This classic set of five volumes spans time from before the earth's beginning to the fulfillment of God's plan for His people. Patriarchs and Prophets gives the great panorama of patriarchal life; and shows God’s dramatic dealings with Israel. Prophets and Kings tells the story of Israel’s triumphs; defeats; backsliding; captivity; and reformation. The Desire of Ages is an all-time bestseller. This book on the life of Christ is without parallel anywhere. The Acts of the Apostles gives the vivid; reliable account of the founding of the Christian church. And the last volume; The Great Controversy; unveils the often unseen battle between Christ and Satan; and looks ahead to the day sin’s reign will end; and Jesus will rule as King of kings and Lord of lords.