Early Writings beings with Ellen White's first autobiographical sketch, written at the request of her dear friends. She tells her experience as a teenager "thirsting for full and free salvation." Next she relates her early visions in glorious ...
lorious detail. The second half of the book (also published as Spiritual Gifts, volume 1) is the first published account of the long conflict between Christ and Satan. It was later expanded into the 3,700 pages of the Conflict of the Ages Series. The Early Writings version remains popular because of its compactness and its vivid descriptions of events in heaven and on earth.