Who is Ellen White?
Ellen White was a woman of remarkable spiritual gifts who lived most of her life
during the nineteenth century (1827-1915), yet through her writings and public
ministry she has made a revolutionary impact on millions of people around the world
that continues in this century.
A large number consider her to have had the prophetic gift.
During her lifetime she wrote more than 5,000 periodical articles and 49 books; but today,
including compilations from her manuscripts, 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, health, social relationships,
evangelism, prophecy, publishing, nutrition, and management. Her life-changing masterpiece
on successful Christian living, Steps to Christ, has been published in nearly 150
languages, with well over 100 million copies in circulation. Her crowning achievement is the five-volume "Conflict of the Ages" series, which traces the
conflict between good and evil from its origin to its dramatic, soon-to-unfold conclusion.
Ellen White traveled widely in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. As
a young girl she suffered serious health problems which threatened her life, yet she lived
a full life to age 87. Her varied roles included speaking before audiences as large as
20,000. Her insights into healthful living continue to be remarkably accurate concepts
widely accepted today by the scientific and medical community. She also helped to
establish a system of hospitals, schools, and publishing houses that circles the globe.