True education means more than undertaking a certain course of study. It has to do with the whole being and covers our whole existence. It’s the harmonious development of our physical, mental, and spiritual powers. Christian education prepares the student for the joy of service in this life, and for the higher joy of wider service in the life to come.
This classic work on education sets forth the unique and challenging idea that “the work of education and the work of redemption are one.” The ultimate goal of all learning should be to understand more about our Creator-Redeemer and to reflect that understanding in our personal lives. In her writings on this subject, Ellen White was concerned, not with details of curriculum or educational systems, but with great, guiding principles. The result is a penetrating look at the factors that make up true education in its broadest sense. The reader will find in these pages insights to guide not only parents, students, and teachers, but all who seek true education in the great school of life.
Book code: Ed
Published by Mountain View, CA: Pacific Press Publishing Association
Citation: White, E. G. (1903) Education. Mountain View, CA: Pacific Press Publishing Association.