Friday, November 23, 2018

How to Face Constant Conflict as a Christian by Daniel Whyte III

Whyte reminds us that Christians strong in their faith will experience persecution and conflict. He explores several teachings of Jesus to encourage us. He writes about being sheep in the midst of wolves and being wise as serpents and harmless as doves, for example (Matt. 10:16).

This little book is full of encouragement for Christians facing persecution. It does lack practical strategy, however. For example, Whyte writes, “...always remain committed to following Jesus Christ.” (81/382) And elsewhere, “...we must choose to be peaceful in the midst of pain.” (94/382) Great encouragement but no practical strategy is offered to help readers carry it out. No verses are given to memorize or meditate upon. No prayer strategy is offered. Encouragement is given but it is up to the reader to find out how to be and do what Whyte suggests.

Whyte includes an invitation to salvation at the end of the book. I was happy to see it but did find it a bit odd since the book is clearly identified as being for believers who are willing to suffer for their faith.

This would be a good book for Christians who only need some encouragement to remain faithful in the midst of persecution. Readers who need a practical strategy to grow in this are will need to look elsewhere.

Food for thought: “The world may beat us up now, but it will bow before Jesus later.” (272/382)

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Daniel Whyte III is the author of over twenty books. He has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five countries. He is the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry, and president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry. He is heard each week on his several radio broadcasts. He has a Bachelor's degree in theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor's degree in religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master's degree in religion and a MDiv from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife have been married for twenty-five years and have seven children. You can find out more about Whyte and listen to his radio broadcasts at You can find out more about the ministry at

Torch Legacy Publications. 74 pages.

I purchased this book at the request of the author while it was offered at no cost. My comments are an independent and honest review.

No comments: