From the wildfires in California and hurricanes in the south-eastern U.S. to refugee crises on multiple continents and armed conflicts spanning the globe, there are an abundance of reasons why people are losing hope these days. However, in his new book, How to Have True Hope in Horrific Times, national bestselling author, Daniel Whyte III, shares the key to keeping hope alive in our individual lives and in our communities.
“There’s no doubt; we live in horrific times,” Whyte says. “Hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, wildfires, and natural disasters are increasing in intensity, laying waste to lives and property. Millions of refugees around the world are fleeing war, terrorism, crime, and poverty. Governments are frozen in the grip of dysfunction. Society is polarized with hatred and animosity becoming par for the course. Social media has, for many, rendered real human relationships non-existent. Depression and anxiety are increasing as are suicide and crimes born out of desperation. It seems the authority structures of the world are stretched thin and the rest of the world is at its wits’ end.
“It is easy to understand why so many feel hopeless. We look at the world and wonder, Will it get better? We work and pray and vote. But nothing seems to change.
“Where can we look for true hope that is sustainable in horrific times? The only hope available to us is a hope that is not of this world. A hope that is in a Person — a Person who captures us with love and, if we believe in Him, will one day rapture us out of this world. The Person in whom we can find true hope is Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Savior of the World.
“This little book explores five key topics: (1) Real Hope; (2) Three Things to Look Forward to in the Blessed Hope; (3) How to Be at Peace During Perilous Times; (4) Facing Death With Real Hope; and (5) How to Be Patient and Positive in Horrific Times While Waiting for the Blessed Hope.
“This book will prepare you to face horrific times on earth, and get you ready for what the future holds.”
How to Have True Hope in Horrific Times is available on Amazon Kindle for $2.99.
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.