Who was Ellen Gould White?
Ellen Gould White was a prophet, an author and an American Christian pioneer, who along with her husband James White, and other Adventist believers formed what became known as the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Ellen White was named as one of the 100 Most Significant Americans of all time by the Smithsonian Magazine.
Ellen White received over 2,000 visions and dreams from God, both in public and private throughout her life. Many of these visions were witnessed by Adventist pioneers and the general public.
Ellen White verbally described many and published books and articles outlining the content of the visions to warn people about the soon return of Jesus Christ.
During her lifetime she wrote more than 5,000 periodical articles and 40 books. As of 2019 more than 200 of her books are available in English, including compilations from her 100,000 pages of manuscript published by the Ellen G. White Estate.
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Patriarchs and Prophets is the first volume in the Conflict of the Ages series. It covers the sweeping panorama of human history from the creation of Earth to the reign of Israel's King David. With unusual insights, the author describes the role of our planet in the cosmic conflict between right and wrong, truth and error. She describes the tragic rebellion that took place in heaven many thousands of years ago and makes plain that this ongoing conflict between Satan and God affects each person who lives on Earth. Patriarchs and Prophets shows how this conflict worked itself out in the lives of men and women in Old Testament times. It answers such questions as, Where did we come from? Where are we going? If God is all-powerful, why doesn't He prevent the spread of evil and its tragic results?
Prophets and Kings, volume 2 in the Conflict of the Ages series, opens with the story of Solomon's glorious reign over Israel and ends with the nation's exile and captivity. It traces the history of a favored and chosen people, vacillating between allegiance to God and to the gods of the nations around them. In these pages can vividly be seen dramatic evidences of the raging struggle between God and Satan for the hearts of men and women. Here the reader will find fascinating characters—wise Solomon, fearless Elijah, wicked Ahaz, beloved Daniel, courageous Jeremiah, and many others. Their experiences provide rich lessons of faith and evidences of God's love and providential care.
In volume 3 of the Conflict of the Ages series, Ellen White's classic on the life of Jesus—the One who stands at the center of all human history. No one else has had such a profound influence on Planet Earth as Jesus Christ. In this book the author does not set forth the events of Jesus' life in strict chronological order, but she presents Him as the One who can satisfy the deepest yearnings of the human heart. She presents the divine beauty of the life of the Savior, the love of God as revealed in His Son. New and glorious light flashes from many familiar passages of Scripture. Follow Jesus in these pages from His birth in Bethlehem's stable to His death on the cross, His glorious resurrection, and triumphant return to heaven.
Volume 4 of the Conflict of the Ages series. After Jesus was victorious over Satan and returned to heaven, the enemy turned his attention to Jesus' church on earth. Here are thrilling stories of fierce persecutions and unswerving loyalty to God. Peter, Paul, James, John, Luke, Barnabas, Stephen, Mark, and the other early apostles carried the wonderful news of the gospel to all of the then-known world. Unwilling to surrender their faith, many gave their lives. That story is still continuing. Christ's church today is carrying forward the same work and has the same promise of divine guidance and power.
Volume 5 of the Conflict of the Ages series begins with the destruction of Jerusalem and continues through the persecutions of Christians in the Roman Empire, the apostasy of the Dark Ages, the shining light of the Reformation, and the worldwide religious awakening of the nineteenth century. This volume traces the conflict into the future, to the Second Coming of Jesus and the glories of the earth made new. As the end draws ever closer, the vital issue of loyalty to God will become decisive. In this concluding volume, the author powerfully points out the principles involved in the impending conflict and how each person can stand firmly for God and His truth.
This is a comprehensive selection of Ellen G. White's published writings from the 1850s, along with a prologue explaining the historical background of the text. The final half of the book traces salvation history from the fall of Satan in heaven to the final end of sin and sinners. This material forms the core of the later five-volume Conflict of the Ages Series. Ellen White's bold apocalyptic imagery helped to shape a movement centered on the hope of the Second Coming. This volume bears witness that God continues to reveal Himself through dreams and visions to chosen individuals today.
Thousands have become acquainted with Jesus through this little book, Steps to Christ. And it has helped many more, including those who have walked with Him for years, to know Him better. In just thirteen short chapters, you'll discover the steps to finding a forever friendship with Jesus. You'll read about His love for you, repentance, faith and acceptance, growing like Him, the privilege of prayer, what to do with doubt, and how to spend your days rejoicing in your best Friend, Jesus.
Ellen White declares that “our little world is the lesson book of the universe” (The Desire of Ages, 19), and that the invisible world is watching “with inexpressible interest” (Prophets and Kings, 148) the closing scenes of this world's history. May we all endeavor to catch something of the significance of earth's climactic events as we view them in their relation to the great controversy between good and evil. And may we share with others the glorious truth that Jesus is coming soon.
In this devotional classic, Ellen G. White explores the depths of the best-loved teachings of Jesus, offering a deeply spiritual understanding of the parables of Christ as they apply to the life today. Writing not as a dry historical scholar or technical commentator, but as a messenger pleading the case of the Lord she loves, the author provides practical applications in a way that touches the heart. Those who attempt to underline the choicest passages often give up after finding entire pages underlined. In the pages of this book generations of readers have heard the same voice that spoke the parables so long ago still speaking to their heart, saying “Come to Me.”
The Spirit of Prophecy, volumes 1-4, was the second publication of what is now known as the Conflict of the Ages series, vividly detailing the great controversy between God and Satan from beginning to end.
In this first volume, the beginning of the war in heaven is described, and narration continues until the time of Solomon's reign.
The second volume tells the wonderful story of Jesus and His life here on Earth. His great sacrifice and love for our race are shown in bright contrast to the dim shadows of life which we know in this world.
After Christ's ascension, His followers took the gospel to every known corner of the world. The third volume of the series chronicles both the difficulties and triumphs of the apostolic church.
This final volume in the set carries us through the persecution of God's people in the early centuries and Dark Ages, past the days of the Great Awakening, into our day—the final hours of earth's history. And through prophecy, God's Spirit reveals the future trials and final triumph which awaits His faithful children.