Who Was Ellen G. White?
Ellen G. White (November 26, 1827 - July 16, 1915) is considered to be the most translated non-fiction female in the history of literature. She was also named among the "100 Most Significant Americans of All Time." (Frail, T.A. (November 17, 2014). "Meet the 100 Most Significant Americans of All Time". Smithsonian.com. Retrieved February 2, 2018.) She is also considered to be one of the leading figure in the American vegetarian history. ("History of Vegetarianism - Ellen G. White (1827 - 1915)". ivu.org. Retrieved February 6, 2020.)
She wrote more than 5,000 periodical articles and 40 books, including compilations from her 100,000 pages of manuscripts. Some of her most known books are Steps to Christ, The Great Controversy and Desire of Ages. Steps to Christ has been published in more than 140 languages. Her writings cover a wide variety of topics like religion, prophecy, education, family, parenting, social relationships, health, and nutrition.
All of her writings can be found at egwwritings.org.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church believes that Ellen G. White was appointed by God to be His messenger in preparing the world for the second coming of Jesus Christ by pointing them to the Holy Scriptures. She received more than 2,000 visions and dreams in her lifetime, These visions varied in duration from less than a minute to 4 hours.