In 1848 Ellen White had her first health vision, primarily against the use of tobacco. Her major health vision came in June 1863, from which sprang the basic concepts comprising the health message that Seventh-Day Adventists advocate today.
Questions have been raised, however, about the true source of that health message. Was Ellen White dependent on other health reform publications available at the time, or did God truly reveal the health principles to her as she claimed? In other words, was the health message inspired or borrowed?
In The Prophet and Her Critics, Leonard Brand and Don McMahon answer these and other questions about inspiration, nineteenth-century health reforms, and Ellen White's view on sexual relationship, plagiarism, and more, while examining the accusations of Mrs. White's most vocal detractors. The result is new evidence vindicating both the message and the messenger.