Telling a good story takes great content, great communicating skills, and great ability to hold the listener's attention. Writing a good biography takes many of these same skills, and Alexander Whyte possessed every one of them. He was a trained preacher, a polished writer, and very gifted at conveying the stories of other human beings. In fact, the majority of works published in his lifetime were biographical works of some kind. In AMG's Concise Bible Characters, Whyte uses his storytelling skills to interact with the greatest content of all time, the Holy Bible. What results is a collection of more than 150 stories on the characters of the Bible. Whyte's writings continue to inspire preachers, Sunday school teachers, and lay people more than 160 years after they were published. Readers of these Bible character stories will feel like they are right there while things are happening. Whyte uses these stories to challenge each of us to consider our own character, to challenge us to be better than we have been, to reach for something beyond what we think we can attain. He challenges us to keep striving when life is tough, but more than that, he reveals how the characters of the Bible were able to do these things, and how we can accomplish them in our own lives.
ALEXANDER WHYTE, Scottish divine, was born in 1837, and educated at the University of Aberdeen and at New College, Edinburgh. He entered the ministry of the Free Church of Scotland in 1866, and later served as colleague and successor to Dr. R. S. Candlish at Free St. George's. In 1909 he was appointed principal and professor of New Testament literature at New College, Edinburgh. His other works include Bunyan Characters (1894) and Lancelot Andrewes and his Private Devotions (1895).