Magnificent Disappointment is a popularly written book in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Great Disappointment of 1844 when the hopes of Adventists were dashed when Jesus did not return. C. Mervyn Maxwell, one of the finest Seventh-day Adventist historians, attempts to explain the meaning of 1844 and its relevancy for today.
Damsteegt, P. Gerard, "Review of Magnificent Disappointment: What Really Happened in 1844 and its Meaning for Today, by C. Mervyn Maxwell." (1994). Faculty Publications. 99.