the power and strength that God puts forth on our behalf, and the sufficiency of his grace, until we compare our trials with our weakness. God’s power and grace are then seen clearly in our lives. The effectiveness of an antidote is not realised until one has been exposed to the poison. The preciousness of a medicine is revealed by the presence of the disease. We will not know the power of grace until we feel the power of the testing. We must be tried, to realise the glory of being preserved.”

~ John Owen