Canright was a contemporary of Ellen White and published this book in 1916, the year of his death. In the Preface of this book, in speaking of Seventh-day Adventists, Canright says: “They have published several books bearing on her [Ellen White’s] life and work, in which they have gathered together and construed everything possible in her favor. From reading these books one would never know that she ever made a mistake, plagiarized, practiced deception, or wrote alleged inspired writings which had to be suppressed. The public, therefore, has a right to know the other side of the life of Mrs. White.”
“The writer [Mr. D. M. Canright] is perhaps better qualified to give the facts regarding that phase of her life than any other person living [written in 1916], as he united with her people almost at their beginning, now nearly sixty years ago, when they numbered only about five thousand. He has all the writings of Mrs. White in those early days. Some of the most damaging of these have been suppressed. Neither the public nor their own people, except a few officials, know of these old ‘revelations.’ His intimate association with Mrs. White gave him an opportunity to know and observe her as no one without such association could possible have.” This is a must read for a transitioning Adventist.