The Conflict Beautiful
The Conflict of the Ages by Ellen Gould White is a five-volume narrative Bible commentary spanning the history of the world from creation to future restoration. Originally written and published around the turn of the 20th century, The Conflict of the Ages reveals Christ’s character of love throughout the biblical story.
Our goal with The Conflict Beautiful was to create a beautifully designed, expertly crafted, NKJV edition of this timeless classic. We wanted to make books that are a joy to read and match the beauty of the words inside.
CB with DA
The Conflict Beautiful is great on its own, but we promise you’ll experience these timeless books like you never have before if you choose to read through them alongside Pastor David Asscherick providing deep insights for each chapter.
He already recorded videos for The Desire of Ages in a series he called DA with DA, and he is going to do the same for the remaining books in the Conflict of the Ages series starting with Patriarchs and Prophets in early 2022—a series he’s calling OT with DA.
Head on over to his YouTube page if you’d like to check out DA with DA, and follow him on Instagram if you want to stay up-to-date on OT with DA.
The Conflict Beautiful reads in an almost identical way to the original editions and is not a contemporary paraphrase in any sense. The overall editorial intent was to preserve the integrity of the author’s original ideas at all levels, from the chapter level down to the individual words.
If you would like to review a comprehensive list of the editorial changes made across all five books, please click here.
The books that make up the Conflict of the Ages series—Patriarchs and Prophets, Prophets and Kings, The Desire of Ages, The Acts of the Apostles, and The Great Controversy—were written and revised over a 50-year period beginning in the late 1850s. They tell the story of God’s interaction with mankind, drawn from White’s understanding of scripture, her engagement with biblical scholars, and visions she claimed to receive from God.
Two themes are central in White’s writings, and especially these books: One is the great conflict between God and Satan, and that age-long conflict is the namesake of both the series and the final book, The Great Controversy. The other theme is the infinitely loving character of God. The entire series begins and ends, literally, with the three words “God is love.”
Ellen White was a renowned speaker, reformer, and spiritual leader who dedicated her life to spreading the message of God’s love for humanity. Her thousands of letters, magazine articles and dozens of books make her the most translated non-fiction author in history and led Smithsonian magazine to declare her one of the “100 most significant Americans of all time.”
These writings, stemming from her love for Jesus and compassion for people, continue to inspire readers around the world and are part of her enduring legacy as a minister of the Gospel.