Ellen G. White and Her Critics

Books—Pamphlets

Letter to Eli Curtis, Apr. 21, 1847, also reprints of “To the Remnant Scattered Abroad,” and Letter to Joseph Bates, April 7, 1847, in A Word to the “Little Flock” (edited by James White), pp. 11-14, 14-18, and 18-20 respectively. Gorham, Me.: James White, 1847. EGWC 692.10

The letter to Curtis is published only in this pamphlet, but the other two items are reprinted from the broadsides To the Little Remnant Scattered Abroad (1846) and A Vision (1847), which see. For the authorship and composition of A Word to the “Little Flock,“ see pages 274, 275 of the present work. EGWC 692.11

A Sketch of the Christian Experience and Views of Ellen G. White. Saratoga Springs, N. Y.: James White, 1851. 64 pp. EGWC 692.12

Significant, historically, as the first E. G. White volume. The first few pages give autobiographical data, and the remainder consists of the relation of her visions and spiritual exhortation. It is largely a reprint of material that had appeared on a broadside and in articles from Present Truth. It is usually called simply Experience and Views. EGWC 692.13

In 1882 this work was reprinted (with a short appendix) along with the 1854 Supplement under one cover, the latter with separate pagination but no title page; it carried a “Preface to the Second Edition,” followed by the original 1851 preface of James White. Later in 1882 this second edition was, with another work, combined in, and supplanted by, a publication under the general title Early Writings of Mrs. White, which see. EGWC 692.14

Supplement to the Christian Experience and Views of Ellen G. White. Rochester, N. Y.: James White, 1854. 48 pp. EGWC 693.1

First 14 pages are comments on and clarification of passages in her 1851 pamphlet that had been misunderstood or critically attacked. Pages 15-23 carry an article on “Gospel Order.” Then follow reprints of articles by her from the Review and Herald, and additional new material of a spiritual nature or in further explanation of her 1851 work. EGWC 693.2

In 1882 the Supplement was appended to a second edition of Experience and Views, in which form it was incorporated immediately into Early Writings, which see. EGWC 693.3

Testimony for the Church, No. 1, etc. EGWC 693.4

A series of works from Mrs. White’s pen, carrying a consecutive numbering, that began to be published in 1855 under the title Testimony for the Church. Following is the list of these as they appeared, with number, year of publication, and pages. No. 1—1855, 16 pp. No. 2—1856, 16 pp. No. 3—1857, 16 pp. No. 4—1857, 39 pp. No. 5—1859, 32 pp. No. 6—1861, 64 pp. No. 7—1862, 63 pp. No. 8—1862, 64 pp. No. 9—1863, 32 pp. No. 10—1864, 64 pp. No. 11—1867, 53 pp. No. 12—1867, 96 pp. No. 13—1867, 80 pp. No. 14—1868, 102 pp. No. 15—1868, 96 pp. No. 16—1868, 104 pp. No. 17—1869, 192 pp. No. 18—1870, 208 pp. No. 19—1870, 96 pp. No. 20—1871, 199 pp. No. 21—1872, 200 pp. No. 22—1872, 192 pp. No. 23—1873, 116 pp. * No. 24—1875, 192 pp. No. 25—1875, 192 pp. No. 26—1876, 208 pp. No. 27—1876, 190 pp. No. 28—1879, 192 pp. No. 29—1880, 192 pp. No. 30—1881, 192 pp. No. 31—1882, 244 pp. No. 32—1885, 238 pp. No. 33—1889, 288 pp. EGWC 693.5

Nos. 1-30 paper covered, with average over-all page size about 4 × 6 in.; Nos. 31-33 clothbound, with larger page size. EGWC 693.6

Nos. 1-25 published at Battle Creek, Mich., by what is now known as the Review and Herald Publishing Association. EGWC 693.7

Nos. 26, 27 published by the Pacific Press, Oakland, Calif. EGWC 693.8

Nos. 28-30 published by the Review and Herald. EGWC 693.9

Nos. 31-33 carry names of both publishing houses. EGWC 693.10

(Beyond No. 33 the Testimonies appear only as consecutive volumes of Testimonies for the Church.) EGWC 693.11

The greater part of Testimony No. 4 was reprinted in 1860 as part of a work called Spiritual Gifts, vol. 2. Testimonies Nos. 1-10, except No. 4, were reprinted in Spiritual Gifts, vol. 4, with an introductory note reading in part: “It has been thought best to re-print them, as given in the following pages, omitting local and personal matters, and giving those portions only which are of practical and general interest and importance.... E.G.W.” EGWC 693.12

From 1871 to 1879 Nos. 1-28 appeared in bound volumes, grouped as follows: 1871—Nos. 1-11, 535 pp., reset and consecutively numbered. 1871—Nos. 12-16, 495 pp., reset and consecutively numbered. 1871—Nos. 17-19, not reset, separate paging of each No. retained. 1873—Nos. 20-22, not reset, separate paging of each No. retained. 1875—Nos. 23-25, not reset, separate paging of each No. retained. 1879—Nos. 26-28, not reset, separate paging of each No. retained. (None were bound in this form beyond No. 28. These bound books carried the general title The Testimonies to the Church, plus a listing of the particular numbers included in each volume. All were published in this form by the Review and Herald.) EGWC 693.13

In 1885 began the republication of these Testimonies in what became, finally, a series of nine volumes, carrying the title: Testimonies for the Church, with type reset, index for each volume, and certain minor editing for purposes of grammar, etc. The nine volumes, with dates of publication, and contents, are as follows: Vol. 1—1885, Nos. 1-14 Vol. 2—1885, Nos. 15-20 Vol. 3—1885, Nos. 21-25 Vol. 4—1885, Nos. 26-30 Vol. 5—1889, Nos. 31-33 Vol. 6—1900, No. 34 Vol. 7—1902, No. 35 Vol. 8—1904, No. 36 Vol. 9—1909, No. 37 EGWC 694.1

Volumes 1-6 carry two publishers’ names: Pacific Press and Review and Herald. Volumes 7, 8 carry only Pacific Press. Volume 9 carries Review and Herald in large type; below, in small type, Pacific Press, Mountain View, Cal., and Southern Publishing Assn., Nashville, Tenn. The pagination is maintained to present time. The volume numbering is fixed in terms of these nine volumes. EGWC 694.2

Later, the publishers brought out an edition bound in three books. That was soon supplanted by a four-book edition, the current one. In this the 9 volumes in 4 are grouped as follows: Book 1, old vols. 1, 2. Book 2, old vols. 3, 4. Book 3, old vols. 5, 6. Book 4, old vols. 7, 8, 9. EGWC 694.3

The distinctive character of the nine volumes—separate title page, table of contents, pagination, and index—was retained. Reference to a particular volume of Testimonies for the Church, for all indexing purposes, is always in terms of the nine-volume set. EGWC 694.4

In 1936 the Southern Publishing Association published Selections From the Testimonies in three books, with contents and size of each book as follows: EGWC 694.5

Book 1—selections from Testimonies for the Church, vols. 1-3, 527 pp. EGWC 694.6

Book 2—selections from Testimonies for the Church, vols. 4, 5, 630 pp. EGWC 694.7

Book 3—selections from Testimonies for the Church, vols. 6-9, 656 pp. EGWC 694.8

In 1948 the Pacific Press published a new edition of its four-book printing of the Testimonies of the Church, the changes being a new type face and a statement, prefatory to each of the nine original volumes, giving the setting of the times in which each volume was written. There is no change in text, and the pagination is essentially the same. EGWC 694.9

In 1949 the Pacific Press Publishing Association published Testimony Treasures, in 3 volumes, consisting almost wholly of selections from the nine volumes of the Testimonies for the Church, plus a few E. G. White articles from periodicals, etc. This three-volume work was prepared primarily to provide a uniform text for abbreviated overseas editions. Vol. 1, 605 pp. Vol. 2, 575 pp. Vol. 3, 591 pp. EGWC 694.10

Testimonies for the Church, volumes 1-9, consists mainly of (1) personal messages, or testimonies, to individuals or churches; and (2) general counsel on questions of holy living, church order; and discipline, and forward-looking instruction on the advancement of the institutions and world program of the church. The first half of the nine volumes of Testimonies for the Church are largely (1) and the last half largely (2). Preceding “Testimony No. 1” in the bound volumes of Testimonies for the Church are found about 100 pages of autobiographical matter, in which Mrs. White describes, chiefly, the early years of her life and labors. EGWC 694.11

Spiritual Gifts. Battle Creek: James, White, etc., 1858-64. 4 vols. EGWC 694.12

Currently available in photographic facsimile. Washington: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1944-45. 4 vols. in 2. EGWC 694.13

The four small volumes are not numbered 1-4 on title pages, but each carries the general title at the head, Spiritual Gifts, and below, and separated by a line, the distinctive title of each volume. EGWC 694.14

Volume 1. The Great Controversy, Between Christ and His Angels, and Satan and His Angels. Battle Creek: James White, 1858. 219 pages. The Preface, presenting the doctrine of spiritual gifts in the church, written by “R.F.C.” (R. F. Cottrell), is the only part not by Mrs. White. Scope of book: the fall of Satan, of man, plan of salvation, Christ’s first advent, ministry, death, resurrection, ascension, the early apostolic activity, the great apostasy, error of immortality doctrine, Reformation, succeeding declension, Advent Awakening of Nineteenth Century, Spiritualism, covetousness, the “shaking,” Babylon’s end, earth’s closing scenes. EGWC 695.1

Volume 1 was reprinted in 1882 with an altered title (Sketches From, the Life of Christ, and the Experience of the Christian Church), with a publisher’s preface in addition to the original introduction. 154 pp. In the same year it was combined with another work in Early Writings, which see. EGWC 695.2

Volume 2. My Christian Experience, Views and Labors in Connection With the Rise and Progress of the Third Angel’s Message. Battle Creek: James White, 1860. 304 pages. Almost wholly autobiographical. It is valuable as source material on history of the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. A few chapters reproduce, in a historical context, portions of the early Testimonies. Pages 301-304 are a kind of postscript. The section is beaded “Testimonies,” and opens thus: EGWC 695.3

“In view of the slanderous reports circulated by a few individuals against Bro. and sister White, we feel called upon to testify that we have been personally acquainted with them and their course since 1844, and therefore know that any statements that would represent them as being in any wise connected with, or countenancing in any degree, those fanatical abominations into which some in Maine and elsewhere were drawn during the years 1844-1846, are wicked and malicious falsehoods. We have never known them to be in the least infected with the spirit or works of fanaticism, but on the contrary, as the untiring and unflinching opposers of the same.” Then follows a list of 29 names. Further statements, followed by lists of names, deal with particular incidents mentioned by Mrs. White in volume 2. EGWC 695.4

Volume 3. Important Facts of Faith, in Connection With the History of Holy Men of Old. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1864. 304 pages. Introductory chapter on spiritual gifts in the church, signed “J.W.” (James White), is only part of book not by Mrs. White. The author’s preface is dated “Battle Creek, July, 1864.” It presents the story of God’s dealings with man from creation to the giving of the Decalogue at Mount Sinai. EGWC 695.5

Volume 4. Important Facts of Faith: Laws of Health, and Testimonies Nos. 1-10. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1864. 156 and 160 pages. In very small type. Up to page 119 the volume is a continuation of the narrative of volume 3, carrying the story through the wilderness wanderings, Joshua, Samuel, Saul, David, Solomon, the ark of God, and the Messiah. Pages 120-151 constitute chapter 39, entitled “Health.” Here are set forth some of Mrs. White’s earliest statements on healthful living. Pages 151-156 contain two short chapters, the first a discussion of health in an autobiographical setting; the second, “Delusions of Progression,” contrasts the mighty intellects of old with those of the present day. Following page 156 a section title page reading “Testimony for the Church, Numbers One to Ten” introduces a new numbering. The introductory remark explains that the testimonies are abridged and that No. 4, largely reprinted in Spiritual Gifts, vol. 2, is not included here. Reprint fills 160 pages. EGWC 695.6

“His Mother’s Letters,” in An Appeal to the Youth, 40-80. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1864. EGWC 695.7

A series of letters written to her three sons, Henry, Edson, and Willie, between Dec, 24, 1857, and Oct, 23, 1863, comprising almost half the contents of the composite work. (See An Appeal to the Youth, in Part II of this bibliography.) These letters are valuable because they reveal the character and personality of the writer; in themselves they sufficiently refute the charge that Mrs. White was mentally and nervously deranged. EGWC 695.8

“Appeal to Mothers,” in An Appeal to Mothers, 5-34. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1864. EGWC 696.1

Admonitions concerning social purity in the youth. For the volume as a whole, see White, Ellen G., and others, in Part II of this bibliography. EGWC 696.2

“Disease and Its Causes,” in How to Live (edited by James White), No. 1, pp. 51-60; No. 2, pp. 25-48; No. 3, pp. 49-64; No. 4, pp. 54-64; No. 5, pp. 66-74; No. 6, pp. 57-64. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1865. EGWC 696.3

See How to Live in Part II of this bibliography. EGWC 696.4

“Appeal to Mothers,” “The Marriage Relation,” “Obedience to the Law of God,” “Female Modesty,” “Sentimentalism,” five chapters in A Solemn Appeal, 49-80, 102-181. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1870. EGWC 696.5

As the titles of these chapters indicate, the theme of Mrs. White’s portion of this book is largely social purity. The chapter “Appeal to Mothers” is a slightly abridged form of the chapter by the same title, published in a book by that title in 1864. EGWC 696.6

The Spirit of Prophecy. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1870-1884. 4 Vols. EGWC 696.7

The theme of Spiritual Gifts, Vols. 1, 3, 4, is amplified in The Spirit of Prophecy, Vols. 1-4. The subject is much more fully covered in the latter, and generally in a wholly new way. EGWC 696.8

Volume 4 was published jointly at Pacific Press and Review and Herald. At the top of the title page of each volume appears the line “Spirit of Prophecy“: below and separated by a dividing line is the separate title of each volume. EGWC 696.9

Volume 1. The Great Controversy Between Christ and His Angels and Satan and His Angels. 1870. 414 pp. After the opening chapter on the fall of Satan, the book covers from creation through to days of Solomon. EGWC 696.10

Volume 2. The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan. Life, Teachings and Miracles of Our Lord Jesus Christ. 1877. 398 pp. Contents: From first Advent of Christ to His triumphal ride into Jerusalem. EGWC 696.11

Volume 3. The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan. The Death, Resurrection and Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ. 1878. 392 pp. Continues theme of Vol. 2. It carries the sacred narrative from Christ’s weeping over Jerusalem through to the labors of the apostles, ending with the visit of Paul and Silas to Thessalonica. EGWC 696.12

Volume 4. The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan From the Destruction of Jerusalem to the End of the Controversy. 1884. 506 pp. Contents: Destruction of Jerusalem, persecution of early centuries, Roman apostasy, Dark Ages, Reformation and post-Reformation periods, Advent Awakening of early nineteenth century, origin of evil, Satan’s activities, Spiritualism, aims of Papacy, earth’s closing events, deliverance of saints. Ten editions of this volume were printed between 1884 and 1888; the text was unchanged until the 1888 revision. There were many printings, largely because of the fact that the book was sold by colporteurs. With the “third edition,” in 1885, illustrations were added; the words, “The Spirit of Prophecy,” and “Vol. IV,” removed from title page, and the title revised to read: The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan From the Destruction of Jerusalem to the End of Time. EGWC 696.13

The Great Controversy as the one-volume work known today dates from 1888, when the former Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, was published in a revised and enlarged illustrated edition, introducing substantially the text in its present form, with an appendix of general and biographical notes. All connection with the four-volume work is now dropped, and the title The Great Controversy in Seventh-day Adventist circles is generally confined to the 1888 edition (which subsequently came to be described as the “old edition”), and to the “new edition” of 1911. EGWC 696.14

The 1911 edition has a few minor revisions for clarity, etc., with the pagination essentially retained, certain quotations from histories changed for others, and quotation marks added for any quotations not thus enclosed in the old edition, also credit line for all quotations. It is one of five books now known as the Conflict of the Ages Series. EGWC 697.1

Redemption. Battle Creek: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, 1874-78. 8 vols. EGWC 697.2

A series of pamphlets, covering the sacred narrative from the first advent of Christ to the midst of Paul’s ministry. At least some issues bore consecutive volume numbers on the paper covers, but not on the title pages. It was also bound in two volumes, with the cover title Life of Christ and His Apostles. Full titles, dates of publication; and number of pages in each, and the cover numbering as given in an 1880 series, are as follows: Life of Christ, No 1. Redemption: or the First Advent of Christ, With His Life and Ministry. 1877. 104 pp.         No. 2. Redemption: or the Temptation of Christ in the Wilderness. 1874. 96 pp.         No. 3. Redemption: or the Teachings of Christ, the Anointed One. 1877. 128 pp.         No. 4. Redemption: or the Miracles of Christ, the Mighty One. 1877. 126 pp.         No. 5. Redemption: or the Sufferings of Christ; His Trial and Crucifixion. 1877. 96 pp.         No. 6. Redemption: or the Resurrection of Christ; and His Ascension. 1877. 80 pp. Apostles of Christ, No. 1. Redemption: or the Ministry of Peter and the Conversion of Saul. 1878. 78 pp.         No. 2. Redemption: or the Teachings of Paul, and His Mission to the Gentiles. 1878. 80 pp. EGWC 697.3

The earliest of the eight, The Temptation of Christ (1874), was apparently written and published before the larger sweep of the subject of redemption had been planned as a series; it covers not only the Temptation, but also the “Birth and Life of Christ,” “Sacrificial Offerings,” etc., and ranges from the temptation of Adam and Eve to Christian temperance. EGWC 697.4

The theme of this series of eight, and even considerable portions of the text, are found in The Spirit of Prophecy, volumes 2, 3, and Sketches From the Life of Paul. EGWC 697.5

Bible Sanctification: A Contrast of True and False Theories. Oakland: Pacific Press, 1881. 82 pp. EGWC 697.6

This matter was reprinted in 1937 by the Review and Herald as a bound volume entitled The Sanctified Life, 69 pp. EGWC 697.7

Early Writings of Mrs. White. Battle Creek: Review and Herald; also Oakland: Pacific Press, 1882. 71, 40, 154 pp. EGWC 697.8

First there were issued separately, in 1882: EGWC 697.9

(1) A second edition of A Sketch of the Christian Experience and Views of Mrs. E. G. White (first published 1851), with a short appendix, and a publisher’s “Preface to the Second Edition” preceding the original James White preface (totaling 71 pages); to this was appended, without title page, a 40-page reprint of the 1854 Supplement to Experience and Views. EGWC 697.10

(2) A second edition of Spiritual Gifts, vol. 1 (first published in 1858), with a new title, and a new publisher’s preface (in addition to the original introduction) explaining the reasons for the reprint, and totaling 154 pages. EGWC 697.11

Later in 1882 these two reprints were combined under the general title Early Writings of Mrs. White, followed by the specific title Experience and Views, and Spiritual Gifts, Volume One. Since the same plates were used, the term “second edition,” the three paginations, and the two prefaces were retained; however, the two separate title pages disappeared and were replaced by one. The preface following it, which was written concerning Experience and Views and the Supplement, says that there are no changes in text in reprinting, except minor ones dealing with grammar, etc. EGWC 697.12

A new edition of the same text was published in 1907, from new plates, with continuous paging throughout, one new publisher’s preface for whole book, and subdivisions of three parts indicated simply by subtitles. 316 pp. EGWC 698.1

Sketches From the Life of Paul. Battle Creek: Review and Herald; Oakland: Pacific Press, 1883. 334 pp. EGWC 698.2

A sketch of his life from his days as Saul the persecutor to the time of his martyrdom, from which as “the distinctive feature of the book,” “practical moral lessons are drawn for the church of today.” A joint publication, but prepared at the Pacific Press. EGWC 698.3

“Practical Addresses,” “Notes of Travel,” “Appeals for Our Missions,” three sections in Historical Sketches of the Foreign Missions of the Seventh-day Adventists, 119-249, 280-294. Basle: Imprimerie Polyglotte, 1886. EGWC 698.4

Book is divided into sections dealing with different parts of the world, plus sections on related matter. Different authors wrote these sections. Book contains 294 pp., double-column. Valuable to Adventist historian. EGWC 698.5

Testimonies for the Church. 1885. See Testimony for the Church, No. 1, etc. (1855). EGWC 698.6

The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan During the Christian Dispensation. Oakland: Pacific Press, The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, 704 pp. EGWC 698.7

A rewriting and enlargement of volume 4 of The Spirit of Prophecy (1870-84), which see. EGWC 698.8

Special Testimonies to Ministers and Workers, Series A. EGWC 698.9

Title given to series of 12 pamphlets that consist largely of letters and portions of letters from Mrs. White to O. A. Olsen (president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 1888-1897) and other messages from her to the ministry in general. The series is numbered consecutively, but the term “Series A” was applied only after Series B was published. No publisher or dates of publication are given. The dates of letters are: from 1890 in No. 1, to 1905 in No. 12. Most of this matter was later reprinted in Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers. EGWC 698.10

Patriarchs and Prophets. Battle Creek: Review and Herald; Oakland: Pacific Press, [1890]. 756 pp. EGWC 698.11

The subtitle reads: The Great Conflict Between Good and Evil as Illustrated in the Lives of Holy Men of Old. It is an amplification of the theme developed in The Spirit of Prophecy, volume 1; a first edition is not available; the earliest printings carry only the copyright date. It is a revision and an enlargement. EGWC 698.12

A new edition was issued in 1908, with minor changes in title. A scripture index and general index were added. Reillustrated. It is one of five books now known as the Conflict of the Ages Series. EGWC 698.13

“Christian Temperance,” printed in combination with James White’s “Bible Hygiene” in Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene, 7-162. Battle Creek: Good Health Publishing Company, 1890. EGWC 698.14

A discussion of a number of basic principles of healthful living as it affects body, mind, and soul. For the complete volume see White, Ellen G. and James, in Part II of this bibliography. EGWC 698.15

Steps to Christ. Chicago: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1892. 153 pp. EGWC 698.16

Sets forth steps needed to enter into fellowship with Christ. The copyright was transferred to the Review and Herald, and from it to Ellen G. White, There are many editions. There has been no change in text except for the addition of the present first chapter, which has been included continuously since the second edition. A Scripture index and general index have been added. A 144-page edition is the standard pagination for index purposes in Index to the Writings of Ellen G. White. EGWC 698.17

Gospel Workers. Battle Creek: Review and Herald, 1892. 480 pp. EGWC 699.1

Subtitle and descriptive statement on title page give scope of book and source of material: “Instruction for the Minister and the Missionary. Compiled largely from ‘Testimonies to the Church;’ together with Morning Talks Given to the Ministers of the General Conference of 1883.” EGWC 699.2

A revised and enlarged edition was published in 1915 by the Review and Herald, Washington, D.C. 534 pp. The statement on title page reads: “Compiled From the Complete Published Writings of the Author, and from Unpublished Manuscripts.” Large portions of the old edition were included, and without change of text, but the whole pattern of book was rearranged because of the additions. EGWC 699.3

Christian Education. Battle Creek: International Tract Society, 1893. 255 pp. EGWC 699.4

“Note to the Reader” states: “Some of the matter in this book has already been printed in permanent form, but scattered through various volumes; some has appeared in different periodicals, while a considerable portion has never been presented to the public before.... Articles credited to MSS. have never been published before. Other articles or extracts are credited to the book or periodical from which they were taken.” The note also states: “The book is designed not only for teachers, but also for parents.” EGWC 699.5

Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing. Battle Creek: International Tract Society, 1896. 205 pp. EGWC 699.6

Spiritual lessons drawn from Christ’s sermon on the mount. A 218-page edition, published by Pacific Press, 1900, is standard pagination for index purposes in Index to the Writings of Ellen G. White. EGWC 699.7

Christ Our Saviour. Battle Creek: International Tract Society, [1896]. 158 pp. EGWC 699.8

The earliest printings available carry only the 1896 copyright date, not date of printing. Under Mrs. White’s name on title page is the word “Adapted.” An adaptation by an unnamed writer, or writers, of certain of Mrs. White’s writings, for reading by children. It covers the whole life of Christ. It was reprinted in 1949 by the Southern Publishing Association, Nashville, under the title The Story of Jesus, 189 pp. EGWC 699.9

Instruction Relating to the Principles of Healthful Living. Battle Creek: Medical Missionary Board, 1897. 292 pp. EGWC 699.10

A compilation from the writings of Mrs. White, generally known as Healthful Living. It consists of many short selections, with an identifying reference at the close of each. 3d edition, 1898, revised and enlarged. EGWC 699.11

The Desire of Ages. Oakland: Pacific Press, [1898]. 866 pp. EGWC 699.12

A life of Christ. Many editions printed. The earliest copies available bear only the copyright date 1898; it is not possible to tell whether they were printed in that year. The book proper ends on page 835, and the remainder is notes and index. All the principal editions in English since then have retained essentially the same pagination for the book up to page 835. One of five books now known as the Conflict of the Ages Series. EGWC 699.13

Christ’s Object Lessons. Oakland: Pacific Press, 1900. 436 pp. Currently published by the Review and Herald. EGWC 699.14

Spiritual lessons drawn from the parables of Christ. EGWC 699.15

Testimonies on Sabbath-School Work. Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald, [1900]. 121 pp. EGWC 699.16

A compilation from Mrs. White’s writings, extracts arranged in chronological order, with source references. Early printings carry only the copyright date. A later printing, after 1905, has 128 pages, additional extracts being inserted on pages 115 ff. EGWC 699.17

In 1938 a revised and enlarged edition was published by the Review and Herald as Counsels on Sabbath School Work, 192 pp. EGWC 700.1

Manual for Canvassers. Oakland: Pacific Press, [1902]. 70 pp. EGWC 700.2

A compilation from Mrs. White’s writings, without separate source credits. The number of pages varies, there being 78 in the printings available. EGWC 700.3

An enlargement and rearrangement was put out by the Pacific Press in 1920 as The Colporteur Evangelist, 112 pp. Each extract carries a source reference except a few, which are credited to Manual for Canvassers. EGWC 700.4

Special Testimonies. Series B. EGWC 700.5

Title given to a consecutively numbered series of 19 pamphlets to ministers, physicians, and other denominational workers on a wide range of subjects having to do chiefly with the ideals of the work, the dangers besetting it, and the advances that should be made. Most of the pamphlets are dated. No. 1, 1903. No. 19, 1913. They are published by several different publishers; some, by the author. A portion of this material is republished in Testimonies for the Church, volumes 7, 8, 9, and in Testimonies to Ministers. EGWC 700.6

Education. Oakland: Pacific Press, 1903. 321 pp. EGWC 700.7

Deals with the subject of Christian education. It is not to be confused with the 1893 book Christian Education. It is an entirely new treatment of the subject. EGWC 700.8

The Ministry of Healing. Mountain View: Pacific Press, 1905. 541 pp. EGWC 700.9

Jointly issued also by the Review and Herald and the International Tract Society. It is addressed in part to physicians, nurses, and laity, and deals with Christian principles involved in the care of the sick and the maintenance of the home. Published currently by the Pacific Press. EGWC 700.10

In 1943 the Pacific Press published an abridged edition, reillustrated, under the title Your Home and Health. 388 pp. EGWC 700.11

The Acts of the Apostles. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1911. 630 pp. EGWC 700.12

As the name indicates, this work treats of the lives of the apostles. It develops the theme presented in the last part of The Spirit of Prophecy, volume 3, and, in an adapted form, draws heavily from Sketches From the Life of Paul. It is one of the five books now known as the Conflict of the Ages Series. EGWC 700.13

Counsels to Teachers, Parents and Students Regarding Christian Education. Mountain View: Pacific Press, 1913. 574 pp. EGWC 700.14

Preface states that the book is a compilation chiefly from three sources: (1) Christian Education, then out of print, (2) Special Testimonies on Education, also out of print, and (3) unpublished manuscripts. Only parts of Nos. (1) and (2) are incorporated. No. (2) is a small booklet containing much material from Mrs. White not previously published. It is not cataloged in this bibliography because it bears no title page, no date, no publisher, no author’s name, but the office of Ellen G. White Publications states it was published in 1897; all of it is reprinted either in Counsels to Teachers or in Fundamentals of Christian Education, 1923. EGWC 700.15

In 1948 the Pacific Press printed an edition entitled Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students Regarding Christian Education (same pagination), by which title the book will be known henceforth. EGWC 700.16

Life Sketches of Ellen G. White. Mountain View: Pacific Press, 1915. 480 pp. EGWC 700.17

Up to page 254 the work is by Mrs. White, who gives, briefly, a narrative of her life and labors up to the death of her husband in 1881. This is drawn, in part, from his Life Sketches of James and Ellen G. White (first published, 1880). From page 255 to the close the narrative is continued by C. C. Crisler, assisted by W. C. White and D. E. Robinson. Large parts of this consist of quotations from her correspondence and other writings. The story carries through to the funeral service in Battle Creek, Michigan, July 24, 1915. EGWC 700.18

The Story of Prophets and Kings. Mountain View: Pacific Press, 1917. 753 pp. EGWC 701.1

The story of Israel from the time of Solomon to the prophecies of the Messiah. It was first published, with 1917 copyright, under the title The Captivity and Restoration of Israel, then changed shortly to The Story of Prophets and Kings. It is one of five books now known as the Conflict of the Ages Series. The book was prepared under Mrs. White’s supervision until “all but the last two chapters had been completed, ... and these final chapters had been sufficiently blocked out to admit of completion by the inclusion of additional matter from her manuscript file.”—Life Sketches of Ellen G. White, 436. EGWC 701.2

The Colporteur Evangelist, 1920. See Manual for Canvassers (1902). EGWC 701.3

Christian Experience & Teachings of Ellen G. White. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1922. 268 pp. EGWC 701.4

Publishers’ preface states: “In this little volume there is gathered for busy readers a choice selection of short articles from the writings of Mrs. E. G. White.... It was the cherished plan of Mrs. White to prepare for publication several small volumes, containing in the fewest pages, the mighty, soul-saving truth she loved to repeat to the people by voice and pen. And the initial steps in the compilation of these volumes were taken a short time before her death.... But she did not live to see its completion.... It is a selection from her writings as found in several books and periodicals.” Her part of the work ends on page 236. On pages 259, 260 under “Sources” is found the source of each part of the body of the book. EGWC 701.5

Fundamentals of Christian Education. Nashville, Tennessee: Southern Publishing Association, 1923. 576 pages. EGWC 701.6

Preface states: “The articles in this present volume have been drawn from various sources [arranged in chronological order]. They have been selected from ‘Christian Education,’ ‘Special Testimonies on Education,’ ‘Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene,’ Review and Herald, Signs of the Times, Youth’s Instructor, and Bible Echo. With the exception of one article, ‘Proper Education,’ no selections have been made from any other volumes of the author’s writings already in print.” Each extract carries source reference. See also Counsels to Teachers (1913). EGWC 701.7

Counsels on Health. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1923. 696 pp. EGWC 701.8

Subtitle adds: and Instruction to Medical Missionary Workers. A note below the author’s name states: “A compilation from the published writings of Mrs. White as found in her books, leaflets, and periodical articles covering a period of over fifty years.” It covers the subjects of personal health, medical institutions, Christian physicians, teaching health principles, health food work, medical missionary work, and personal holiness as related to health and Christian ideals. Each extract carries source reference. EGWC 701.9

Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1923. 544 pp. EGWC 701.10

Note on title page reads: “Selected from ‘Special Testimonies to Ministers and Workers,’ Numbers One to Eleven; and Series B, Numbers One to Eighteen; with numerous selections from other booklets and from periodicals.” The preface states that not all the material in these series is reproduced. Each extract carries source reference. EGWC 701.11

Instruction for Effective Christian Service. Washington: Home Missionary Department of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 1924. 284 pp. EGWC 701.12

A compilation from the writings of Mrs. White on the subject of Christian service. This is composed of numerous short quotations, each with a reference to the source from which it is drawn. It is better known as Christian Service. EGWC 702.1

Scriptural and Subject Index to the Writings of Mrs. Ellen G. White. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1926. 865 pp. A comprehensive index prepared in the office of the Ellen G. White Publications. EGWC 702.2

A supplement was later added to include E. G. White works issued from 1926 to 1940. EGWC 702.3

Messages to Young People. Nashville, Tenn.: Southern Publishing Association, 1930. 499 pp. EGWC 702.4

A compilation from Mrs. White’s articles in church papers and from her books. Each extract carries source reference. EGWC 702.5

Medical Ministry. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1932. 348 pp. EGWC 702.6

Subtitle gives scope of book: A Treatise on Medical Missionary Work in the Gospel. The publisher’s note states that “most of the selections in this book are from the letters and manuscripts of Ellen G. White.” Selections are drawn also from various of her published works. They are particularly focused on problems of medical education, conduct of sanitariums, teaching of health principles, and medical missionary work in large cities. Each extract carries source reference. EGWC 702.7

A Brief Sketch of the Life and Teachings of Ellen G. White. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1933. 128 pp. EGWC 702.8

A paper-covered book. It is divided into two parts: “Childhood and Youth,” and “Public Ministry,” and is a compilation from various of her writings, plus connecting passages in boldface type by the compilers. EGWC 702.9

The Sanctified Life, 1937. See Bible Sanctification (1881). EGWC 702.10

Counsels on Diet and Foods. Washington: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1938. 511 pp. EGWC 702.11

A compilation. The selections are drawn from a wide range of Mrs. White’s writings. The book consists of numerous short quotations, each with reference to original source. The book is divided into 25 principal parts. EGWC 702.12

Counsels on Sabbath School Work, 1938. See Testimonies on Sabbath-School Work (1900). EGWC 702.13

Counsels to Editors. Washington: General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 1939. 118 pp. EGWC 702.14

Subtitle reads: A Grouping of Messages of Counsel Addressed to Editors. The book consists of many brief selections with source reference at the close of each. Paper covered. EGWC 702.15

A second, enlarged, bound edition was published in 1946 by Southern Publishing Association, Nashville, and entitled Counsels to Writers and Editors. The second edition adds “a few articles broadening the scope to better fit the needs of the larger group to which the volume is now being released, and there has been some rearrangement of the articles.” EGWC 702.16

Counsels on Stewardship. Washington: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1940. 377 pp. EGWC 702.17

A compilation from the writings of Mrs. White on the large subject of the proper handling of money in relation to the Bible doctrine that we are but stewards of God’s means. Each extract carries source reference. EGWC 702.18

Your Home and Health. 1943. See The Ministry of Healing (1905). EGWC 702.19

Evangelism. Washington: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1946. 747 pp. EGWC 702.20

A compilation from the writings of Mrs. White on the subject of evangelism. It contains many brief selections, with source reference at the close of each. EGWC 702.21

The Story of Redemption. Washington: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1947. 445 pp. EGWC 702.22

A compilation from the writings of Mrs. White that presents, briefly, the sacred story from the fall of Lucifer down through earth’s history to the new earth. Selections are from The spirit of Prophecy, volumes 1, 3, and 4, Early Writings, and from articles by Mrs. White in the journal The Signs of the Times. Source references are not with the separate extracts, but are given in the contents. EGWC 703.1

Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, 1948. See Counsels to Teachers, etc. (1913). EGWC 703.2

The Story of Jesus, 1949. See Christ Our Saviour (1896). EGWC 703.3

Temperance. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1949. 309 pp. EGWC 703.4

A compilation from the writings of Ellen G. White on the subject of temperance. It consists of many short selections with source references. EGWC 703.5

The Remnant Church. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1950, 72 pp. EGWC 703.6

A paper-covered book. The material is drawn from various of Mrs. White’s writings, including an earlier published pamphlet entitled “The Remnant Church Not Babylon.” The book was compiled, as the preface states, to settle the “matter of whether God is leading today the same people He has led for a century, and whether He will continue to lead them to a glorious climax.” EGWC 703.7