“Benevolence – Ministering to the Poor and Needy” is a non-fiction self help book written by Teena M. Stewart. In it she teaches first what benevolence is. The Bible tells us to help our widows/widowers and orphans. I like the way Teena broadens the definition of widows and widowers to include military spouses and single parents by divorce. I also like how she broadens orphans to include people who may live far from any family support unit (not just children). As always, she has Scripture or famous quotes to begin each chapter and uses personal stories to make the chapters interesting. I love the way she includes “Points to Ponder” so her books can be used for a personal Bible study or a study group. Teena includes several types of benevolence, such as a ministry fair or Habitat for Humanity, as well as the way to set up and manage a benevolence ministry. The Appendix includes sample forms and a section of Scriptures.
I would recommend this book to those who have an interest in setting up a benevolence ministry or even working in one.