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In brief, she was a woman of remarkable spiritual gifts who lived most of her life during the nineteenth century (1827-1915), yet through her writings she is still making a revolutionary impact on millions of people around the world. During her lifetime she wrote more than 5,000 periodical articles and 40 books; but today, including compilations from her 50,000 pages of manuscript, more than 100 titles are available in English. She is the most translated woman writer in the entire history of literature, and the most translated American author of either gender. Her writings cover a broad range of subjects, including religion, education, social relationships, evangelism, prophecy, publishing, nutrition, and management. Her life-changing masterpiece on successful Christian living, Steps to Christ, has been published in more than 140 languages. Seventh-day Adventists believe that Mrs. White was more than a gifted writer; they believe she was appointed by God as a special messenger to draw the world’s attention to the Holy Scriptures and help prepare people for Christ’s second advent. From the time she was 17 years old until she died 70 years later, God gave her approximately 2,000 visions and dreams. The visions varied in length from less than a minute to nearly four hours. The knowledge and counsel received through these revelations she wrote out to be shared with others. Thus her special writings are accepted by Seventh-day Adventists as inspired, and their exceptional quality is recognized even by casual readers. As stated in Seventh-day Adventists Believe . . . , “The writings of Ellen White are not a substitute for Scripture. They cannot be placed on the same level. The Holy Scriptures stand alone, the unique standard by which her and all other writings must be judged and to which they must be subject” (Seventh-day Adventists Believe . . . , Ministerial Association, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Washington D.C., 1988, p. 227). Yet, as Ellen White herself noted, “The fact that God has revealed His will to men through His Word, has not rendered needless the continued presence and guiding of the Holy Spirit. On the contrary, the Spirit was promised by our Savior to open the Word to His servants, to illuminate and apply its teachings” (The Great Controversy, p. vii).
List of Books Published (Books that are in audio only have links)
A Word to the Little Flock, A Joint Effort of James and Ellen White after the Great Disappointment of 1844.
Acts of the Apostles, 1911. 633 pp. Lessons drawn from the experiences and writings of the apostles.
The Adventist Home, 1952. 583 pp. Instruction relating to marriage, the home, and care and rearing of the family.
An Appeal to the Youth, 1864
To Be Like Jesus, 2004. 383 pp. Devotional Book for 2005
Character Sketches from the Book of Daniel, 1997. 124 pp. Youth’s Instructor Articles on the life of Daniel
Child Guidance, 1954. 616 pp. Child care, training, and education.
Christ Our Savior, An adaptation for Children by James Edson White of material taken from The Desire of Ages by Ellen G. White (Also entitled, The Story of Jesus or Life of Jesus)
Christ Triumphant, 1999. 384 pp. Devotional book for 2000.
Christ’s Object Lessons, 1900. 436 pp. The parables of Jesus and their lessons.
Christian Education, 1893, 1894. 248 pp.
Christian Experience and Teachings of Ellen G. White, 1922. 268 pp. Introduces the life and teachings of Ellen White.
Christian Service, 1925. 283 pp. How individuals and churches can be more effective in Christian service and winning souls to Christ.
Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene, 268 pp. A joint effort by James and Ellen White on the ubject of health.
Colporteur Ministry, 1953. 176 pp. A handbook for literature evangelists.
Comfort, 1996. 142 pp. Compilation of quotations on comfort.
Conflict and Courage, 1970. 381 pp. Devotional book for 1971.
Confrontation, 1971. 93 pp. Ellen White’s most complete treatment of Christ’s temptation in the wilderness. Published as a series of articles in the Review and Herald in 1874 and 1875.
Counsels for the Church, 1991. 462 pp. The best of Ellen White’s instruction on Christian living, the home, health, and the coming conflict, brought together in one volume.
Counsels on Diet and Foods, 1938. 511 pp. A reference book of Ellen White’s counsels on how one’s diet relates to healthful living.
Counsels on Education, 1968. 312 pp. Twenty-six articles drawn from the nine volumes of the Testimonies.
Counsels on Health, 1923. 697 pp. Counsels on diet, physical activity, sanitariums, physicians, nurses, and health principles.
Counsels on Sabbath School Work, 1938. 192 pp. Topically arranged counsel for those involved in Sabbath School work.
Counsels on Stewardship, 1940, 372 pp. Presents the philosophy and principles involved in the Christian’s relationship to money and property.
Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, 1913. 575 pp. Counsels on higher education, home schools, church schools, study and labor, the teacher, recreation, etc.
Counsels to Writers and Editors, 1946. 192 pp. Principles of Christian book and periodical editing.
Country Living, 1946. 32 pp. Instruction on the advantages of a rural environment.
Darkness Before Dawn, 1997. 62 pp. Information about where our world is headed.
Daughters of God, 1998. 275 pp. Compilation of messages especially for women.
The Desire of Ages, 1898. 866 pp. A presentation of the life and ministry of our Lord, with spiritual application for today.
Early Writings, 1882. 266 pp. Ellen White’s first book, initially published in 1851, 1854, and 1858.
Education, 1903. 321 pp. Biblical principles of Christian education designed for parents and teachers.
Ellen G. White 1888 Materials (4 vols.), 1988. 1,821 pp. Contains all of Ellen White’s references to the 1888 Minneapolis Conference.
Ellen G. White Review and Herald Articles, vol. 1, 1962. 576 pp. Ellen White articles published in the Review and Herald from 1849 to 1885.
Ellen G. White Review and Herald Articles, vol. 2. 624 pp. From 1886 to 1892.
Ellen G. White Review and Herald Articles, vol. 3. 636 pp. From 1893 to 1898.
Ellen G. White Review and Herald Articles, vol. 4. 590 pp. From 1899 to 1903.
Ellen G. White Review and Herald Articles, vol. 5. 572 pp. From 1904 to1 909.
Ellen G. White Review and Herald Articles, vol. 6. 576 pp. From 1910 to 1915.
Ellen G. White Signs of the Times Articles, vol. 1, 1974. 514 pp. From 1874 to 1885.
Ellen G. White Signs of the Times Articles, vol. 2. 527 pp. From 1886 to 1892.
Ellen G. White Signs of the Times Articles, vol. 3. 525 pp. From 1893 to 1898.
Ellen G. White Signs of the Times Articles, vol. 4. 557 pp. From 1899 to 1915.
Ellen G. White Youth’s Instructor Articles, 1986. 640 pp. From 1852 to 1914.
Evangelism, 1946. 747 pp. A handbook for personal and public evangelism.
Faith and Works, 1979. 122 pp. Nineteen Ellen White sermons and articles on the subject of righteousness by faith.
The Faith I Live By, 1958. 384 pp. Devotional book for 1959.
Fundamentals of Christian Education, 1923. 576 pp. Seventy-four articles, arranged chronologically from 1872 to 1915.
From the Heart, 2010. 377 pp. Devotional book for 2011.
God Has Promised, 1982. 64 pp. A collection of Ellen White quotations for those who are lonely, discouraged, sick, etc.
God’s Amazing Grace, 1973. 383 pp. Devotional book for 1974.
God’s Remnant Church, 1950. 63 pp. Counsel relevant to the life of the church.
Gospel Workers, 1915. 534 pp. Covers the minister’s qualifications, the minister in the pulpit, conference responsibilities, etc.
The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan, 1888, revised 1911. 678 pp. The conflict between Christ and Satan from the destruction of Jerusalem to the close of the millennium.
The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached, 1955. 172 pp. From Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing.
Happiness Digest. A 64-page illustrated edition of Steps to Christ.
Happiness Homemade, 1971. 188 pp. Abridged edition of The Adventist Home.
He Taught Love, 1987. 93 pp. From Christ’s Object Lessons.
Heal the World, 1997. 191 pp. A youth edition of The Ministry of Healing (condensed).
Heaven, 2003. 192 pp. Choice quotations about heaven and the new earth.
In Heavenly Places, 1967. 382 pp. Devotional book for 1968.
Help in Daily Living, 1964. 51 pp. From The Ministry of Healing.
Here I Am Lord, 1996. 112 pp. Prayers of Ellen White.
Historical Sketches, 1886. 294 pp.
How to Get Along With Others, 1964. 32 pp. Two chapters taken from Life at Its Best and The Ministry of Healing.
Joy, 1996. 144. A compilation of quotations on joy.
Last Day Events, 1992. 330 pp. Instruction regarding the end time.
Letters to Young Lovers, 1983. 94 pp. Letters to young people who are contemplating marriage.
Life Sketches of Ellen G. White, 1915. 480 pp. An autobiography of Ellen White’s life to 1881. The sketch of her subsequent labors (pp 255-480) was prepared by C. C. Crisler.
Lift Him Up, 1988. 382 pp. Devotional book for 1989.
Loma Linda Messages, 1935. 235 pp.
The Madison School, 1908. 32 pp.
Manuscript Releases, vols.1-21. Contains previously unpublished materials drawn from Ellen White’s letters and manuscripts.
Maranatha, 1976. 382 pp. Devotional book for 1977.
Medical Ministry, 1932. 348 pp. Instruction for Christian physicians and SDA medical institutions.
Message from Calvary, 1981. 64 pp. From The Desire of Ages.
Messages to Young People, 1930. 502 pp. Selections to aid the youth in practical Christian living.
Mind, Character, and Personality, vol. 1, 1978. 369 pp. A wide range of counsel on such topics as the Christian and psychology, self-respect, and human sexuality.
Mind, Character, and Personality, vol. 2, 1978. 443 pp. Additional counsel on the relationship between body and mind, dangerous systems of therapy, and healthy personalities.
The Ministry of Healing, 1905. 541pp. Instruction on the principles of healthful living, natural remedies, the care of the sick, positive Christian living, and ministering to others.
My Christian Experience, Views and Labors in Connection with the Rise and Progress of the Third Angel’s Message, 1960
My Life Today, 1952. 377 pp. Devotional book for 1953.
Our Father Cares, 1991. 343 pp. Devotional book for 1992.
Our High Calling, 1961. 380 pp. Devotional book for 1962.
Patriarchs and Prophets, 1890. 762 pp. Lessons from the Old Testament story beginning with Genesis and the creation to the close of David’s reign.
Peace, 1997. 143 pp. A compilation of quotations on peace.
Peace Above the Storm, 1994. 98 pp. Devotional edition of Steps to Christ.
Peter’s Counsels to Parents, 1981. 63 pp. Lessons drawn from 2 Peter 1 relating to the challenges of parenting.
Power of Prayer 1990, 211 pp.
Prayer, 2002. 320 pp. Topically arranged instruction on prayer.
Praying for Others, 1997. 143 pp. A compilation of quotations on intercessory prayer.
Promises for the Last Days, 1994. 155 pp. A collection of promises taken from over 40 Ellen White sources and divided into 37 areas.
Prophets and Kings, 1917. 733 pp. Lessons from the Old Testament beginning with life of Solomon to the last prophetic book.
The Publishing Ministry, 1983. 430 pp. Section titles include “Early History of the Publishing Work,” “Perils Facing Publishing-House Leaders,” “Counsels for Marketing Church Literature,” etc.
Reflecting Christ, 1985. 382 pp. Devotional book for 1986.
The Retirement Years, 1990. 240 pp. A practical source of guidance to people of retirement years gleaned from letters, manuscripts, books, and periodical articles.
The Sanctified Life, 1937. 110 pp. Articles originally published in the Review and Herald in 1881, and Christian living.
Selected Messages, book 1, 1958. 448 pp. Instruction on a variety of subjects, including the inspiration of the prophetic writers, revival and reformation, the Alpha and the Omega, Christ our righteousness, etc.
Selected Messages, book 2, 1958. 512 pp. Instruction on such topics as false prophets, secret societies, assurance to those facing death, the use of drugs, the military question, the future of the church, etc..
Selected Messages, book 3, 1980. 510 pp. Includes instruction on how Ellen White’s books were prepared, the proper age of school entrance, the dateline, the 1888 Minneapolis General Conference, and last day events.
Sermons and Talks, vol. 1, 1990. 405 pp. Ellen White sermons drawn from previously unpublished manuscripts.
Sermons and Talks, vol. 2, 1992. Forty-seven additional sermons delivered by Ellen White, including her last recorded sermon in 1913.
Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, vol.7-A, 1970. 692 pp. All the Ellen White quotations included as supplementary material in the seven volumes of the SDA Bible Commentary, plus the Ellen White statements in Questions on Doctrine on Christ’s nature, the Trinity, and the Atonement.
Sketches From the Life of Paul, 1883. 334 pp. From “Saul the Persecutor,” to “Martyrdom of Paul and Peter.”
A Solemn Appeal, 1870
Sons and Daughters of God, 1955. 383 pp. The 1956 devotional book.
The Southern Work, 1966. 96 pp. Nine articles published in the Review and Herald in 1895 and 1896, plus excerpts from Ellen White letters, originally published to stir the church to fulfill its mission in reaching the former slaves living in the southern United States.
Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. I, 1870. 414 pp. The Old Testament story from the fall of Satan and creation to the time of Solomon. Later expanded as Patriarchs and Prophets.
Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. II, 1877. 396 pp. The life of Christ from His birth to the beginning of Passion Week. Later expanded as The Desire of Ages.
Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. III, 1878. 442 pp. The life of Christ from the beginning of Passion Week to His ascension. Also the history of the church recorded in Acts 1-17. Later expanded as The Desire of Ages and Acts of the Apostles.
Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. IV, 1884. 506 pp. The controversy between Christ and Satan from the destruction of Jerusalem to the close of the millennium. Later expanded as The Great Controversy.
Spiritual Gifts, Vols. I and II, 1858 and 1860. 523 pp. Volume I is Ellen White’s first account of the great controversy story, from the fall of Satan to the close of the millennium. Volume II is Ellen White’ s autobiography to the year 1860.
Spiritual Gifts, Vols. III and IV, 1864. 622 pp. Vol. III is the Old Testament narrative from Genesis 1 to Exodus 20. Volume IV-a covers the period from Sinai to Solomon and has an account of Ellen White’s first health vision. Vol. IV-b contains her first ten testimonies, now all published in Testimonies for the Church, vol. 1.
Steps to Christ, 1892. 126 pp. Ellen White’s classic on the provisions of salvation and practical Christian living.
Steps to Jesus, 1981. 125 pp. A simplified version of Steps to Christ, prepared for those whose mother tongue is not English.
The Story of Redemption, 1947. 445 pp. The great controversy story from the fall of Lucifer to the close of the millennium, compiled into one volume. Drawn from Spirit of Prophecy, Vols. I, III, and IV, Early Writings, and one periodical article.
Temperance, 1949. 309 pp. Section titles are “The Philosophy of Intemperance,” “Alcohol and Society,” “Tobacco,” “Rehabilitating the Intemperate,” etc.
Testimonies for the Church, vol. 1, 1885. 758 pp. Counsel from Ellen White containing spiritual guidance of a general nature and covering a wide variety of situations-including many letters written personally to members of the church. Volume 1 comprises Testimonies Numbers 1-14, written from 1855 to 1868, and a 100-page biographical sketch of the author.
Testimonies for the Church, vol. 2, 1885. 764 pp. Comprises Testimonies Numbers 15-20, written from 1868 to 1871.
Testimonies for the Church, vol. 3, 1885, 627 pp. Comprises Testimonies Numbers 21-25, written from 1872 to 1875.
Testimonies for the Church, vol. 4, 1885. 731 pp. Comprises Testimonies Numbers 26-30, written from 1876 to 1881.
Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, 1889. 826 pp. Comprises Testimonies Numbers 31, 32, and 33, originally published in 1882, 1885, and 1889.
Testimonies for the Church, vol. 6, 1900. 534 pp. Designated Testimony Number 34.
Testimonies for the Church, vol.7, 1902. 337 pp. Designated Testimony Number 35. Includes a major section on the publishing work.
Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8, 1904, 372 pp. Designated Testimony Number 36. Published to meet the false teachings of pantheism.
Testimonies for the Church, vol .9, 1909, 325 pp. Designated Testimony Number 37.
Testimonies on Sexual Behavior, Adultery, and Divorce, 1989. 271 pp. Prepared especially for church administrators and other ministers who must deal with questionable or immoral conduct.
Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, 1923. 566 pp. Counsels initially published in pamphlets and periodical articles, particularly Special Testimonies, Series A (1892-1897) and Special Testimonies, Series B (1903-1913).
Testimony Treasures, vol. 3
That I May Know Him, 1964. 382 pp. The 1965 devotional book.
This Day With God, 1979. 384 pp. The 1980 devotional book.
Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing, 1896. 152 pp. Lessons Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount.
The Truth About Angels, 1996. 314 pp. A compilation of Ellen White statements according to the Biblical sequence of events revealing angelic activity.
The Upward Look, 1982. 383 pp. The 1983 devotional book.
The Voice in Speech and Song, 1988. 480 pp. Topics include effective methods of public speaking and singing as a part of worship.
Welfare Ministry, 1952. 349 pp. A handbook on neighborhood evangelism and practical Christian ministry in behalf of the unfortunate.
Ye Shall Receive Power, 1995. 382 pp. Devotional book for 1996.
Your Mind and Your Health. Two chapters taken from The Ministry of Healing-discussing the relationship of the mind and body to mental health.