‘The Desire of Ages’ is the life story of Jesus Christ, and has brought inspiration and enlightenment to millions of readers all over the world. And with good reason, for it deals with a universal yearning – the desire for living life to its fullest with the knowledge that we are here for a reason – that we are loved. In the heart of all mankind, of whatever nationality or position in life, there are longings for something we do not now possess. This longing is implanted in the very heart of man by his Creator God. Man cannot be truly happy while he is separated from the God who formed him, and gave him the gift of life.