Steps to Christ, written by Ellen G. White, prolific author and co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, was first published in 1892. As part of the 125th anniversary celebration, The Heritage Research Center will highlight Steps to Christ through the display of numerous editions culled from our collection – domestic and international – published during the last 125 years. The viewer will be able to follow the success of one simple book from the artistic publisher’s bindings of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, to the mass-market paperback editions of the late 20th century.
In the summer of 1890, The Seventh-day Adventist Church asked Ellen White to prepare a small book on the Christian experience. To attract the widest readership possible, including those from other denominations, the Church recommended Ellen have the book published by Fleming H. Revell of Chicago, a well-established publisher of Christian materials. The book was an instant best seller with seven editions printed in its first year alone!
There is no accurate count of the total number of copies of Steps to Christ printed during the last 125 years. The number is thought to be in the millions. Translated into more than 165 languages, this little book took the world by storm and remains a best seller.
Those who wish to view the exhibit may do so for free! The items will be on display at the Heritage Research Center located within the Del E. Webb Memorial Library at the Loma Linda University campus until the end of March, 2018 during normal library hours.
One of the four display cases exhibiting the items at the Heritage Research Center.
After a two-year hiatus, we are finally back! Make sure to mark your calendars for Monday, February 29 to Friday, March 04, as we will be having our book sale. As always, we have a large selection of SDA books, periodicals and more. Please see the flyer for further details. We hope to see you there!
Just a reminder there is still time to register and attend the upcoming Gift of Prophecy Symposium at Andrews University. Head on over to www.giftofprophecy2015.com to register for the early bird rate of $55.00. Hurry this offer ends on August 31. Sponsored by the Ellen G. White Estate, The Center for Adventist Research, the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, the Biblical Research Institute, and the General Conference Ministerial Association, this symposium will continue the commemoration of the centennial of Ellen White’s death and examine the contemporary relevance of the gift of prophecy in the post-modern world.
Celebrating the significance of Ellen G. White 100 years after her death.
Ellen G. White [1827 – 1915] wore many hats during her lifetime. She was a mother, wife, church founder and prolific author (and for those who didn’t know, Robert F. Harmon [1786-1866], Ellen White’s father, was a hat maker. 🙂 ). During her life, she wrote more than 5,000 articles and penned 40 books. Today, June 16, 2015, on the centennial of her death, her writings are still being circulated and translated worldwide. With that being said, the White Estate is proud to announce 50,000 unpublished pages of Ellen White’s writing which are now available online. Head on over to http://egwwritings.org and click on the link in the left-hand column that reads “Letters and Manuscripts”, researcher will find family letters, letters addressed to individuals and institutions, diary materials, and manuscripts written for publication in books and periodicals. See what you can discover today!
Celebrating the significance of Ellen G. White 100 years after her death.
This summer, Pacific Union College will host the Ellen G. White Centennial Legacy Conference July 16-18, 2015. The events will be held at Pacific Union College and at Elmshaven, White’s personal residence in Deer Park, and will feature a celebration of her historical significance and vibrant legacy in the areas of education, science and medicine, theology, and women’s leadership.
A special luncheon and lecture will be held at Elmshaven on July 16. Dr. Eric Anderson, director of the Walter C. Utt Center for Adventist History, will present a talk on Ellen White, Elmshaven and the Napa Valley.
For more information on registration, schedule of sessions and meals and lodging, please visit : Ellen G. White Centennial Legacy Conference
A major scholarly symposium entitled The Gift of Prophecy in Scripture and History will be held on October 15-18 on the campus of Andrews University. Sponsored by the Ellen G. White Estate, The Center for Adventist Research, the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, the Biblical Research Institute, and the General Conference Ministerial Association, this symposium will continue the commemoration of the centennial of Ellen White’s death and examine the contemporary relevance of the gift of prophecy in the post-modern world. The four-day conference will feature twenty internationally recognized speakers and launch a five-year, world-wide emphasis in the Seventh-day Adventist Church for understanding the gift of prophecy.
For more information or to register, please visit: www.GiftOfProphecy2015.org
Mark your calendars! The annual Spirit of Prophecy Day/Heritage Sabbath is coming on October 18, 2014. Please be sure to check out all the sermon and supporting materials by clicking here. Help spread the word and share the relevant materials with your congregations!
Get your copy today at your local Adventist Book Center!
In other news, The White Estate is pleased to announce the release of Volume 1 of The Ellen G. White Letters & Manuscripts with Annotations. This volume will not only provide you with helpful context and background information, but it will also provide you with needed explanatory notes and insights into all of the letters and manuscripts of Ellen G. White between the fifteen-year period of 1845-1859. Volume 2 is expected to be released in 2015.
New Exhibit on Display at The Heritage Research Center
In celebration of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination’s 150th anniversary, the Heritage Research Center is hosting an exhibit featuring an overview of Adventist history. The exhibit highlights the history of the church from the Millerite Movement to the growth of the denomination and global ministry on twelve colorful banners.
The 150th Anniversary Exhibit is on display only for a short period of time, so be sure to stop by today! The Heritage Research Center is located within the Vernier Radcliffe wing of the Del E. Webb Memorial Library, across the breezeway from Magan Hall.
To read more about the formation of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination and teachings of the church, read “United for Mission: One Hundred and Fifty Years, From Great Disappointment to General Conference” at
United for Mission: One Hundred and Fifty Years
Head on over to our Facebook to see photos from the exhibit!
Our book sale got off to a fantastic start! Thank you to all who stopped by and said Hello. We still have a lot of great items that must go! Continue to check back during the week for more updates, pictures and specials. The sale will end on Friday, March 7!
On Monday, December 2, 2013, the White Estate Branch Office, the Heritage Research Center, and the School of Religion of Loma Linda University, sponsored a conference for pastors in the Southern and Southeastern California conferences entitled, Trinity Doctrine Pastoral Conference. The presenters were John W. Reeve, Jon Paulien, Gilbert Valentine and Richard Rice who addressed the question of the Trinity from Biblical, historical and denominational perspectives. Because the issue of the Trinity is a hot topic in our Seventh-day Adventist churches today, this conference was very appropriate. The large turnout and positive feedback from the pastors highlighted that very point. For those who missed the conference, below are links to the conference program and topic presentation from each speaker.
Trinity Conference Program
How the Early Church Let Scripture Guide them to the Trinity – By John W. Reeve
Jesus and the God of Judaism – By Jon Paulien
Clearer Views of Jesus – By Gilbert Valentine
What the Doctrine of the Trinity Does (and Doesn’t) Say about God By Richard Rice