List of Seventh-day Adventist periodicals

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This is a list of periodicals published by the Seventh-day Adventist Church or by its church members. They include both official and unofficial publications relating to Seventh-day Adventism. Magazines which are only available on the internet are not included.

Most periodicals are listed by location of the publisher. A brief list of the most circulated periodicals is also included.


Title Location Publisher Language Frequency Circulation Archives
Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide United States: Nampa, Idaho Pacific Press English Quarterly 2003—
Adventist Review United States: Hagerstown, Maryland Review and Herald English Weekly 30,000 paid[1] 1849–1850 (Present Truth and Advent Review), 1850–1988, 1997—; Anniversary Issues
Adventist World United States: Hagerstown, Maryland Review and Herald, Lane Press, Korean Publishing Company, Signs Publishing Company English, Spanish, French Monthly 1,200,000 unpaid[2] 2006—
Aventisten heute Germany: Lüneburg Advent-Verlag Lüneburg German Monthly 20,000 unpaid 2004—2009 (AdventEcho), 2010—
Atlantic Union Gleaner United States: South Lancaster, Massachusetts Atlantic Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists English Monthly 22,000[3] 2007—
Canadian Adventist Messenger Canada: Oshawa, Ontario Canadian Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists English Monthly 2007—
Catalyst Thailand: Saraburi Institute Press, Asia-Pacific International University English Yearly - 2007- present
College and University Dialogue Committee on Adventist Ministry to College and University Students (AMiCUS) English, Spanish, Portuguese, French Three times per year 30,000[4] 1994—
el Centinela United States: Nampa, Idaho Pacific Press Spanish Monthly 100,000[5] 2007—
Florida Focus United States: Winter Park, Florida Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists English Quarterly 23,000[citation needed] 1997—
Gleaner (periodical) United States: Ridgefield, Washington North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists English Monthly 2002—
Guide United States: Hagerstown, Maryland Review and Herald English Weekly 30,000[6] Individual story archives
Insight United States: Hagerstown, Maryland Review and Herald English Weekly Cover story archives
La Femme d'Esprit United States: Hagerstown, Maryland Review and Herald French Bi-monthly
La FLAMA United States: Alvarado, Texas Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Spanish Quarterly
Lake Union Herald United States: Berrien Springs, Michigan Lake Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists English Monthly 2003—
Liberty United States: Hagerstown, Maryland Review and Herald English Bi-monthly 200,000[citation needed] 1930, 1997—
LIFE.info United Kingdom: Alma Park, Grantham, Lincolnshire British Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists English Bi-monthly Vol. 1 Issue 1—
Listen United States: Hagerstown, Maryland Review and Herald English 9 issues per year Article archives
Message United States: Hagerstown, Maryland Review and Herald English Bi-monthly 75,000[7] Archives
Ministry United States: Hagerstown, Maryland Review and Herald English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, French[8] Monthly 53,000 unpaid[9] 1928—
Mujeres del Espíritu United States: Hagerstown, Maryland Review and Herald Spanish Bi-monthly
My Best Friends Magazine United States: Hagerstown, Maryland Review and Herald English Bi-monthly
Our Little Friend United States: Nampa, Idaho Pacific Press English Weekly
Outlook[disambiguation needed] United States: Lincoln, Nebraska Mid-America Conference Union of Seventh-day Adventist English Monthly 2005—
Pacific Union Recorder United States: Westlake Village, California Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists English Monthly 80,000[10] 1901–1975, 2003—
PowerPoints Study Guide United States: Hagerstown, Maryland Review and Herald English Quarterly
Primary Treasure United States: Nampa, Idaho Pacific Press English Weekly
Real-Time Faith Bible Study Guides United States: Hagerstown, Maryland Review and Herald English Quarterly
Record Australia: Wahroonga South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists English Weekly 26,000[11] (1898–1966, 2002—)
Renewed & Ready United States: Nampa, Idaho Pacific Press English Monthly
Shabbat Shalom United States: Hagerstown, Maryland Review and Herald English Three times per year
Sharing Scripture United States: Nampa, Idaho Pacific Press English Monthly
Signs of the Times United States: Nampa, Idaho Pacific Press English Monthly 1874–1979, 2007—
Signs of the Times (Australian version) Australia: Warburton, Victoria Signs Publishing Company English Monthly 45,000[11] 1903–1925, 1926–1933, 2002—
Southern Tidings United States: Decatur, Georgia Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists English Monthly More than 80,000[12] 2000–2003, 2006—
Southwestern Union Record United States: Burleson, Texas Southwestern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists English Monthly 2004—
Edge Australia: Wahroonga South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists English Bi-Monthly 26,000[13] 1997—
The FLAME United States: Alvarado, Texas Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists English Quarterly 2006—
Vibrant Life United States: Hagerstown, Maryland Review and Herald English Bi-monthly
Visitor United States: Columbia, Maryland Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists English Monthly 44,500[14] 1901–1966, 2004–2006, 2007–2008
Winner United States: Hagerstown, Maryland Review and Herald English 9 issues per year Article archives
Women of Spirit United States: Hagerstown, Maryland Review and Herald English Bi-monthly Article archive
Zeichen der Zeit Germany: Lüneburg Advent-Verlag Lüneburg German Quarterly 90,000 unpaid 2004—

Periodicals by circulation[edit]

The list of Adventist periodicals by circulation may give some indication of notability, but this criterion alone does not measure the impact of a magazine, and gift subscriptions and other freely distributed magazines might be expected to have an inflated circulation. As an example, one may assume that academic journals have more influence than their lower circulations suggest.

Items here are also listed by location below. Many older issues of these periodicals can be viewed online at the Adventist Archives


Scholarly journals[edit]

Sabbath School lessons[edit]

These publications are used during Sabbath School time at church. Many are published on various denominational presses worldwide.

  • Sabbath School Lesson study guide, or colloquially "the quarterly" (Adult)
  • Beginner (infants)
  • Kindergarten (Kindergarten)
  • Our Little Friend (Kindergarten)
  • Primary (Primary age)
  • Primary Treasure (Primary age)
  • PowerPoints (Juniors and Earliteens)
  • Guide, a weekly story magazine for Juniors and Earliteens (10-14 year olds).
  • Real Time Faith (Earliteens)
  • Insight (Youth)
  • Cornerstone Connections or Collegiate Quarterly (Youth)

Official local area newsmagazines[edit]

The official newsmagazines include:

United States:

Adventist publishing houses[edit]

North America[edit]

North America is administered as the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.

Review and Herald Publishing Association[edit]

The Review and Herald Publishing Association:

  • Adventist Review, the official Seventh-day Adventist magazine, issued weekly and with nearly 30,000 paid subscribers.
  • Adventist World, an international magazine with 1.2 million unpaid circulation.
  • Ministry, for pastors, by the Ministerial Association of Seventh-day Adventists. Monthly circulation to Adventists about 16,000; and bimonthly sent to about 37,000 pastors of other denominations on a gift basis.[22] ISSN 0026-5314
  • Liberty, devoted to religious freedom
  • Listen, drug education for teens
  • Message, mission with an urban edge
  • Shabbat Shalom, aimed at facilitating dialogue between Jews and Christians
  • Vibrant Life, about the health message
  • Winner, drug education for late primary school age
  • Women of Spirit, for women

Pacific Press Publishing Association[edit]

The Pacific Press Publishing Association:

South Pacific[edit]

Signs Publishing Company in Warburton, Victoria, Australia is the church publisher of the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists. The three major magazines it publishes are:[23]

  • Signs of the Times, an easy-reading magazine in a format similar to Reader's Digest, the flagship publication of Signs Publishing Company for distribution in the South Pacific. It has a circulation of 45,000
  • Record is a weekly news magazine aimed at churchmembers, issued freely to churches. Circulation of 26,000
  • Edge is targeted at young adults, and published bimonthly by Signs Publishing.

Asia[edit]

  • Catalyst, published from Mission College in Thailand
  • Kerala Adventist Chronicle Is the official magazine of southwest India union of SDA

Independent[edit]

These may be significantly left or right of the Adventist mainstream, or may just be published by an independent organization.

Historic Adventism[edit]

More moderate[edit]

Progressive/liberal Adventism[edit]

Adventist Archives[edit]

"The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is the world administrative center for the denomination. Its Archives houses records covering the entire period of the church's history. Patrons are able to trace the development of the church through these records, which include legal instruments, minutes, reference files, reports, correspondence, publications, recordings, films, video and audio tapes, and photographs. The Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research is commissioned to preserve all materials produced by the General Conference.

"Holdings of the General Conference Archives presently total over 10,000 linear feet, and are stored primarily in a fireproof, climate-controlled vault. They are arranged according to general categories" one of which is 'Periodicals.'

...

"The General Conference Archives contains one of the largest and most complete collections of English-language Seventh-day Adventist periodicals to be found anywhere. There are over 750 titles, many of them beginning with the first issue."

Source: General Conference Archives

The General Conference Archives can be accessed HERE.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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