John White was born in Liverpool, England, in 1924 and grew up in Manchester. After serving as a reconnaissance photographer in the Fleet Air Arms during World War II, he completed medical training at Manchester University. He later participated in a variety of short-term missions efforts (including Bible smuggling!) and captitalized on many opportunities to encourage Christians behind the Iron Curtain during the beginning of the Cold War.
From 1955 to 1964 White served as a medical missionary with New Tribes Mission. Later he was appointed associate general secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students of Latin America.
In 1965, White immigrated to Canada and later completed his residency in psychiatry in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He next filled the post of associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and also served locally as pastor of Church of the Way.
White wrote 25 books, as well as numerous articles and study guides. He lectured around the world at churches, conferences, and leadership events. During his later life, White moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, helping to plant a church there.
John White died in 2002, but his writing ministry continues, with over 1.5 million of his books in print. Abridged from InterVarsity
The Fight: Practical Handbook for Christian Living (with new intro. by Bill Hybels, 2008)
The Cost of Commitment (with Don Everts, 2007)
Lifestyle Priorities (Fisherman Bible Study Guides, 1996)
Excellence in Leadership (1986)
Archives of Anthropos 6 Volumes (for children ages 10-14)
The Sword Bearer (Archives of Anthropos Series: #1, 1986)
Gaal the Conqueror (Archives of Anthropos Series: #2, 1989)
The Tower of Geburah (Archives of Anthropos Series: #3, 1978)
The Iron Sceptre (Archives of Anthropos Series: #4, 1981)
Quest for the King (Archives of Anthropos Series: #5, 1995)
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