This five-volume Conflict of the Ages series has been adapted and updated by the White Estate; bringing the clear messages of Patriarchs and Prophets (Beginning of the End) Prophets and Kings (Royalty and Ruin); The Desire of Ages (Humble Hero); The Acts of the Apostles (Unlikely Leaders); and The Great Controversy (Love Under Fire) to a new generation of readers. These volumes include all the stories and major applications of the original books; however; some modern words; expressions; and sentence constructions have been substituted for clarity and ease of reading for twenty-first century readers. biblical texts; unless otherwise noted; are taken from the New King James Version. But the books in this set are not paraphrases. Care has been taken to follow the original; sentence by sentence. It is hoped that many will experience the life-changing power of these books and their presentation of great Bible themes.