John White was born in Liverpool, England, on March 5, 1924. He wrote twenty-five books including The Fight, Daring to Draw Near, and The Archives of Anthropos series as well as numerous articles and study guides. A much sought-after speaker, 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 Vineyard church there (Surrey Vineyard) and becoming involved in the larger Vineyard Christian Fellowship. He died at home on May 11, 2002, in the arms of his wife, Lorrie, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's and heart disease.