The Great Controversy

  • by Ellen G. White
  • Narrated by Eddie Hernandez
  • 24 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Few people today realize that this earth is the primary battle zone of a cosmic war that erupted years ago. But, after listening to this book, you will know why it is being fought, and how and when it will end. The Great Controversy begins at the dawning of the Christian era, traces the rise and fall of nations and religious powers down to our day, then plunges ahead to preview the future. And what this book sees coming is not based on guesswork. It is based on a source of predictions that has never yet missed in its prophecies.


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Bad narrator good book

I hope the publishers of this book consider rerecording it with another narrator.

As for the book itself, it was very interesting. It is a history book mixed with inspirational and speculative commentary. It gives an accurate accounting of church history starting around the destruction of Jerusalem. It covers Christianity during the decline of the Roman Empire, the dark ages, the reformation, the protestant movements and the pilgrimage to America for religious freedom. It continues with a general account of modern times and finishes with what the climactic conclusion of the conflict between good and evil may be like.

This book, I believe, was originally published some time before 1920, so it isn't written in the most modern of language. Yet as a student of history and avid follower of modern events it is kind of eerie to see that some of the things the book says would happen, towards the end of time, either have happened and/or are happening now. Other then the victory of good over evil, I pray not to see all of it come true.

Unfortunately history does seem to repeat itself and if you've read Gibbon's 'The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' (also not written in the most modern of language yet still a must read/listen) or Robinson's 'A History of Rome'(another must read/listen) you can see a lot of frightening similarities between the Decline of Rome and the United States today. I pray our country can beat the historical repeat and continue as the great nation it was founded to be.

-God bless America (please)
-Happy listening and Good Luck

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- Jeremy

Kent from Provo, Utah

This book has a lot of good information in it. However, potential readers should be aware that the author, Ellen G. White was a 19th century spiritual leader and minister who claimed to have visions and revelations. Her leadership and writings, including this book, were important to the foundation of the Seventh-day Adventists. Thus, if you are interested in reading this book, be aware that it expresses a world view born in the 19th Century and representative of and supportive of Seventh-day Adventist theology.

Probably my greatest complaint is that this well written and informative book is read by a narrator who tries to affect a particularly spiritual tone in his speech. This attempt at sounding spiritual is overdone and sounds artificial to me. I found it so annoying that I have been unable to bring myself to listen to the third of the three-part download of this book. I wish he had just read it in a straight-forward, honest manner.
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- Kent A Hatch

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2006
  • Publisher: Remnant Publications