Testimonials for Letters to Young Black Men
“Without a doubt, this book will help young black men as they travel on life’s journey. It is understandable and makes easy reading as it is written in simple everyday language. The book provides significant information, advice and encouragement to young black men that will help them to improve in all areas of their lives…This book is great reading and should be read by all young black men. I am confident that any reader will glean gems from this book.”
–Major Carl Bennett
Leon County Sheriff’s Department (Tallahassee, FL)
“With biblical truth and wisdom as his guide, Daniel Whyte III makes a significant attempt to do something that people nowadays are either unmotivated, or ill-prepared, to do — disciple young black men. It is an inspirational work, and that’s as great a starting point as any for many of the hopeless, lost souls who it intends to reach.
“The title is definitely an accurate representation of its contents, as the book contains actual letters that Whyte has composed with young black men in mind, bold vignettes of advice and motivation. It is candid, caring, convicting, and most important, Christ-centered.
“With twenty-four honest letters, Whyte challenges young black men to accept salvation through Jesus Christ, grow in their faith through the local church, and embark upon the serious endeavor of discovering their spiritual gifts. That’s the foundation.
“The bottom line, however, is that Letters to Young Black Men is a useful tool in helping to change the life of black males, both young and old. The topics will surely spark much-needed discussion.
“This book seeks to encourage young black men to put a stop to the ignorance that is often promoted in our larger society, an endeavor well worth supporting.”
—National Baptist Voice
National Baptist Convention USA
“Daniel Whyte’s book is an eloquent, heart-felt plea for a more constructive and spiritual approach to one of America’s most painful problems: the tragic waste of so many lives of our young black men.”
—Michael Medved, Nationally Syndicated Talk Show Host
“It’s a very valuable book to recommend to young men to read. I think it has a lot of potential and could have a good impact.”
—Pastor Dwight McKissic, Senior Pastor
Cornerstone Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas
“This is a much needed book for our community. I think that this book is the capstone of Daniel Whyte’s ministry. Every young black man in America should read this book.”
—Rev. Sammie Madison, President
Intelligent Faith Ministries, Atlanta, GA
“Daniel Whyte III has knocked a home run with this book, Letters To Young Black Men. It is a timely book. It is powerful. And it is a life-changing book. We need to get it into the hands of every young black man.”
—Pastor Valice Cuthbertson, Charlotte, NC
“First and foremost, I would like to thank you for walking the journey that you are on. I was in Wal-Mart looking for a gift for a co-worker. While looking through the aisles, I came across your book, Letters To Young Black Men. I am an adamant reader, and I am trying to move my son in this direction. My son has been having some discipline and focus issues. I have been seeking out different possible mentor programs for him, but so far I have not come up with anything. Well, I saw your book and my son just came to mind. I began to read some of the letters and chapter titles and immediately made the purchase. I am going to give him the book as a Christmas gift to hopefully add to the interest of reading it. My son is 12 years old and very smart. I work with him all the time and make frequent visits to his school to try and stay on top of things; however, I want to ensure I am doing all I can to help my son succeed. Thank you again, and God bless!”
—Mrs. Z. Liddel
“Letters To Young Black Men is a great book. I highly recommend it.”
—Rev. Andrew Hamilton, Pastor
Berean Baptist Church, Thomasville, GA
“I just finished reading your book, Letters to Young Black Men, and I am writing to commend you and thank you for writing it. I am making a list of folks that will be getting your book as a Christmas gift. And that includes my own two sons. Thank you for the manner/style that it was written in: personable, real, to the point, and with obvious love. I imagine that this writing style will easily be accepted from a male point of view. From a female point of view, it really touched my heart. I have a son who is currently in prison, 16 years, but will be coming home soon. Your book, along with a few others, i.e. the BIBLE, will give instruction and help to get him re-started in the right direction. Thank you again and God bless.”
—Mrs. M. L. Hill
“This book is an inspirational work for the reader. It explores the three aspects of life that cause conflicts and problems in the life of young men: the spiritual, mental, and emotional aspects of life that for so long have gone unaddressed are delved into in detail. Although the book talks about young black men, this is a lesson for all young men.”
—Mr. Douglas L. Spellman
Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX
“I picked up this book in a gas station somewhere between North Carolina and Virginia. I have a 19-year old away at school. He was brought up in the church and, quite honestly, he likes going to church. We’ve never had problems getting him to participate in church activities. So I feel he has the religious roots to stand on. However, being away from home, I know he is being challenged in his church attendance. More importantly, I want him to “know the Lord,” not just attend church. Flipping through the book at the store aroused enough of my interest to purchase it. I read it first before giving it to my son and was even more impressed. That is when I ordered 10 more to give to my husband, pastor, nephews, cousins, and brother-in-law, who is being deployed to Kuwait. I gave the book to my son the week before his Spring Break and told him I expected him to read it once, twice or as many times as necessary over Spring Break to get the message. He truly surprised me and called to tell me he was almost done with it the week I gave it to him. My note inside the book said for him to pass it on to a friend if it benefited him. He said he had highlighted so much of the book, he wanted to keep his and [asked] could I send him two more to give to his room mates. (Yesterday, he wanted two more for others who saw him reading it.) I have not heard from my nephews who I gave it to. They may need a little more encouragement to read it, but that’s why I gave it to them. They truly need ‘encouragement for a difficult journey’. I want to share this with every black young man that I know and their parents. I teach Sunday School, ages 8-11, and I will use the section entitled, ‘Things I wished someone had told me at age 12′ with my class.”
“I am a twenty-year-old African-American male, and I must say that this book has turned my life around for the good. I would recommend this book to anyone, especially YBM (young black men) such as myself. This book has inspired me to start a YBM’s ministry at my church where once a week we, the YBM of this generation, will get together, read the book, then discuss it. I think this will really help the YBM in the church and even the ones who are not in the church. I hope I can make it happen. Thanks for the inspiration.”
Testimonials for Letters to Young Black Women
“Next to the Bible, Letters to Young Black Women is a must read for young women.”
—Dr. B. Fishburne, Columbia, South Carolina
“I recently purchased Letters to Young Black Women and have to say I was pleased with the content. I plan on buying a few more copies to give to the young black females I teach. I have also read Letters to Young Black Men and purchased a few copies for the young black males I teach.
“As a young, educated, single, African-American woman raising a young girl, I am constantly searching for guidance. I, myself, struggled as a young girl (born to two mentally ill parents; raised in a variety of foster homes) to avoid the many pitfalls that young women are faced with today. It was only through constant prayer, protection from the Lord, education and research that I was able to overcome a variety of challenges.
“I believe that this will be a great book for me to share with my daughter and nieces. It is sad to say, but books like yours are all I have to offer my child from a father’s point of view. It is a wonderful start and hopefully I will be able to break the chain and cultivate a group of young ladies who have the know how and strength to operate from a position of strength and power.
“Thanks again for writing such a wonderful book that I believe has the power to help many young women simply based on the fact that your thoughts are so resounding that they almost walk across the page and whisper into the reader’s ears.”
—L. Robinson, Pittsburgh, PA
“I have read your books entitled: Letters to Young Black Men and Letters to Young Black Women. I enjoyed them both tremendously. I could really relate to Letters to Young Black Women because I am a young black woman, attending Florida A&M University in a MBA Program on a full scholarship, and reaching graduation shortly at the age of 19. I agree with your opinion on women being knowledgeable and sharing that knowledge with others. I feel that education is extremely important and even at a young age I am trying to develop creative ways to share that knowledge with my fellow young black sisters. Your book hits on so many good points. I wish I had the time to discuss them all, but time is of the essence. I pray that your ministry will continue to flourish and grow because your words of wisdom to young ladies are vital. I grew up with biblical teaching from many women, but to hear a man’s point of view showed me a different light of things. The chapter ‘Beware of the Dawgs’ is AWESOME! You are so right about the different breeds of dogs out there. That chapter really took my blinders off to see these dogs for the dogs they are. Your book helped me to re-think a few areas in my 5 and 10 year plans. I just wanted you to know that your male perspective was a great help to me and may have kept me from destruction. God really works in mysterious ways and I’m glad to be His daughter. Just to let you know, your book is a key tool in our ‘Generation to Generation’ ministry. My mother and I travel around dancing and talking to young and old women about their spiritual beauty. Your book is so on time.”
—R. Jefferson, Student, Florida A&M University
“I want to say that your two books Letters To Young Black Women and Letters To Young Black Men, are an inspiration to me. I have just started reading a lot of Christian books and your books caught my eye when I was in the grocery store shopping and saw the book Letters To Young Black Women on the stand. I bought it and started reading it and found myself in that book. After I finished reading the book, I noticed that you had one out for young black men as well. I bought it and finished reading it, and through it you have given me so many tips on young black men. I thought that since I am a single parent raising two young men that they needed to read the book Letters to Young Black Men. Once they have finished reading the book I will be asking them some questions on how they interpreted the reading of the book. I thank God for your inspiration on writing these books. God Bless you and your family who took the time out to help you write it and give you some pointers on writing the Letters to Young Black Women. GOD BLESS.”
“I picked up a copy of your book, Letters to Young Black Women, as stocking stuffers for the young women in my life, and I found it to be most enjoyable even at my age! I loved the book recommendations at the end of each chapter, most of which I have read. Kudos to Mr. Whyte!”
—S. Graham, Carol Stream, Illinois
“All praises to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is indeed an honor to know the Whyte family and to be considered apart of such a family circle. I pray that God would continuously bless your family and your ministry. I’m persuaded and motivated to keep living and spreading this glorious gospel. I just wanted to say thank you personally. Because of your wonderful books and their foundational teachings seeds are being planted across the world.
“As a young, educated, single, African-American woman who’s constantly searching for guidance, God sent Rev. Daniel Whyte III into my life at the most opportune time. I praise God for him he has helped shape and mold me into the person and/or lady I have become. I admire his wisdom and servitude. He’s undeniably a great Shepherd of God who’s concerned about the sheep in God’s pastures; even those that have strayed away. I’m thankful that Rev. Whyte and his family are obedient to the Spirit and because of this his ministry will continue to flourish.”
—J. Neblett, Fort Worth, TX