“The Unsung Heroes of Easter” Tells the Stories of 8 Often Overlooked Characters in Holy Week

Because of the fast-moving, epic events of Holy Week, we often miss the seemingly insignificant characters of the Easter story. Only a verse or two is dedicated to their actions in the Biblical record, and we do not know that much more about them from extra-biblical records. But, as in all vast, sweeping historical events, little-known individuals carry out deeds of kindness, love, and bravery. They may only get a footnote in history, but their actions echo down to us today.

The Unsung Heroes of Easter, by national bestselling author Daniel Whyte III, tells the stories of eight people whose lives were touched by Christ’s journey to the cross. You will be blessed, encouraged, and inspired by the lives of mortal men and women caught up in the tumult of the most tragic and triumphant week in history.

The fascinating Easter story is told in the following chapters:

  • Pilate’s Wife and the Nightmare from Heaven
  • Simon of Cyrene: An Encounter with God on the Road to Golgotha
  • Mary: Peace in the Midst of the Storm
  • John: The Disciple Who Loved Jesus to the Very End
  • The Roman Centurion: A Change of Heart
  • Joseph of Arimathea: A ‘Secret Believer’ Who Sacrificed for Jesus
  • Nicodemus: Another Secret Saint Who Came Through for Jesus in the End
  • Mary Magdalene: The First Person to See the Risen Christ
  • Jesus Christ: The Ultimate Hero of Easter
  • You, Me, and the Unsung Heroes

The Unsung Heroes of Easter is available now on Amazon Kindle.


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men.

He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts. He preached the Gospel for 100 days straight leading up to the 2012 election, and he preached the Gospel for 367 days straight throughout the controversial 2016 presidential election season.

He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree. He holds a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.