The Adventist Pioneer Library collection of Pioneer writings is now part of a free EGW Writings Windows 8.1 app for PCs and tablets produced by the Ellen G. White Estate. A Windows phone app, and Android and iOS apps, are still pending.
We’ve partnered with the Ellen G. White Estate in the latest release (2008) of the Ellen G. White CD-ROM. One of the collections included in this material is the “Words of the Adventist Pioneers”, which contains the works of the majority of the early pioneers of the Church.
See our CD-ROM page.
PC or MAC: current options are:
1. a small inventory at Light Bearers Resource Center (not shown online); call (541) 988-3333 [(877) 585-1111 toll free in USA] or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. download either version after a US$15 donation at the EGW Estate Partner site. You must be able to pay online and download a large file.
The online ABC store is not currently listing the CD-ROM in stock.
Find the complete published writings of Ellen G. White and the Pioneers at www.egwwritings.org
The Great Second Advent Movement
By J. N. Loughborough
John Norton Loughborough was an eyewitness of the founding of the SDA church, having traveled extensively with James and Ellen White, and having seen Ellen when she was in vision some 40 times. Brother Loughborough died in 1924, being the longest-lived pioneer.
Told to Tell What He Had Seen
Ellen White told him in his later life to tell what he had seen. The church leaders were instructed to free him to go among the churches recalling how the Lord had led in the early years. Brother Loughborough wrote a history of how the church began, calling it Rise and Progress of the Seventh-day Adventists. Ellen White stated in Letter 105, 1903, “Elder Loughborough’s book should receive attention. Our leading men should see what can be done for the circulation of this book.”
When the plates of the book burned in the Review fire, he revised and updated his eyewitness account, and renamed it The Great Second Advent Movement, printing it in 1905, just when Ellen White was calling for the pioneers’ stories to be told.
We retype set the 1905 edition, and reprinted it in December 1992. It is a paperback edition of 573 pages with a new color cover painted by Seventh-day Adventist artist Nathan Green. A second printing was done in 2003.
(reprinted pioneer books; CreateSpace print-on-demand)
Each of the titles in the table below is available on Amazon.com. We recommend you use the links below to find the books on Amazon’s CreateSpace store. However, if you prefer to order through Amazon’s regular web store, you can search for, find, and order the titles there also.
J. N. Andrews The Complete Testimony of the Fathers of the First Three Centuries Concerning the Sabbath and First Day
J. N. Andrews History of the Sabbath and First Day of the Week
Joseph Bates The Autobiography of Elder Joseph Bates
Sylvester Bliss Memoirs of William Miller
A. T. Jones The National Sunday Law
J. N. Loughborough The Great Second Advent Movement (Portuguese Edition, co-published with Centro White Press, UNASP)
W. W. Prescott The Divine-Human Family
W. W. Prescott In The Spirit's Power, The Armadale Sermons
Reader Comment: "We are reading Prescott's Armadale Sermons. They are truly 'a feast of precious things.'"
W. W. Prescott The Power of the Spirit, The Armadale Sermons (Portuguese Edition, co-published with Centro White Press, UNASP)
We published a quarterly periodical entitled Lest We Forget, to highlight the lives and contributions of the pioneers. Our theme is this statement: “We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.” (Life Sketches, p. 196; emphasis supplied). We have been told to sit the people down like Moses did and recount all the Lord has done in leading us out as a people. (Letter 105, 1903)
Volumes 1-10 are excellent, brief introductions to the key pioneer individuals (usually a total of 8 pages per issue). We attempt to tell an objective story, from the viewpoint of showing how God used the person, often in spite of any failings. We often reproduce a sample of their writings. Volume 11 begins a review of the first 40 issues.