The publication in 1958 of Selected Messages, books 1 and 2, provided the oppertunity to bring to the church counsels that had become particularysignificant since Ellen White issued volume 9 of the Testimonies in the the year 1909. Thecontent of books 1 and 2 included materials appearing in the Review and Herold, The Youth's Inststructor, and Sgns of the Times articles, in out-ofo-print pamphlets, and in E.H. White mannuscripts and letters. There were reproduced in whole or in part, depending on the relevance of their contribution to a particular field of counsel. Subjects such as inspiration, the nature of Christ, and righteusness by faith were supplemented by a number of miscellaneous and general counsels that, through the passage of time, had become particularly pertinent, such as fanaticism, subversive movements, and the use of medicinal agencies. These volumes have come to be major source books supplementing the Testimonies and books of specalized counsels.