The Desire of Ages by Ellen White

In the book “The Desire of Ages”, the author appeals to man’s desire for God, in spite of his race, sex, color, etc, and the reader is taken to new levels of experience in his search for God. According to the author, there is an ineffable desire, in the hearts of all mankind, for something they do not now possess and this desire is implanted in the very constitution of man by the merciful God. It is God’s desire, as Ellen G. White maintains, that the human shall seek the best things in the world and find them to the eternal blessing of his soul. In the preface of the book, White suggests that “It is God’s design that this longing of the human heart should lead to the One who alone is able to satisfy it. The desire is of Him that it may lead to Him, the fullness and fulfillment of that desire. That fullness is found in Jesus the Christ, the Son of the Eternal God. ‘For it was the good pleasure of the Father that in Him should all the fullness dwell.’ ‘for in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.’” (White, 13)

It is also essential to realize that ‘in Him ye are made full’ with respect to every desire divinely implanted and normally followed and the book emphasizes the importance of Jesus in the fulfillment of the desires of man. Ellen G. White, a woman of large and long experience in the affairs of God, sets forth new beauties from the life of Jesus in the book&nbsp.The Desire of Ages" and she opens before the reader the undreamed of riches for the ultimate pursuit of desires. The book, which is the volume three of the “Conflict of the Ages” series, presents the life, teachings, and miracles of Jesus Christ and the title of the book is taken from an Old Testament prophecy of Jesus in Haggai 2:7, where the prophet calls Him “the Desire of all nations”. An analysis of the various chapters in the book can help one in realizing the real value of the work in achieving the desires of man. In a careful reading of the book, one recognizes the essential purpose of the book, which is to set forth Jesus Christ as the One in whom every longing may be satisfied, and it is an excellent work guiding the reader to the mysteries concerning Jesus Christ.