“In our broken world God’s heart cries out to those in deepest need. In her most recent work Jocelyn Murray-Currie delves with depth and insight into the amazing breadth and scope of care for the poor that interweaves its way through God’s Word. It is my hope that all who discover this work will be able to further outwork care for the lost, the last and the least in their own lives.”
Anglican Bishop of Wellington
“Proverbs 19:17 tells us that whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord. In this well researched book, Jocelyn Murray-Currie leads us step by step through the Bible to reveal to us the poor and needy as God sees them. If we take her message to heart we will be moved not only to give generously to the poor but also to speak out on their behalf. For the Christian who genuinely seeks to do God’s will, this thought-provoking book is a must-read.”
Publisher and Freelance Editor
“Any Biblical teaching that helps people draw nearer to the heart of God, to see His concern for the poor and marginalised of society and to know what that means for us in practice, is a precious gift to the Body of Christ and Jocelyn Murray-Currie has given us exactly that. Using her skill as an author and her own life experiences of having been a widow and solo parent, Jocelyn weaves together a survey of the Old and New Testament scriptures, enriched with insights from other writers and strands of her experiences of God’s faithfulness. Many will find the book a helpful resource for Bible study or sermon ideas.”
Director, Mission Without Borders NZ
About the author:
Jocelyn Murray-Currie lives and writes from her home in Whitby surrounded by a beautiful garden of roses, flowers and native bush. She finds oil painting and gardening with her husband, a delightful (and necessary) intrusion to writing and meditating on God’s Word. A loving family with eight grandchildren fill any spare moments.
Jocelyn holds a Diploma in Christian Studies (Hons) from Bible College of NZ (now Laidlaw College). Two of her previously published books are: Windows on Widowhood and What’s in your suitcase for heaven?