This book, Passion of the Ages is the last fourteen chapters of Desire of Ages. The curator of the religious book section of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the largest library in the world, was asked to name the book, that in his opinion, was the finest book on the life of Christ, in print or out of print. An expert in his field and well acquainted with the holding and accessions of the Library of Congress. Dealing with biographical works on the life of Christ, he replied without hesitation, the book, Desire of the Ages by Ellen G. White is the most beautifully written book on the life of Christ in the Library of Congress.