Friday, January 23, 2009

Look for this blog on Word Press

Please go to Spirit-Filled Canada at Word Press.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Stand on Guard - A Recommended Book

A friend read my blog and suggested that we read Stand on Guard by Faytene C. Kryskow.

Here are her thoughts about the book.

"Faytene is a wonderful young woman who is calling to her generation in a powerful way. The book is a prophetic call. She has done an excellent job in terms of research; she includes actual prayers from Canada's leading parliamentarians. It talks about the scriptures on the parliament buildings. The information is set out in an easy-to-read manner and includes pictures. It is a wonderfully inspiring book to help us understand something about our godly roots."

Monday, January 19, 2009

Canada We Do Stand On Guard

Since reading Ed Hird's book Battle for the Soul of Canada I read the newspaper and magazines with a more discerning mind.

History has never been my strong subject. Early in my marriage I realized how much I did not know about history. My husband, who is well-read and eager to talk about politics, business and historical issues, was amazed that his new bride knew absolutely nothing in any of those areas. And I was a public school teacher! Awful. He encouraged me to read the newspaper - and not the entertainment or comic sections. He helped to bring me up-to-date on current issues. His was a tough assignment. I had a lot to learn.

I started to teach the newspaper to my grade fives. We began to learn together. As I learned - they learned. We listened to the radio. We read The Globe and Mail (hard reading for grade fives). But, they enjoyed it and conversations were lively and interesting. In 1993 we saw the handshake between the Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, and the PLO leader, Yasser Arafat. What an historic moment for us! I wonder now if those children are interested and witnessing what is happening in Israel and Gaza today.

Ed Hird's book reawakened my dormant historical soul. Through stories he helped Canada's past come alive. He showed me how people make a difference and how I can make a difference.

Is your knowledge of our Canadian past immature? Do you need an injection of Canadian spirit? I would recommend his book. He fired up my desire to know Canada more - to read, to discuss and to pray - oh pray fervently. For our land, our leaders and our people.

Until next time - O Canada we stand on guard for thee.


Monday, January 5, 2009

A whole year later

It has been a year since I published the companion Bible study for Battle for the Soul of Canada - called Seeking God's Solution for a Spirit-filled Canada.

Read Donna Dawson's review found on Donna Dawson's website:

"After having had the opportunity to review Reverend Ed Hird’s book Battle for the Soul of Canada, I found myself looking forward to the companion Bible study written by author Janis Cox. Entitled Seeking God’s Solution for a Spirit-filled Canada this study is chock full of mind teasing questions and nuggets of truths gleaned from the scriptures through Reverend Hird’s book.

Ms. Cox presents a thorough and well-ordered study that doesn’t leave the participant feeling overwhelmed or bogged down—something that can happen easily in a Bible study. Nor does she rely solely on Reverend Hird’s opinions but challenges the reader to discover what they think about the issues raised.

Each lesson begins with a scripture reading followed by a suggested reading from Battle for the Soul of Canada. It is then followed by a series of questions, quotes and points to ponder all related to the Reverend’s book and ultimately his Biblical view of Canada.

Ms. Cox doesn’t stop there. She offers a teachers’ guide which helps the study leader search for life examples of the points Reverend Hird is trying to make. And yet, she doesn’t just fill in the blanks making it a cut and paste kind of session. This is a very interactive study and study guide to a very serious and important book—all of which leads straight back to the reviving of Canada’s faith. An excellent study for adult groups eager to become involved in the life of Canada from a Christian viewpoint."

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Now Published

Seeking God's Solution for a Spirit-Filled Canada is a six session Bible Study based on the book, Battle for the Soul of Canada by Ed Hird.

The study is now available. Please contact Janis

See more information below.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Almost Published

Seeking God's Solution for a Spirit-Filled Canada is a six session Bible Study based on the book, Battle for the Soul of Canada by Ed Hird.

Ed says:

I fully endorse this very creative Bible study by Jan Cox on 'Battle for the Soul of Canada'. Jan's insightful clarity shone through her study. May many Canadians make use of this most helpful guide.

Each session contains an excerpt from Ed's book along with questions to spark conversation and debate.

Along with that you are given, Points to Ponder, Thoughts to Consider, Delve Deeper into the Bible and Brainstorming.

The Bible Study will be available in a PDF format for downloading. Cost is $5.00 for the first download and $3.00 for each successive download for that Bible study group. Leader's Notes will be available for free with order. A free sample chapter can be requested.

Joanna Mallory says:

What a lot of Spirit-guided work to produce these questions and insights! I've never seen a study like this, quickening our national as well as spiritual consciences. This looks simple enough to not intimidate people, yet deep enough to provoke change.

Kimberley Payne says:

I have had the privilege of facilitating many Bible studies, and I believe 'Seeking God's Solution for a Spirit-Filled Canada' is a great complement to Rev. Hird's book, 'Battle for the Soul of Canada'. It is an excellent start for further discussion wrought with wonderful, thought-provoking questions.

Stay tuned for more details.

May we raise up a country of Timothys to lead us in the coming years.