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A Resource for Seventh-day Adventist Pioneer Writings


We are republishing Seventh-day Adventist pioneer material in response to the following counsel:

“Repeat the words of the pioneers in our work, who knew what it cost to search for the truth as for hidden treasure, and who labored to lay the foundation of our work.”

Ellen White, The Review and Herald, May 25, 1905


A service of Health Ministry Foundation

Updated 7 January 2020

 Important Notices

Adventist History Syllabus UPDATED with Audio & Slides! 
  • Syllabus covering 80 years of SDA history (1831-1910), with introductory material, as well as some events since 1910; updated 22 March 2018. This syllabus was developed for the ARISE training program, and has been presented in in various locations and formats:
    (1) 3-part, 3-hour audio version, presented at GYC-Northwest, College Place, Washington, March 22, 2018 is on AudioVerse: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3.
    (2) 9-part Portuguese version presented in Espinho, Portugal, April 13-21, 2018 in on Fé & Evidências YouTube’s channel; see also the Português edition of syllabus.
    (3) 7-part audio version, presented with an emphasis on “Christ our Righteousness” available in Audio (.MP3) and slides (.PPTX) from presentations May 17-20, 2018, Tranquility SDA Church, New Jersey:
    Part 1: Two Principles: Does Righteousness Have an End?
    Audio MP3; Slides PPTX
    Part 2: “In Jesus I Found a Friend”: Building on the Rock
    Audio MP3; Slides PPTX
    Part 3: Righteousness Outside the Door: Early Opportunities Lost
    Audio MP3; Slides PPTX
    Part 4: Righteousness Intensely Practical: Facing the Best and the Worst
    Audio MP3; Slides PPTX
    Part 5: Righteousness Counterfeited: Foundations Shaken
    Audio MP3; Slides PPTX
    Part 6: Righteousness in Remission: Damage Control
    Audio MP3; Slides PPTX
    Part 7: Righteousness Simplified: Everything Swallowed Up
    Audio MP3; Slides PPTX
Latest Books—
most recent listed first
(See all books.)
Color Maps for A. T. Jones’ Great Empires of Prophecy
  • In A. T. Jones’ 1898 book Great Empires of Prophecy he had 22 color maps illustrating his history. In our 2016 edition of this book, the maps were included but without color. The maps are better read with the color highlighting the regions being addressed. Click here for a list of the maps, and the pages in the 2016 book where they occur, linked to files of each map in color, for the benefit of readers who would like to obtain a file of any or all of these historical maps.
Great Second Advent Movement Books
Notice for Portuguese users Para recursos em Português, visite a página do Centro White e da Biblioteca dos Pioneiros Adventistas.
Pioneers  Writings in new macOS EGW app! APL’s Pioneer writings collection is now available in the new native macOS app, EGW Writings. Click here to access the latest version.
Pioneer Writings in Folio Program The latest edition of the pioneer writings in Folio is called Words of the Adventist Pioneers 2008 collection, and was released as part of the Ellen G. White Writings Comprehensive Research Edition 2008. Initially sold on a CD-ROM, the best way at present to acquire the writings is to download the available collections with supporting software for a minimum $15 donation at the EGW Estate Donation page. You can also check out the new titles as well as the complete list of titles for the APL collection on the CD-ROM.
Pioneer Writings Online The Words of the Adventist Pioneers collection is available online at www.EGWWritings.org. Look for the section entitled “Adventist Pioneer Library.” Go to our CD-ROM page for more information.
Pioneer Writings in Digital Audio, plus eBooks! Selected writings of the pioneers are available in digital audio files that you can download free of charge. Visit AdventAudio.org to check on titles. You will also find pioneer e-books–virtually all the books and pamphlets in our collection!
Pioneer Books Reprinted We are reprinting select pioneer books in the Adventist Pioneer Library Series. Go to our Digital App, Books, and Periodical page for more information.
Part of Health Ministry Foundation Adventist Pioneer Library is a service of Health Ministry Foundation. Reach Adventist Pioneer Library at: (509) 200-0691, leave a voice message for us if no one is available. Our web address and email will remain the same for the present.
Planned Exhibits Visit our News page for our planned, upcoming exhibits.
User Comments Check out on our Endorsements page a collection of comments by users of our resources.
  Previous Notices
2nd Edition Recent Authors You may now download the 1995 collection of “Recent Authors” that was on our Second Edition CD-ROM, and access it with the FolioView software that comes with the Ellen G. White Writings CD-ROMs. This included works by Leon Cobb, Leslie Hardinge, Carsten Johnsen, David Lin, John Peters, and Virginia Steinweg. This will download as a PDF file, but you must replace the “.pdf” file extension with “.nfo” in order to open it with FolioViews. Right click this link to download  (Macs: Control-Click), and save to a location that FolioViews can see (especially important in the Mac implementations of FolioViews). Don’t forget to replace the file extension as indicated above before trying to open it with FolioViews! Use the File>Open menu in FolioViews to locate and open the collection.You may find more information about Carsten Johnsen and his works at the web site dedicated to him.
Lest We Forget Periodical The Lest We Forget periodical is available as free PDF download! Our back issues are scanned and uploaded to links on our Periodical page.
Publication of our periodical was suspended after Volume 12, Number 2.
Articles on Pioneer Women We have an online list of articles on pioneer women in past issues of Lest We Forget.
Pioneer Research We cannot do historical research for you!
We have made the pioneer writings available for you to do your own research. If you need help, e-mail the Heritage Room at Del Webb Library of Loma Linda University for assistance. You may also contact the Center for Adventist Research at Andrews University.
To Purchase Items All sales are explained on our Feedback page.
Related Links -For Ellen G. White’s writings (multiple languages and formats, including ebooks and audio), go to the EGW Writings website; for information on Ellen White, go to the new Ellen White site or to the Ellen G. White Estate site.
-For downloadable digital audio files of other pioneer writings, visit AdventAudio.org.
-For downloadable digital audio files of Ellen White’s writings, visit EllenWhiteAudio.org.
-For access to thousands of SDA historical documents online, go to the “Online Document Archives” of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
-For access to other SDA historical documents online, go to the “Center for Adventist Research” of Andrews University, or the “Heritage Research Center” of the Loma Linda University Heritage Room.
-For Adventist pioneer historical buildings, locations, and other resources, go to the Adventist Heritage Ministry.
-For help in researching Adventist history, e-mail the Heritage Room at Del Webb Library of Loma Linda University, or e-mail the Center for Adventist Research at Andrews University.
-For Portuguese resources: Para recursos em Português, visite a página do Centro White e da Biblioteca dos Pioneiros Adventistas.

Site Contents

Purpose Calls to Republish the Pioneers
Why the Adventist Pioneer Library, aka APL, exists
Gallery A Gallery of Pioneer Pictures
Browse the pioneers’ pictures and biographical sketches
History A Chronology of APL
How the work of APL has developed since 1988
Digital Apps Words of the Adventist Pioneers 2008
A virtual library of over 60,000 pages of early Adventist writings
Books New Reprints of Select Pioneer Books
History, prophecy, theology, religious liberty, education, and more.
Periodical Lest We Forget
A publication highlighting the SDA pioneers
Endorsements Recommendations and Endorsements
How others see value in the pioneer resources we offer
News Latest News about APL
APL’s current activities, presentations, and materials
Feedback Give Us your Feedback
If you have questions, comments, orders or requests

Again and again I have been shown that the past experiences of God’s people are not to be counted as dead facts.
We are not to treat the record of these experiences as we would treat a last year’s almanac.
The record is to be kept in mind, for history will repeat itself.

Ellen White, Letter 238, 1903 (PM, p. 175)


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