Laura Brus

lives in Stockton, Iowa, is a graduate of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, and has worked as a hospital chaplain.

​Steps to Christ

A chiastic reading


teps to Christ, the classic book by Ellen G. White about salvation, gives advice on walking with Christ, conversion, and the Christian life in general. The book may be read within a detailed chiastic structure.


Chiastic structure may be effectively explained by considering a club sandwich—two slices of bread with identical fillings on either side of a bit of wham or veggie meat. Both identical sides accentuate the meaty bit in the middle. The lower half of the chiasm may be called the “prime” side, indicated by a superscript [ 1] to distinguish it from the upper half. The …

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