Monday, November 30, 2009

Gina Sikkema: a book of inspiration and truth


Gina Sikkema on Twitter: "I finished reading "Battle for the Soul of Canada" It is a book of inspiration and truth--a worthy read"

Gina's book review on her website: "The author draws from a wealth of pioneering Christian Canadian leaders. He ties together the need for religious stability within our country to the same needs of the world following the death of Jesus. He brings to the forefront the words of encouragement offered by Paul to Timothy, making them relevant to the needs of the present day. He shares with Paul a love for the truth of Scripture, refusing to bow to the demands of a modern society to tell the people what they want to hear. This book is truly an inspiration to churches of all denominations who struggle to retain Scriptural truth as they deal with the overwhelming pressures of modern society."

p.s. In order to obtain a copy of the book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', please send a $18.50 cheque to 'Ed Hird', #1008-555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2J7. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Feedback from Elsie MacDonald

I was very pleased to receive your book from a mutual friend. I thought that your book was a godsend. It gave me hope that there are people out there on the side of truth which is so desperately needed. I told my friend that 'the book is so true'.



A few years ago I kept hearing in my head what you said in your book on page 127: "Awake, awake O Zion, clothe yourselves with strength. Put on your garment of splendor...Shake off your dust, rise up...Free yourselves from the chains on your neck, O Captive Daughter of Zion. (Isaiah 52:1-2)" My spirit resonated with that statement in your book.



I thank God for people like you who stand on the side of truth, and may your book be a blessing to all who read it.



God bless you!



Elsie MacDonald

-former Chief of the Ojibway First Nation of Webique, North Western Ontario






p.s. In order to obtain a copy of the book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', please send a $18.50 cheque to 'Ed Hird', #1008-555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2J7. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Canada's God-given destiny -SALLY START


Ed Hird writes out of first hand experience on the Battle for the Soul of Canada. His passion for God's Truth, and for this nation to come fully into her God-given destiny, shines through every page.

I was encouraged by the stories of those who have gone before us and personally challenged afresh to do my part to raise up this generation's Timothys and Timotheas.

-Sally Start, National Ambassador, Alpha Canada



p.s. In order to obtain a copy of the book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', please send a $18.50 cheque to 'Ed Hird', #1008-555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2J7. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.

Provocative and appealing: Trevor Lautens


For an unbaptized, non-practising non-Christian, but with strong sympathy for and even envy of devout Christians, Rev. Hird's book strikes me as original, provocative and appealing, with interesting details about his own path to faith.




-Trevor Lautens, Columnist, North Shore News.


p.s. In order to obtain a copy of the book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', please send a $18.50 cheque to 'Ed Hird', #1008-555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2J7. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.

The value of transparency about our hidden fears


I really appreciate this book's transparency about the fears we too often keep hidden, and the author's practical tips for change.
The book reassures women that we're not alone in our fears. Others have been there and have found a way to overcome by relying on the promises of the God of the Bible.


I found this to be a contemplative book, good to read slowly and ponder. There are some gems of wisdom, and the simpler but strong faith of the Celtic Christians certainly has much to offer us today. I liked the practical applications at the end of each chapter that showed readers how to form their own prayers after the patterns of the Celts.


-jacksen


p.s. In order to obtain a copy of the book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', please send a $18.50 cheque to 'Ed Hird', #1008-555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2J7. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wow! I am really enjoying the book -Art Pederson


"Wow! I am really enjoying the book.

The first 12 pages of recommendations was a real blessing. I believe the reason is because I believe we are in some ways kindred spirits, particularly in the area of the whole Body of Christ. Everyone who has known me over the years knows of my commitment to fellowship with all believers...

My wife remarked this evening about how much I have already highlighted the first 60 pages. I expect that practice to continue for the remainder of my adventure in reading your book.

Thank you for the book.A humble servant in Christ,
--
Art Pederson
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada"


p.s. In order to obtain a copy of the book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', please send a $18.50 cheque to 'Ed Hird', #1008-555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2J7. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Beverly Smith rereads Battle for the Soul of Canada

Beverly Smith *

For those mentoring youth, you can read more about this in Ed's book "Battle For the Soul of Canada" I re-read it this weekend and the book, insights and historical information always encourages me to keep praying for Canada.

*Intercessory leader at Harvest City Church, Vancouver, BC

p.s. In order to obtain a copy of the book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', please send a $18.50 cheque to 'Ed Hird', #1008-555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2J7. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Joy Smith, Manitoba MP


Regarding the book Battle for the Soul of Canada: "It was a delight to read."


Joy Smith, M.P.
Kildonan – St. Paul
Chair of the Standing Committee on Health
Note from Ed+: Joy is a courageous pioneer in motivating politicians to take a stand to protect young people and children from human trafficking and sexual slavery.


p.s. In order to obtain a copy of the book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', please send a $18.50 cheque to 'Ed Hird', #1008-555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2J7. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Gareth Morgan's desire to read it again


Hi Ed,


A few years ago you handed me your book Battle for the Soul of Canada. I thoroughly enjoyed the book.


However, after attending the Cry this weekend, I felt the desire to read it again. This time I couldn't put it down.


I was greatly encouraged as I read of the courage of our nation's leaders. The book really brought Pauls' letter to life for me, stirring my heart to long for greater things


Gareth Morgan

(posted by permission)


p.s. In order to obtain a copy of the book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', please send a $18.50 cheque to 'Ed Hird', #1008-555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2J7. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Faytene Kyrskow Speaks Out



Rev. Ed Hird is one of my modern day Canadian heros. A man of conviction, passion for truth, God and His ways, passion for his nation and a man who not willing to push against the grain to take a stand for what he knows is truth.


In this amazing literary call, Rev. Hird articulates all these elements like a good soldier fighting for generations to come.


"Battle for the Soul of Canada" is more than a book; it is a call and more than a call; it is a trumpet blown at a critical moment in our nation's history.


I encourage you to soak this text in with faith and determination of heart. Faith and determination to leave this nation better than you found it, for the sake of generations to come.


History will look back on these days and judge.


May we be found strong, true and morally sound on all fronts, as Rev.
Hird exhorts.


Faytene Kryskow
Authory & Director, 4 MY Canada

The Cry Canada


p.s. In order to obtain a copy of the book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', please send a $18.50 cheque to 'Ed Hird', #1008-555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2J7. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.

Archbishop Yong Ping Chung, Primate of South East Asia (ret)


Archbishop Yong Ping Chung: I want to recommend this book to all who care about the vital and essential matters of life-the reality of the SOUL in every individual, society and nation.
Ed speaks from his own inner spiritual journey and the reality of peace, joy and life in Jesus Christ. He has sounded the trumpet call to all Christian leaders to face the reality of our time and to join in the urgent God given task of saving the Soul of Canada.
The Battle for the Soul of Canada is the deep cry of a convicted Canadian christian to the spiritual reality of the beloved country he lives and minister as an Anglican Priest. It is a very moving story.

Raising up the Emerging Generations of Leaders is the only effective weapon God has given the church to defeat the destruction of the enemy. Out of his own deep study of the word of God, Ed makes this the life calling of his ministry and work. All of us need to learn this lesson well.

The are numerous personal experiences that illustrate the deep spiritual principles that makes this book a wonderful reading.

May God bless this book at a time like this.

Yong Ping Chung
Retired Archbishop of South East Asia.


p.s. In order to obtain a copy of the book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', please send a $18.50 cheque to 'Ed Hird', #1008-555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2J7. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Book reviews by Kimberley Payne and Johanna Mallory of The Word Guild





“An amazing amount of research and background information was provided in an easy-to-read and encouraging tone. I particularly liked the chapters "Working out at God's Gym" and "Seven Deadly Sins at the Weight Room" (gee I wonder why :))”Kimberley Payne , author of


Fit for Faith' wrote this review http://www.kimberleypayne.com/


Rated 3 stars



“In Battle for the Soul of Canada Rev. Ed Hird pairs readings from 1 & 2 Timothy with historical and cultural vignettes in a series of messages challenging us with the importance of raising up the emerging generation of Christian leaders in Canada.Ed writes, “the key to renewing the soul of Canada — and the heart of this book — is to be found in raising up Timothys”. And that’s exactly what Battle for the Soul of Canada sets out to equip us to do.Each chapter is short and informative. There’s also a companion study guide available, Seeking God’s Solution for a Spirit-Filled Canada, at spiritfilledcanada.blogspot.com.”Joanna Mallory wrote this review


p.s. In order to obtain a copy of the book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', please send a $18.50 cheque to 'Ed Hird', #1008-555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2J7. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Book Review by Laura Davis

Battle For the Soul of Canada
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Dr. J.I. Packer, “a bible-believer, a converted Christian, an Anglican clergyman, a charismatic, a sufferer, a soldier of Christ, a man of God, a shepherd of souls and a nurturer of vocations, a visionary, a pioneer, a Canadian patriot, a journalist and lively author.”

Indeed, Rev. Ed Hird is all these things and more.

Battle for the Soul of Canada, in my humble opinion, should be read by every Canadian from coast to coast. This book should be part of our Public Education System’s required reading for history. I learnt so much about the history of Canada, that I was shocked I had never heard these things in school. Of course, Battle for the Soul of Canada is not just a history lesson; it’s also a book about the faith of men and women who, through the Lord’s leadership founded this great country of ours.

Based on 1 & 2 Timothy, Rev. Hird proclaims throughout the book how important it is for us as Canadian Christians to raise up Timothy’s. Who are Timothy’s? In the Reverend's words – “A genuine Timothy is someone who seeks first God’s Kingdom and his righteousness in this profoundly self-centered culture. A genuine Timothy is someone sold out for God, passionate, committed, and visionary.” Rev. Hird goes on to say, “Our vision, through the Anglican Coalition in Canada, is to raise up and send Timothy’s all across our nation, and ultimately as missionaries around the world for the healing of the nations.”

This book is a call to every Christian, no matter their church affiliation, to speak out and stand up for righteousness in the face of adversity, persecution and yes apostasy within the church. It is a wonderful commentary to have handy when studying 1 & 2 Timothy and can be a valuable tool, not just for Canadians, but for anyone who cares about their country.Tomorrow Rev. Hird will be stopping by for an interview. I hope you can join us!

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