The Great Controversy Project

“‘The Great Controversy’ should be very widely circulated. It contains the story of the past, the present, and the future. In its outline of the closing scenes of this earth’s history, it bears a powerful testimony in behalf of the truth. I am more anxious to see a wide circulation for this book than for any others I have written; for in The Great Controversy, the last message of warning to the world is given more distinctly than in any of my other books.” Publishing Ministry, p. 358


  1. The Destruction of Jerusalem
  2. Persecution in the First Centuries
  3. An Era of Spiritual Darkness
  4. The Waldenses
  5. John Wycliffe
  6. Huss and Jerome
  7. Luther’s Separation From Rome
  8. Luther Before the Diet
  9. The Swiss Reformer
  10. Progress of Reform in Germany
  11. Protest of the Princes
  12. The French Reformation
  13. The Netherlands and Scandinavia
  14. Later English Reformers
  15. The Bible and the French Revolution
  16. The Pilgrim Fathers
  17. Heralds of the Morning
  18. An American Reformer
  19. Light Through Darkness
  20. A Great Religious Awakening
  21. A Warning Rejected
  22. Prophecies Fulfilled
  23. What is the Sanctuary?
  24. In the Holy of Holies
  25. God’s Law Immutable
  26. A Work of Reform
  27. Modern Revivals
  28. Facing Life’s Record
  29. The Origin of Evil
  30. Enmity Between Man and Satan
  31. Agency of Evil Spirits
  32. Snares of Satan
  33. The First Great Deception
  34. Can Our Dead Speak to Us?
  35. Liberty of Conscience Threatened
  36. The Impending Conflict
  37. The Scriptures a Safeguard
  38. The Final Warning
  39. The Time of Trouble
  40. God’s People Delivered
  41. Desolation of the Earth
  42. The Controversy Ended

The Great Controversy is a book that gives a Bible-based outline of church history and Bible prophecy stretching from the Fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD to the final events of earth and beyond.

Since it was written in the 1800s it has been published in many languages and titles, including the recent four-part series- 1) God’s Holy Word: Is it still worth dying for? 2) America in Prophecy 3) Cracking the Code: Behind Enemy Lines 4) The World Out of Control.

The book is excellent for personal reading, family worship, study groups, prayer meetings, etc. Read it and share it with friends. You can purchase copies at or Call 800-423-1319 for large quantity pricing. For more information see

Click here to read more background on the writing of the book, including Satan’s effort to kill Ellen White before she could write what God had revealed to her.

Sample One Year Study Plan

Month Bible Reading Bookmark Theme Great Controversy Chapters Sample Prayer Meeting Study Plan*
January God’s Word 4-7 January-MarchGod’s Holy Word: Is It Still Worth Dying For?
February Courage 8-11
March Endurance 12-15
April Truth 16-18 April-JuneAmerica in Prophecy: The Beginning of the End
May Disappointment 19-21
June Sanctuary 22-24
July The Enemy 29-32 July-SeptemberCracking the Code: Behind Enemy Lines
August Fighting Fear 2-3, 33-34
September Pressure to Conform 35-36, 27
October Walking in Truth 1, 37, 25-26 October-DecemberThe World Out of Control: How It Will End
November Final Events 28, 38-39
December Home at Last 40-42

(Back of Bible Reading Bookmark)

* Each of the four books can be distributed at church to each household in the congregation the last two Sabbaths of the quarter before it is studied. Books not picked up can be taken to homes of the remaining members the first few Sabbaths of each new quarter by church volunteers.

Additional Resources

4 Responses to The Great Controversy Project

  1. Pingback: Why Not Try This? …Read & Share The Great Controversy | Dan Serns

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  3. Stephen Kabiru Kamau says:

    I am happy to see that the gospel is spreading its roots but I would like to know whether the great hope should replace the great controversy

    • danserns says:

      Nothing can replace The Great Controversy. But materials like The Great Hope can supplement it as we take the Adventist message to all the world. Share all our literature like the leaves of autumn!

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