White Rare Photo
White is in the center. This rare image was contributed by reader Jacqui Bally

Ellen G. White was a woman very much of her time and yet very much ahead of her time:

She wore long skirts, lived a strict Christian life, married and had 4 children, and lived in a small town.

She also wrote countless books and articles which were translated into many languages.  She promoted vegetarianism and good health.  She helped to found a religious movement which has over 14 million adherents today, a significant number of health food stores, and a huge network of hospitals in the US and around the world.

The James and Ellen White House is preserved in Battle Creek, Michigan, along with other homes and buildings which were part of the founding community of the Seventh Day Adventist denomination. Visit White’s house and the surrounding buildings to learn more about this remarkable, spiritual, 19th century woman.

This is the third stop on our Michigan Trail!

Rebecca Beech

* Just before we launched the Author Adventures site, the photo of Ellen G. White that appears above was discovered by a descendant of the person who is believed to be the one who shot the photo. You can also read a recently published article about this rare image at www.adventistreview.org/church-news.

Patricia Smart