John N. Andrews was fifteen years old when he, along with other Advent believers, experienced the Great Disappointment of 1844. A few months later Andrews accepted the truth of the Sabbath after reading a tract and dedicated his life to serving God. By age twenty-three, Andrews had written and published thirty-five articles in the Review, which was the beginning of a prolific writing career.
History of the Sabbath establishes that the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord. Within the pages of this book, Andrews outlines the truth of the Sabbath through the example of the Creator, the blessing God placed upon the day, and the sanctification or divine appointment of the day to a holy use. The book examines the Sabbath from its inception at Creation to its place in history, showing how Sunday worship usurped the Lord's Day.