Our Next Book – Caring for Widows…Now Available!

widows bookOur next book, Caring for Widows, by Brian Croft and Austin Walker (Foreword by Mike McKinley) is now available. Crossway has done an excellent job with this work and we are hopeful this book completes the triad of Scripture (poor, orphan, widow) that is often neglected. Here is what a few folks have said about it:

 

“This is a gem of a book, full of helpful advice when it comes to pastoring, loving, and caring for widows in our congregations. I personally found it challenging, and I can see it being a helpful tool in teaching church members about their responsibilities to the widows in our midst.”
Mez McConnell, Senior Pastor, Niddrie Community Church, Edinburgh, Scotland; Founder, 20schemes

“While reading this book, I went ‘Ouch!’ more than once because it points out ways in which we have been negligent in looking after the widows in our church. This is certainly one area in which we need reformation. I trust that my ‘Ouch!’ will be turned into action so that God may smile at our church as he sees the way we will begin to look after widows in distress in our midst. All of us who are church elders and deacons need to get back to this religion that is pure and undefiled before God!”
Conrad Mbewe, Pastor, Kabwata Baptist Church, Lusaka, Zambia

“We see them in the congregation; they rarely

sit together; they occupy their customary place; and they have many friends. They are examples in femininity, humility, usefulness, and faith in a heavenly Father. They are the widows, but shudder at being labeled as such. They look to their preachers for the gospel message to exalt Jesus Christ. They look to their pastors for total respect and graciousness. They look to their fellow members for holy love and genuine friendship. They look to be remembered within the nuances of the body of Christ. This is what Croft and Walker enable us to do, to become better pilgrims on our way to the blessed gathering of all the elect, to be unashamed at the great reunion. ‘Well done for helping widows in their affliction.’ We need such help in this area, and then we find that increased thoughtfulness in one dimension encourages consecrated words and feelings in very different relationships within the holy body.”
Geoff Thomas, Pastor, Alfred Place Baptist Church, Wales

Get this book on both paperback and kindle here

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  1. […] At the Practical Shepherding site, Brian Croft alerts us to a new resource, co-authored by Brian and Austin Walker. Read about the new resource at Caring for Widows.  […]

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