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Seventh-day Adventist History & Beliefs: Ellen G. White

Ellen G. White

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Meeting Ellen White

Who is Ellen White? George Knight, professor of church history at a Theological Seminary, answers that question in this book.The first, and largest, section presents a concise biographical overview of her life. The second section introduces the reader to both her published and unpublished writings, showing the major categories that her counsel to the church falls in. And the third section explores seven major themes that run through all she write.

Ellen White

Quick Overview Ellen G. White (1827-1915) is a widely translated American author--her works have been published in more than 140 languages. Though her formal education ended at the age of 9, her literary productions totaled approximately 100,000 pages on such topics as health, education, family, Bible history, and practical Christian living. Today millions look to her writings for guidance and motivation. During her lifetime she experienced more than 2,000 dreams and visions. These provided a rich source of divine wisdom from which she drew for her extensive writings. As God's servant she wrote letters of encouragement, counsel, and reproof to church members and leaders around the world, in many cases dealing with secret, personal matters.

Ellen White's World

Ellen Whites writings are important, but they are only part of the story. The other part is the social and intellectual context in which she wrote. What was her world like? What problems did it face? What ideas were in vogue? What religious movements did she interact with? How did her ideas relate to the sentiments of other reformers of her day?These and other questions stand at the heart of George R. Knights third volume in his series on Ellen White. The genius of Ellen Whites World is that it combines photographs with verbal descriptions to make Ellen Whites world come alive for the modern reader.

Understanding Ellen White

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has become a truly global movement with almost twenty million members from diverse cultures and backgrounds; many of whom are unfamiliar with the history of God's leading and the prophetic ministry of Ellen White. While it does not attempt to provide the final answer for every question, Understanding Ellen White builds a foundation for interpreting her experience with God and her ministry. Basic to any understanding of Ellen White is her own walk with God. Two golden threads weave throughout her life and experience and are central to who she was and what she accomplished: the love of God in Christ and a focus on Scripture. When these two principles are correctly understood and integrated in examining Ellen White's life and experience, then all other issues addressed in this book are put in perspective. Perhaps the saddest reality regarding Ellen White's writings is that many dismiss them as irrelevant even before reading her work. A Kellogg's Corn Flakes advertisement from several years ago is apropos when applied to Ellen White's writings and ministry: whether you have lived with her writings your whole life or have never read her, the invitation is to "taste them again for the very first time." Book jacket.

Walking with Ellen White

Ellen White was a real person who lived in the real world. Too many perceive her as some kind of "vegetarian virgin Mary." You will be surprised to find that her life was so much like ours. Do you have marriage problems? So did she. Do you have a wayward child? So did she. Do you enjoy a good laugh? So did she. Do you struggle in your Christian walk. So did she. Walking with Ellen White puts flesh and a face on a person that too many people have seen only as a writer. Join George R. Knight in a journey through the major aspects of her life.

Reading Ellen White

This companion volume to Meeting Ellen White deals with issues that have long been at the heart of Adventist understanding and misunderstanding of their prophet. Part one focuses on the need for interpretive principles, Ellen White's relation to the Bible, and the purpose of her writings. Part two looks at principles for interpreting Ellen White's writings and part three deals with principles of application.

Ellen White under Fire

During her lifetime, Ellen White withstood wave upon wave of personal criticisms. Yet the historical records confirm her as a person of integrity, and her writings confirm her loyalty to the Bible. In Ellen White Under Fire, Dr. Jud Lake provides a comprehensive assessment of Ellen White critics, past and present, as well as her defenders – all the while building confidence in her prophetic gift.