Thursday, February 13, 2014

An endorsement by Rev. Dave Larley of All Saints Dallas

An endorsement by Rev. Dave Larley of All Saints Dallas. (click to view)
I had the privilege of meeting Dave+ at the annual Anglican Mission Winter Conference in Houston Texas.  Dave+ is a Canadian who served as an Anglican priest in England before recently becoming the associate priest at All Saints Anglican Church in Dallas Texas.  The Rector and founder of All Saints Dallas is our Senior Bishop and Apostolic Vicar Philip Jones.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Book review by Peter Kazmaier

Peter Kazmaier
by Peter Kazmaier

The Rev. Dr. Ed Hird, Rector of St. Simon’s Church in North Vancouver, British Columbia, in his devotional book, BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF CANADA—RAISING UP THE EMERGING GENERATION OF LEADERS, uses a study of 1st and 2nd Timothy as a starting point for discussing personal, spiritual, sociological, political, and historical issues confronting Canada. He does so with humor, insight, and a keen perception.

Of particular interest to me were many of the anecdotes about people significant in Canadian history such as Louis Riel, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, Sir Charles Tupper, Simon Fraser, and Catharine Parr Traill. Ed Hird underlines their strengths, shortcomings and personal spiritual encounters and lets us see how the many facets of their character and experience have contributed to the making of Canada. This is a very enjoyable, inspiring and instructive book to read. With 704 end notes, this book is thoroughly researched and provides instant access to a myriad of source materials.

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QUESTIONING YOUR WAY TO FAITH is now available in e-book formats at Kindle and Kobo for $3.99 or less.
 About this author

The Halcyon Dislocation is Peter Kazmaier’s first novel. In writing this work he has been able to pursue a life-long dream of writing fast-paced novels that explore the intersection between adventure, science, faith and philosophy.

His experience as a researcher in chemistry has enabled him to bring authentic scientific insight to his much beloved futuristic fiction series, The Halcyon Cycle.

J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings , C. S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of the Narnia , and Stephen R. Lawhead’s trilogy, Song of Albion are among his favorite and best-loved books. He also very much enjoys science fiction classics such as Robert Heinlein’s Tunnel in the Sky.

The Halcyon Dislocation was selected as a finalist in The Canadian Christian Writing...more

Saturday, April 6, 2013

E-books of Battle for the Soul of Canada available

Many people have been asking about an ebook version of Battle for the Soul of Canada. I am pleased to let you know that you can order various ebook versions for $9.99 CDN/USD directly just by sending me an email to .

This can be paid for by PAYPAL using the e-mail . Be sure to list your email address.  

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pastor Ali Feizi on the emerging generation of leaders

Pastor Ali Feizi shares about his excitement about the book Battle for the Soul of Canada, which focuses on raising up the emerging generation of leaders. Ali is a pastor at the Church of God of Prophecy in Vancouver BC, and attends the Vancouver Pastors Prayer Fellowship. His testimony of coming to faith from a Iranian muslim background can be read by clicking on the Light Magazine link.

Excerpt: "Something strange was happening to him. Although he didn’t know what it was, Ali Feizi knew it was real. He felt completely bewildered by the so-called “praise and worship” time and even more confused by the content of the central message: Jesus is the “Son of God.” To be in a Christian church was forbidden to him as a devout Muslim. “What am I doing?” he thought anxiously. “I have to get out of here.”"

Monday, May 2, 2011

I am a Timothy

Jason Chifan
Hello Ed. I am a 3rd year Bible College student at Christ for the Nations (CFN) Bible School in Langley, BC, and one of my professors is Dr. Ken Deeks (he is very involved in St. Matthews, Abbotsford).

I serve at my church, Westwood Community Church, in Coquitlam, in the kids ministry, and the Kids Ministry Pastor, Sandra Crawford, referred your book over for me to read! I'm still on the first half, but really appreciate what you have written.

I know that God has spoken over my life that I am a Timothy and he has commissioned me to raise up Timothys as well.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Every Page is stirring me...

From: Michael Kerry []

Dear Ed,I thank you for inspiring me for many years.I have fond memories of Christian Ashrams with you and David and Vera Cline. I remember you at St. Matt’s and on occasions we’ve met along the years.It’s good to be on your mailing list and receive your frequent messages.

Above all, though, I thank you for the electronic copy of Battle for the Soul of Canada. I’m reading it as a devotion and its every page is stirring me.

You will recognize me (go to and click on “About” - “ACLN”).Tomorrow my wife and I are joining the march that takes us from Abbotsford Community Services to St. Matt’s. It will give us the liturgical stimulus that we occasionally enjoy and it will also renew our fellowship with believers who are paying the price.

Bless you Ed,

Michael Kerry

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lonni Collins Pratt finds Battle for the Soul applicable

I have read and enjoyed your book Ed, I think much of it is applicable to the western world in general.

I am the author of Radical Hospitality, as well as numerous other books, the second edition of Radical Hospitality will be released late in the spring. I'm hard at work on another book.
I've spent most of my life as a writer/journalist and have numerous secular and religious press awards. My husband is a United Methodist pastor, we live in very rural Michigan.

Lonni Collins Pratt