Battle Creek is much more than a geographical location for the student of Seventh-day Adventist history. The name brings to mind the first institutions that shaped the future of the denomination: the world-famous Battle Creek Sanitarium and its medical founder; Dr. John Harvey Kellogg; the Review and Herald Publishing Association; the first publisher of Adventist literature; and the “Dime” Tabernacle; paid for by monthly contributions of ten cents from each member. It was in Battle Creek that the name Seventh-day Adventist was chosen and where in 1901 the fledging church; inspired by a strong sense of mission; laid the foundations of a structure that survives to this day. This book explores the themes inspired by this significant historical setting; including the early conflicts in leadership; the beginnings of the missionary outreach of the church to groups in America and abroad and the start of the publishing; health; and educational ministries. It calls us to remember the past; to learn from not only the mistakes but also the dedication and commitment of men and women of faith; and to look forward to God’s guidance in our journey toward heavenly Zion.