When Holly Duane was growing up in New Zealand, being poor was a way of life for her Christian family. As a young adult she wondered why believers with the financial means to aid impoverished Christians would choose not to. After undertaking a study of the more than two thousand Bible verses about helping the poor, she seeks today to teach Christians in prosperous nations how to share their lives and resources with the needy.
In All Things in Common, Holly calls for the body of Christ to embrace God’s heart for the poor and explains why the Bible links giving to the poor with revival. She unpacks what it means to assist the poor while offering practical ways to do this in a biblical manner.
Holly Duane learned firsthand about poverty growing up in a family that struggled for years to make ends meet. She has done volunteer work among the impoverished in Southern California, served as a social worker with a women’s refuge, and ministered as a youth pastor. She now lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband Ewan and stepson Jayzien, working with foster children as a social worker.