God's Care for the Widow: Encouragement and Wisdom for Those Who Grieve

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This book is written for widows to comfort them in their various troubles. Throughout the Bible God makes himself known as the one who defends, comforts and provides for the widow. From the days of Moses and the prophets, to the time of the Lord Jesus Christ and the early church, widows have been the object of his fatherly care. Written under the conviction that the church of Christ is responsible for relieving the distress of widows this book seeks to draw out God's wisdom for the widow. Naomi, Ruth, the widows of Zarephath and Nain, the Jerusalem widows, and Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus Christ are among those considered.

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Austin Walker was born in Enfield, North London in 1946 and became a Christian at the age of 15. He graduated from Aberystwyth University, and then qualified as a secondary school teacher. In 1971 he graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. He married Mai in 1970 and they have four children, now married, and seven grandchildren. On returning to England in 1971 he taught geography in a comprehensive school and also began preaching the gospel, helping to plant a Reformed Baptist Church in Crawley, Sussex, about 20 miles south of London. In 1975 he was invited to become one of the pastors, becoming full-time in 1979, and has continued in that role until the present day.

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James 1:27 is very clear on some of the deeds that need to emanate from a converted heart: a life separated from the corruption of the world and the taking care of orphans and widows. In recent days much has been written about adopting orphans, but little is written specifically for widows and their needs. Here is considerable help and encouragement for widows, as well as important insights for those who minister to them. May Austin Walker's much-needed and welcome application of the numerous passages on widows have a wide circulation! --Dr Michael A G Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, & Director of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies & Research Professor of Irish Baptist College, Consti

This book will help widows. There is nothing better than the counsels to be found here. --Revd Geoff Thomas, Pastor since 1965 of Alfred Place Baptist Church, Aberystwyth, Wales

Does the Bible have much to say by way of precepts and examples concerning God's special care for and commitment to the broken hearts and shattered lives of widows? Do the Scriptures address the church regarding its peculiar responsibilities to be sensitive and caring with respect to the peculiar needs of its widows? Are there clear directives to widows themselves regarding how they may best cope with their widowhood and even use that state as a platform for greater service to Christ and to his people? In this Scripture-soaked book, written out of an experienced and caring pastor's heart, these questions are answered with tenderness and biblical authority. Thank you, Pastor Walker, for giving us a much-needed book. --Albert N. Martin, B. A.; D. D. -- former pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Montville New Jersey; Conference Speaker; lecturer in Pastoral Theology

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