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Three more book reviews

Three more God’s Firestarters book reviews

David RG Hunt

Amazon.co.uk book review

a fascinating read

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 January 2022

“The marital and family lives of 20 of well-known figures from Christian history, spanning six centuries from Martin Luther to Jim Packer, are brought to life in this book with some fascinating details. For instance, did you know that Martin Luther changed his bedsheets only once a year before he was married? Subsequently, they were changed more frequently!

The book demonstrates time and again that God delights to use fallible people to achieve extraordinary advances for his kingdom – what an encouragement to all of us!

There are no fewer than 717 footnotes, spanning 38 pages, for those wishing to dig deeper into the fascinating lives of these servants of God.”

David RG Hunt

“Firestarters gives thumbnail sketches of well-known revivalists. Their dedication often came with a price to their health and private life. Yet their passion for Jesus was undeniable, and they shaped history in a way few others have done. I found it particularly fascinating how close the relationship was between Ben Franklin and George Whitefield. I give this book five stars. It should be part of any serious historian’s collection, as well as a great educational tool.”

Susan Reinhardt, Novelist

She is represented by Joyce Hart, of Hartline Literary Agency.

“In the Bible, Mordecai reminds Queen Esther that she has been placed in her position “for such a time as this.” In their book, “God’s Firestarters”, The Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird recounts the stories of twenty Christian leaders in history who were challenged by the times and circumstances that they faced – plague, illness, death of loved ones, financial hardships, marital problems, persecution, and much more, and how through faith and perseverance they became overcomers and firestarters for God. A well-written and easy to read book, this is one to put on your library shelf to have for personal meditation, for quick historical reference of twenty famous Christians, and for encouragement to see how others throughout history, facing many of the same challenges that we are facing today, were able to be victorious. I pray that it will lead us to realize that whatever our circumstances, we have also been placed here “for such a time as this”.

http://www.susanjreinhardt.com/?m=1

Bev Lombard, WEC missionary for many years

P.s. You too are encouraged to get God’s Firestarters for yourself and others in either ebook or paperback by clicking on

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Christmas crèche

Join us at our new All Saints Christmas crèche at Crescent Beach (12268 Beecher Street Crescent Beach
Surrey BC)


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Four more Amazon God’s Firestarters endorsements

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.


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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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Watch with us our first outdoor service

A joyful first out-door service at All Saints Community Church. You are encouraged to repost this to your FB friends.

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To receive a personally signed copy of any of our books within North America, just etransfer at ed_hird@telus.net, giving your address. Cheques are also acceptable.


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Louis Riel and Nicholas Flood Davin: Complicated Canadian pioneers

Louis Riel and Nicholas Flood Davin: Complicated Canadian

Click to read our Light Magazine article on Louis Riel and Nicholas Flood Davin

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To receive a personally signed copy of any of our books within North America, just etransfer at ed_hird@telus.net, giving your address. Cheques are also acceptable.


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Missionary publisher, Dr Robert Jaffray: Let my readers go – Engage

Missionary publisher, Dr Robert Jaffray: Let my readers go – Engage
—Click to read our Light Magazine article on Dr. Robert Jaffray

To purchase any of our six books in paperback or ebook on Amazon, just click on this link.
To receive a personally signed copy of any of our books within North America, just etransfer at ed_hird@telus.net, giving your address. Cheques are also acceptable.