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Ellen G. White: The Progressive Years: 1862-1876 (vol. 2), Page 110

Chapter 9—(1865) Health—How to Keep It, How to Lose It

To Seventh-day Adventists in 1864 and 1865, secondary only to the war and evangelism was the subject of health. James and Ellen White had been charged with the responsibility of leading their fellow church members—some four thousand men and women—in changing life practices. As 1865 dawned they were deeply involved in the selection, writing, and publication of such materials.

The Six How to Live Pamphlets

The readers of the Ibid., January 24, 1865, were advised:

The first of the series of pamphlets entitled Health; or How to Live is now ready. We wish to call the attention of the brethren everywhere to these works, prepared with especial care, on the important subject of a reform in the manners of life, which is greatly needed, and as we view it, will surely be accomplished in whatever people find themselves at last prepared for translation. The series will consist of five pamphlets [later changed to six] of sixty-four pages each. Price $1, post paid.—Ibid., January 24, 1865

The description of the contents of the first number was impressive:

No. 1 contains the following: 1. “The Ladder With Eight Rounds: or Bible Sanctification.” ...2. “‘Our Home’: or Three Weeks at Dansville, New York,” an account of the visit of Brother and Sister White to that place, with what they saw,

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