Just wondering how I can gain access to all of EGW's
books...esp. selected messages book 1...Is this full
book available on the net to read? Please respond as
soon as possible...___________
Thank you for contacting the Ellen G. White Estate. Yes, you can read as much of Selected Messages book 1 on the net as you wish, but the access is by single paragraphs at a time. It is a bit tedious, but it works. Of course, the book is also available for purchase at an Adventist Book Center, and the complete published writings of Mrs. White are available on CD-ROM (see "CD-ROM Info" on the menu at our website).
Here's how to find what you wish online. From our website (www.WhiteEstate.org), click on "Search the Writings" on the menu at the left. Then choose to search all the writings, in case you want to look up something else after you are done with this search. Then, in the Query box, type the abbreviation of the book you want (in this case, 1SM) and the page number on which you would like to start reading. Don't us the number 1, 2, or other low numbers by themselves, because usually there are no pages in the books with these numbers. So, to start on, say, page 15, you would use the following search terms: 1SM 15. Click on the Process Query button, and you will soon have a list of all the paragraphs which met your search criteria. There may be more of them than what you thought, but you can pick out the ones you wanted. When you have a paragraph on the screen to read, and you are done, click "Next Paragraph" to move forward one paragraph in the database. You can do that for as long as you wish.
Let me know if you need any further help. Thank you for writing, and God bless!
William Fagal, Director
Ellen G. White Estate Branch Office
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-1400 USA
Phone: 616 471-3209
FAX: 616 471-2646
Website: www.WhiteEstate.org or www.egwestate.andrews.edu