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.