A Review Walter Wiens’ vision to write Preparing to Cross the Finish Line began when he sensed God’s gentle Spirit urging him to write what he had experienced and learned about funerals in his pastoral ministry. The purpose of this book is to help families in their time of grief, as well as pastors who counsel families when death has occurred. Using the metaphor … [Read more...] about Preparing to Cross The Finish Line by Walter Wiens
Many Christians on the west coast of Canada or in the Ottawa Valley will know the names of Rev. Dr. Ed Hird and Rev. David Kitz, authors of The Elisha Code and the Coming Revival. I have gotten to know both, by living, at different times, in both aforementioned communities, and by observing their respective influences in the field of Christian writing. Those influences have … [Read more...] about Book Review: The Elisha Code and the Coming Revival (2023 Word Alive Press) by David Kitz and Dr. Ed Hird.
Now I Become Myself: How Deep Grace Heals Our Shame and Restores Our True Self By Ken Shigematsu Zondervan Becoming who you were before the world told you who you had to be. You're not alone when it comes to experiencing shame or fear of not being enough. Shame isn't felt only by those who have gone through failure or trauma or been told they'll never amount to … [Read more...] about Books by Canadian authors July 2023
Are there modern-day prophets, or did that all cease when the bible was completed? Prophecy will cease one day when Jesus, the perfect one, returns to take us home (1st Corinthians 13:10). In the meantime, we see prophets like Alexander Solzhenitsyn who challenged both eastern and western worldviews. Solzhenitsyn was still in the womb when his Russian father died … [Read more...] about One day in the life of Solzhenitsyn, the weeping prophet
Might Anne of Green Gables be a metaphor for the coming Canadian spiritual awakening? In this increasingly fatherless generation, could God use the writings of Lucy Maud Montgomery to help us discover the Father-heart of God? Both Malachi 4:6 and Luke 1:17 speak about God turning the hearts of the children back to their fathers and the fathers to their children. Maud, as … [Read more...] about Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables