Would like to know if you have any information on Edson White's book entitles The Coming King. This book was recently purchased and I would like to know more about it.
Thank you for contacting the Ellen G. White Estate. I don't know what kind of information you are looking for in regard to "The Coming King." In the latest revision of the SDA Encyclopedia (part of the SDA Bible Commentary series), the article on James Edson White has this paragraph:
"Ever sensing the need of funds for missionary work, White pushed forward with the writing and publishing of books, 12 in all. Among them were 'Best Stories From the Best Book' (still current in 1965); 'Past, Present, and Future,' and 'The Coming King,' all of which have sold in the hundreds of thousands, with the latter for many years leading in subscription books produced by SDAs on the Second Advent."
Subscription books, in case you are wondering, are those designed to be sold door-to-door by people who sell the religious and health books of the church. For many years such people were called colporteurs; today the more common term is literature evangelists. If this information is "old hat" to you, fine, but I thought I would include it just in case.
I hope this is helpful. 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