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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Praise for the Print Edition
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
This book will help widows. There is nothing better than the counsels to be found here.
—Geoff Thomas, pastor, Alfred Place Baptist Church, Aberystwyth, Wales
- Title: God’s Care for the Widow
- Author: Austin Walker
- Publisher: Day One
- Publication Date: 2010
- Pages: 128
About Austin Walker
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 in Philadelphia. 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.