Adventist Church President Wilson releases first book ‘Almost Home’

News October 1, 2012

Seventh-day Adventist world church President Ted N. C. Wilson has published his first book, a compilation of recent sermons on themes related to his call of commitment to God and service to others.

“Almost Home: A Call to Revival and Reformation,” was published and released today by Pacific Press Publishing Association.

Wilson said he never set out to publish a book, but was convinced of the idea by his assistant, longtime evangelist Mark Finley.

Wilson said the book focuses on Christ’s soon return and the Three Angel’s Message, as found in the biblical book of Revelation. It also underscores how church members can view their own role in anticipation of Christ’s return as people who are servants of the Lord and to each other, he said.

“I hope readers catch a full picture of the urgency of the times and the Lord’s soon return and that they feel very much a part of the great Advent movement and its real objective, which is to tell people the Lord is coming soon,” Wilson said.

All proceeds from “Almost Home” will benefit the “Mission to the Cities” initiative, which is the Adventist Church’s program to share the gospel message with people living in large metropolitan areas.

“One of my favorite and most cherished objectives is for people in cities to know of Christ’s love and soon return,” Wilson said.

In the book’s foreword, Finley wrote, “Elder Wilson’s passion to see this lost world won for Christ rings clear in each chapter. He longs to inspire Seventh-day Adventists around the world to reach out and witness powerfully for Christ and to be ready for the return of our Lord.”