Thousands have become acquainted with Jesus through this little book, Steps to Christ. And it has helped many more, including those who have walked with Him for years, to know Him better.
Available in English and Spanish, the Friendship Edition of Steps to Christ reveals Jesus as Savior to the world through culturally sensitive cover art that is free of stereotypes and beautifully presented. Jesus is the Friend of all, and this friendship Edition validates that message visually as well as in the words of this inspirational best seller.
In just thirteen short chapters, you'll discover the steps to finding a forever friendship with Jesus. You'll read about His love for you, repentance, faith and acceptance, growing like Him, the privilege of prayer, what to do with doubt, and how to spend your days rejoicing in your best Friend, Jesus.
In brief, Ellen Gould Harmon White was a woman of remarkable spiritual gifts who lived most of her life during the nineteenth century (1827-1915), yet through her writings she is still making a revolutionary impact on millions of people around the world. During her lifetime she wrote more than 5,000 periodical articles and 40 books; but today, including compilations from her 50,000 pages of manuscript, more than 100 titles are available in English. She is the most translated woman writer in the entire history of literature, and the most translated American author of either gender. Her writings cover a broad range of subjects, including religion, education, social relationships, evangelism, prophecy, publishing, nutrition, and management. Her life-changing masterpiece on successful Christian living, Steps to Christ, has been published in more than 140 languages. Seventh-day Adventists believe that Mrs. White was more than a gifted writer; they believe she was appointed by God as a special messenger to draw the world's attention to the Holy Scriptures and help prepare people for Christ's second advent. From the time she was 17 years old until she died 70 years later, God gave her approximately 2,000 visions and dreams. The visions varied in length from less than a minute to nearly four hours. The knowledge and counsel received through these revelations she wrote out to be shared with others. Thus her special writings are accepted by Seventh-day Adventists as inspired, and their exceptional quality is recognized even by casual readers. As stated in Seventh-day Adventists Believe ... , “The writings of Ellen White are not a substitute for Scripture. They cannot be placed on the same level. The Holy Scriptures stand alone, the unique standard by which her and all other writings must be judged and to which they must be subject” (Seventh-day Adventists Believe ... , Ministerial Association, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Washington D.C., 1988, p. 227). Yet, as Ellen White herself noted, “The fact that God has revealed His will to men through His Word, has not rendered needless the continued presence and guiding of the Holy Spirit. On the contrary, the Spirit was promised by our Saviour to open the Word to His servants, to illuminate and apply its teachings” (The Great Controversy, p. vii). The following is a more detailed account of the life and work of this remarkable woman who, meeting all the tests of a true prophet as set forth in the Holy Scriptures, helped found the Seventh-day Adventist church.
Last week, our pastor told us about how he overcame bitter feelings toward another person. His first victory over the bitterness lasted all ten minutes and it was a good several weeks before he could truly say he was rid of it.
Such is Christian life and I love how Steps to Christ guides and encourages me through every triumph; every obstacle.
It starts off with a very important fact, that God loves us, and then proceeds to how we need him. It talks about repentance, confession, faith and acceptance, doubt and prayer; growing and rejoicing in God.
The messages in this book me keep me near to God on days I am content and on days when I struggle with my faith.
This book is so simple yet so profound. The first time I read it I didn't see much value in it because it was all stuff I thought I knew, but I have read it several times since and each time its simple truths hit me in a deeper way. Recommended to anyone who wants to come closer to God and is looking for peace in the soul.
Ever wondered how to know Jesus and not just know about him? In my search for an answer I’ve found many suggestions that mean little or nothing to me as they are very abstract and difficult to put into practice. In this book you’ll find concrete bible truths that you can apply to your daily life in order to get closer to God. The advice provided is plainly explained and to the point.
Steps to Christ is one of those rare books that you read over and over again. It is an explanation of the basics of the christian life, yet it is a book that even mature Christians will find tremendously inspiring. I've lost count over the number of times I've finished the book, each time I read it I find something new to ponder about.
The book is structured after the stages of the Christian journey, it begins by drawing the attention to God's love for man, that even though man has fallen God is yearning for us. It then goes on to describe conversion and the steps that follows when a person is born again – faith, repentance, confession and consecration.
The book gives an outline of the “normal” christian life, what a new Christian can expect in their walk with God; discipleship, spiritual growth and work in the vineyard for the master. My favorite part of Steps to Christ is the last few chapters that discuss knowledge of God, prayer, doubts and rejoicing in the Lord.
Steps to Christ has a rare quality of being able to give me hope and courage when I feel down; but also to rouse me to action when I've grown cold and complacent. The style of the book is simple yet flowering, it abounds with biblical illustrations and metaphors drawn from nature.
It was first published as early as 1892 but the content is timeless. Steps to Christ is is a christian classic that won't leave the reader unaffected; it is a clear presentation of the everlasting gospel and is as relevant now as when it first was published.
Ellen White is among many authors who have been used by God to deliver His message. This book was phenomenal in its language and in its context. Ellen White portrays God's message in an understandable and beautiful way, mixing God's content with amazing allusions. One can sense that this woman was truly inspired by God through her writing. This is an amazing book that is sure to soften the hearts of its readers to the things of God and is a sure way to meditate and draw closer to God.
This little book is one of the best books I've ever read. It answers my deepest existential questions in a simple and meaningful way. It satisfies the needs and the questions of my heart and mind in the most unexpected manner.
Ellen G White was truly inspired by God. I do not expect this to be of natural intellect but the result of that wisdom which is from above. I wish people could have access to this book and give it a fair chance. It will surely transform the life of any dedicated reader.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
Potential readers should be aware that Ellen White was one of the founders of the Seventh Day Adventist church in the mid-1800's. She purportedly had divine visions, some of which are said to be very similar to material in the Book of Mormon. The Seventh Day Adventists teach many doctrines which are not Biblical and are not accepted by either mainstream nor evangelical protestant churches
Este pequeñito libro y me refiero a cantidad de hojas me costo mucho trabajo leerlo porque tiene mensaje divino y debes leerlo precavidamente y con dirección es encantador el lenguaje, las palabras de amor que usa la hermana y la mayor sencillez posible que utiliza para que todos podamos comprender.
One of the most beautiful books I have ever read, this book explains how to have a close relationship with Jesus Christ. If you are a Christian or someone who is open to Christianity you should read this book. It will change your life.
Are you fucking kidding me. This is literary pollution. I can’t rate it since there are no negative numbers in the rating scale. I’m not about waste time “reading” it. A quick look reveals nothing of useful substance. I wish these zealots would stop wasting resources by printing this crap.
As a Seventh-day Adventist I was introduced to this book at the time of my baptism, in 1993, but really only read snatches of it over the years. This is my year to read the poor unread books laying about my house, and this slim volume rated as one that I could slip in to make my necessary quota for the week (because I'm aiming to read 100 books this year).
Because I have done some personal spiritual work of late, this small book really spoke clearly to me of Christ's love and his desire for a personal relationship with me. It gives an enduring message of hope, love, and the possibility of letting go of fear, personal worldly ambitions, and addictions to have the relationship of Eternity with God.
The Bible is the foundation of this author's writing, not some fictional speculations, but she does a fine job of bringing to the fore some of the characteristics of Jesus that we might miss or dismiss as unimportant.
Ellen White is indeed a prolific Christian writer-- and probably the female writer with the most readership in history. In the April 2015 Smithsonian magazine, the journal put out by the Smithsonian Institute, she is included as one of 100 Most Important Americans in the history of the United States (based on an algorithm to do with Internet searches). The message she writes in this small volume is certainly one that others will want to read too.
This was too deep, clearly outlines the path of a christian journey in knowing Christ.
The message is subtle and very deep, you have to read and internalize the message presented. I loved the author's way of passing the message in ways that connects to the reader.
The fifth chapter was one of my favourite where the author outlines the deep connection we need to get to Christ.
See the extract below from the fifth chapter
"Many are inquiring, "How am I to make the surrender of myself to God?" You desire to give yourself to Him, but you are weak in moral power, in slavery to doubt, and controlled by the habits of your life of sin. Your promises and resolutions are like ropes of sand. You cannot control your thoughts, your impulses, your affections. The knowledge of your broken promises and forfeited pledges weakens your confidence in your own sincerity, and causes you to feel that God cannot accept you; but you need not despair. "
To get the message in this book you have to read it more than once.
I would recommend it to anyone seeking the path to christianity and to understand the clear deep connection we need in our spiritual life, let the search for meaning be a routine.
At first I tried to read this somewhat like a novel, just flying through it from first to last. As a religious guide I do not think it is meant to be read this way. For those familiar with Christianity there is no new or groundbreaking material here so it can seem like the same old same old. It is instead just advice on how to grow spiritually in Christ, and as such I found it was much better to read a chapter each day or just a part of a chapter as you would with Bible readings. Read a little bit, think about it, and try to live that way. At the slower pace it was much more enjoyable and much more useful to me.
Amazing! If you don't know where to start when it comes to getting to know Christ, or how to build a relationship with Him, or even what being a true Christian really means, you will definitely find peace and clarity within this book. Definitely a good read, spiritual and with accordance to scripture.
Life changing! If you want to come to Jesus for the first time or to draw even nearer in your existing walk with Him, this book is for you :). Every time I read it, I am so revived, filled with gratitude for the love of God, and challenged to come up higher in my walk with Him.
Impactful. It's been a long time since I read this, and I still find myself thinking about it, finding new ways to apply its wisdom to my spiritual life. I think anyone interested in Jesus Christ would do well to read it.