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Books on Adventist History
In Passion for the World by
Publication Date: 2005-06-01
The history of Seventh-day Adventist education From Marthy Byington's church school for five New York families in 1853 to the more than 6,700 elementary - through college-level schools the church operates worlwide today, the history of Adventist education is a story of struggle, tenacity, faith, and blessing. In Passion for the World, by retired professor of history Floyd Greenleaf, gives readers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the growth of an identifiably Adventist system of schools.
A Thousand Miracles Every Day by
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
A Thousand Miracles Every Day records some of the human-interest stories related to the development of Adventist hospitals from the late 1800s to the beginning of the 21st century. It chronicles the vision, sacrifice, dedication and overriding hand of divine providence in their histories. As a ministry, Adventist health care must always recognize its place in God's plan to care for those who are sick and hurting. In this context it continues to be a story of miracles--more than a thousand every day.
The Vision bold : an illustrated history of the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy of health by
Publication Date: 1977
A Legacy of Health & Healing by
Publication Date: 2016-09-01
The legacy of Adventist health care is rich with stories of hope, health and healing. Beginning in a small farmhouse in Battle Creek, Michigan, these accounts tell of unlikely business arrangements, unexpected gifts and unbroken footsteps of faith. Early healthcare leader, Harley Rice said, "Adventist health care is unique only when it combines science with compassion, competence with love, and skill with understanding and sympathy. When these are combined, the world takes notice." It is our hope that by reading these stories from the past--with remarkable evidence of perseverance and divine providence--our caregivers today find strength and inspiration as they extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Crucial Moments by
Publication Date: 2005-05-01
The black heritage of radical faith, fervency, and vehement boldness is an important aspect of Adventist history. In stories that excite, provoke, and instruct, Benjamin Baker portrays the 12 most significant events in the history of black Seventh-day Adventists.
Who are Seventh-day Adventists?
The Seventh-day Adventist Church (abbreviated SDA) is a denomination that grew out of the prophetic Millerite movement in the United States during the middle part of the 19th century. It considers itself a branch of Protestant Christianity, though differences in doctrine and practice have led some mainstream Christians to dispute that designation.
Logo © Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The name of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination indicates its two main distinctive characteristics: Sabbath observance on the seventh day (i.e., Saturday) and an expectation that the end of the world is drawing near.
Other distinguishing characteristics include adherence to the teachings of Ellen G. White (who is regarded as a prophet), and various dietary observances rooted in Jewish law.
Articles exploring the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
SDA Church Online Archives
The Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research is commissioned to preserve all materials produced by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and its departments. The archives houses over 20,000 linear feet of records covering the entire period of the Seventh-day Adventist Church history. Patrons can trace the development of the church through these records, which include legal instruments, minutes, reference files, reports, correspondence, publications, recordings, films, video and audio tapes, and photographs. This site marks the beginning of an effort to place some of the most referenced archival documents in a flexible and expandable online system.
Adventist Digital Library
An Online collection of historical materials related to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, such as articles, books, and photographs
The Adventists (streaming video)
Video on the history of the SDA church and the development of the Adventist health message.
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