The title of this book, The Urgent Voice, is a fitting one. It describes William Miller's communication of the burden, the obligation, he felt God had put upon him to warn the men and women of this day that the second coming of Christ and the end of all things earthly would come "about the year 1843."
The route that led the New England farmer-soldier to that conclusion, the impact of his apocalyptic message upon the world, the manner in which it spread, the crushing results for Miller and his followers of the two "disappointments" and their aftermath, and developments that led to the growth of the Seventh-day Adventist Church from the Millerite movement are unfolded in this book.
Robert Gale has spent his professional career as a school administrator and teacher. A graduate of La Sierra College, he was led by his interest in Seventh-day Adventist history to an extended study of the life of William Miller and the writing of this book.
Table of Contents
- 1782-1810 Boy to Man
- 1810-1815 Deist and Soldier
- 1815-1818 From Doubt to Faith
- 1818-1831 Miller and the Monomaniac
- 1831-1833 Miller: A Household Word
- 1833-1840 A New Era
- 1840-1843 Methods and Means
- 1843 Headache and Heartache
- 1843-1844 Come Out of Her, My People
- Unto 2300 Days
- 1844 March 21-October 22, Days of Glory
- 1844 New Light
- 1844-1845 Time of Gloom
- 1845-1849 The Silenced Voice
- Appendix: Important Dates and Events in William Miller's Life