Conflict & Courage

THE BIBLE RECORD OF MEN AND WOMEN OF ANCIENT TIMES PRESENTS BACKGROUNDS SO BROAD AND DIVERSE THAT EVERYONE MAY IDENTIFY HIMSELF WITH SOMEONE PORTRAYED THEREIN. HE WHO IS WISE WILL GAIN FROM A STUDY OF THIS RECORD THAT WHICH WILL DIRECT, ENRICH, AND GUARD HIS OWN PERSONAL LIFE. HE WILL DRAW COURAGE FROM THOSE WHO TRIUMPHED, AND HOPEFULLY HE WILL BE SPARED THE HEARTACHES OF THOSE WHO MADE UNWISE CHOICES.

THE WORD OF GOD AS IT RELATES TO THE EXPLOITS, THE FAILURES, AND THE SUCCESSES OF MEN, OFTEN TREATS ITS CHARACTERS BUT BRIEFLY. TWENTIETH-CENTURY PRINTING PRESSES HAVE MADE EASY THE DISSEMINATION OF FULLER AND MORE DETAILED ACCOUNTS OF THESE INDIVIDUALS AS GIVEN TO US BY THE INSPIRED PEN OF ELLEN G. WHITE. IN A RARE MANNER SHE CATCHES AND APPLIES, WITH SENSITIVE, DIVINELY GUIDED INSIGHT, RELEVANT LESSONS FROM THE LIVES OF SAINTS AND SINNERS DEPICTED IN SACRED HISTORY. FROM THIS VOLUMINOUS AND RICH SOURCE OF ELLEN G. WHITE MATERIALS THE 365 BRIEF SKETCHES THAT COMPRISE THIS DEVOTIONAL VOLUME HAVE BEEN SELECTED.

MAY THESE DEVOTIONAL ACCOMPLISH THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH THEY ARE INTENDED, TO BRING COURAGE TO GOD'S PEOPLE FOR THE TRIALS OF EARTH'S CLOSING DAYS.

Compiled by: THE TRUSTEES OF THE ELLEN G. WHITE ESTATE