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A new book about a Seventh-day Adventist Church pioneer’s life in Australia reveals new information not about her theology but about her practical ministry.
The first Seventh-day Adventist missionaries arrived in Australia in 1885. Ellen White arrived six years later. Unsure of her calling, the 64-year-old church pioneer would stay nine not two years and accomplish her most mature and pioneering work. Stories from Sunnyside: Ellen White in Australia 1891-1900 gives unique insights into Ellen White’s personal ministry in and around her hometown of Cooranbong.
An invitation from Stories from Sunnyside author and Avondale alumna Marian de Berg to return to the 1890s and re-live Ellen White’s life in Australia and learn more of the blessings she brought to a fledgling group of Seventh-day Adventists.
Stories from Sunnyside draws the reader into the human aspect of Ellen White. The Seventh-day Adventist Church pioneer is well known as a writer, but as a person? Avondale alumna Marian de Berg’s book reveals more about character and about what it means to live a “Christ-like life.”
A new book about Seventh-day Adventist Church pioneer Ellen White’s personal ministry in Cooranbong crowns 29 years of service to a research centre at Avondale, but what inspired the author to write?