The Conflict of the Ages Series — Ellen G. White’s five book masterpiece spanning the Bible from Genesis to Revelation draws the reader’s attention to the battle raging in the universe between Christ and His angels and Satan and his fallen angels. Her Spiritually gifted insight into apocalyptic history gives detailed accounts of this conflict between good and evil.
The series opens a window into the Spiritual warfare that started as a rebellion in heaven by Lucifer before creation of this Earth and the fall of Adam and Eve. The establishment of nation instituted by God and the accounts of the trials and failings of His people allow the reader to learn from the mistakes of the Patriarchs and Kings. Her central book in the series is on the life of Christ. It details God’s reestablishment of His authority over sin by sending His Son to earth to be crucified as an atonement for the sin of all mankind. His resurrection and victory over sin offers everyone the gift of eternal life. The final book relates the history of the Christian reformation and final battle for the inhabitants of this planet. It concludes with the cleansing and restoration and of our universe from Sin after the millennium.
Throughout the series Ellen White relates this cosmic conflict to our own personal battle for redemption. “God is Love,” is a central theme of the series. She invites the reader in all five books to make a decision for Jesus Christ. To accept Him as their personal friend and Savior.
Patriarchs and Prophets. Patriarchs and Prophets is the first volume in the Conflict of the Ages series. It covers the sweeping panorama of human history from the creation of Earth to the reign of Israel's King David. With unusual insights, the author describes the role of our planet in the cosmic conflict between right and wrong, truth and error. She describes the tragic rebellion that took place in heaven many thousands of years ago and makes plain that this ongoing conflict between Satan and God affects each person who lives on Earth. Patriarchs and Prophets shows how this conflict worked itself out in the lives of men and women in Old Testament times. It answers such questions as, Where did we come from? Where are we going? If God is all-powerful, why doesn't He prevent the spread of evil and its tragic results?
Prophets and Kings. Prophets and Kings, the second volume in the Conflict of the Ages series, opens with the story of Solomon's glorious reign over Israel and ends with the nation's exile and captivity. It traces the history of a favored and chosen people, vacillating between allegiance to God and to the gods of the nations around them. In these pages can vividly be seen dramatic evidences of the raging struggle between God and Satan for the hearts of men and women. Here the reader will find fascinating characters-wise Solomon, fearless Elijah, wicked Ahaz, beloved Daniel, courageous Jeremiah, and many others. Their experiences provide rich lessons of faith and evidences of God's love and providential care.
The Desire of Ages. The Desire of Ages (Volume 3 of the Conflict of the Ages series) is Ellen White's classic on the life of Jesus-the One who stands at the center of all human history. No one else has had such a profound influence on Planet Earth as Jesus Christ. In this book the author does not set forth the events of Jesus' life in strict chronological order, but she presents Him as the One who can satisfy the deepest yearnings of the human heart. She presents the divine beauty of the life of the Savior, the love of God as revealed in His Son. New and glorious light flashes from many familiar passages of Scripture. Follow Jesus in these pages from His birth in Bethlehem's stable to His death on the cross, His glorious resurrection, and triumphant return to heaven.
The Acts of the Apostles. The amazing story of the early Christian believers is told in Volume 4, The Acts of the Apostles. After Jesus was victorious over Satan and returned to heaven, the enemy turned his attention to Jesus' church on earth. Here are thrilling stories of fierce persecutions and unswerving loyalty to God. Peter, Paul, James, John, Luke, Barnabas, Stephen, Mark, and the other early apostles carried the wonderful news of the gospel to all of the then-known world. Unwilling to surrender their faith, many gave their lives. That story is still continuing. Christ's church today is carrying forward the same work and has the same promise of divine guidance and power.
The Great Controversy. Volume 5 of the Conflict of the Ages series carries the story of the controversy between God and Satan to its ultimate and glorious conclusion. Beginning with the destruction of Jerusalem and continuing through the persecutions of Christians in the Roman Empire, the apostasy of the Dark Ages, the shining light of the Reformation, and the worldwide religious awakening of the nineteenth century, this volume traces the conflict into the future, to the Second Coming of Jesus and the glories of the earth made new. As the end draws ever closer, the vital issue of loyalty to God will become decisive. In this concluding volume, the author powerfully points out the principles involved in the impending conflict and how each person can stand firmly for God and His truth.