Seated opposite Grafton, for our first ☕ catchup, his inspiration was obvious. A well-educated and well-travelled Professor, he had previously served as Director of the Namibian Business School. Grafton’s manuscript immersed readers in a topic close to his heart, the Ministry. A thoroughly researched and engaging presentation of ideas from the author that are sure to provoke thought and healthy debate. Let’s jump in 😊
Your author name
Grafton A. Whyte
Your book title
Give us the elevator pitch for your book?
For centuries, the church in its various guises has claimed to understand the strategy that God has ordained for saving mankind. Threaded together from fragments of stories in the lives of the Patriarchs and Christ. But what if this narrative has been incomplete or just wrong?
In God’s Seven Covenants by Fire the dominant Covenant Theory view of God’s plan for saving mankind, is totally upturned by the discovery of a secret covenant key, which until now has laid undiscovered in the heart of the Bible. The revelation unlocked by this key will challenge the traditional Christian approach to faith and living a purposeful life in Christ.
What would you give as your main reason or goal for writing?
I am a trained researcher, it is extremely exciting to discover new groundbreaking knowledge in the area of Christian theology. The message of God’s Seven Covenants By Fire has the potential to change the hotly debated discussion on biblical covenants for decades to come.
Who was the book written for?
Every person who believes that the Bible could be God’s message to mankind and those who want to understand his purpose for their lives. In other words, people who are asking why am I here on earth and what is my purpose?
How long did it take for you to finish the final draft of your book?
Approximately six weeks, once I started writing the words just poured out from me.
What makes this book different from others on the shelf?
God’s Seven Covenants By Fire, presents a radical treatment of Covenant Theory and reveals an as yet undiscovered covenant key, God answering by fire. This key unlocks a new covenant framework which provides us with a deeper understanding of what God is doing with his church in the 21st century. No other book on Covenant Theory or Dispensationalism provides such a strong process driven perspective on God’s plan for mankind.
What was the hardest part of the writing journey for you?
To stop researching and start writing, I kept feeling I must be missing something. Why had nobody seen this path before?
Your favourite place to write?
Near the sea, I find the ebb and flow of the waves both inspires and helps me focus.
What kept you motivated to write during the times you felt stuck?
It didn’t get stuck. The reason being this book was non-fictional and each chapter planned in detail before I started writing. Also, the work is based on the Bible and I have been a serious student of it for over 40 years.
Tell us something about yourself that readers would not be able to guess?
I am not a Capetonian!
Have you written any other books?
Yes, a book based on my management research entitled, The V-Model of Service Quality.
Assuming you may not write full time, what is your day job?
I am in full-time ministry in the Christian faith.
How should someone get in touch with you?