Ellen G. White Writings

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Life Sketches of Ellen G. White, Page 5

Preface

The story of the early Christian experience and public labors of Mrs. Ellen G. White was first printed in the year 1860, in a little volume of three hundred pages, entitled, “My Christian Experience, Views, and Labors, in Connection With the Rise and Progress of the Third Angel's Message.”

This narrative of her life and labors to 1860, was amplified by her, and was republished in 1880 as a part of a larger work, entitled, “Life Sketches of James White and Ellen G. White.” This, as well as the earlier autobiography, has long been out of print.

In the present volume will be found, as told in her own language, a brief story of her childhood days, her conversion, and her early Christian experiences in connection with the great Second Advent movement of 1840 to 1844. In a vivid way she tells of the sorrows and joys of her youthful ministry in the years that followed. She pictures the trials, the struggles, and the successes that attended the labors of a few earnest souls from whose endeavors sprang the churches that afterward united to form the Seventh-day Adventist denomination.

The story of her more extended travels and labors in connection with her husband, Elder James White, she

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