Adventist Review

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Adventist Review
Executive publisher/editorBill Knott
CategoriesChristian - Seventh-day Adventist
PublisherReview and Herald (Hagerstown, Maryland)
Paid circulationnearly 30,000
First issueJuly 1849, The Present Truth; current title Adventist Review since 1978
CountryUnited States
Based inSilver Spring, Maryland

The Adventist Review is the official newsmagazine of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.[1][2] Commonly known as the Review, it is published weekly by the Review and Herald Publishing Association. The Review and Herald also publishes a sister magazine, Adventist World, and the youth-oriented KidsView. The magazine is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.[3] The current editor of the Adventist Review is Bill Knott. The magazine currently has nearly 30,000 paying subscribers.[2] Its library reference number is OCLC 9572173.


First edition of The Present Truth

The Adventist Review was founded by James and Ellen White in July 1849 as The Present Truth, but the name was changed to The Advent Review and then Second Advent Review and Sabbath Herald (with variations) after being combined with the Advent Herald publication. The name was changed to Adventist Review in 1978. Throughout its history it has been commonly referred to as the Review.[4]

It is known that for certain copies of the earliest issues, 1000 or 2000 copies were printed. In the 1940s paid circulation passed 40,000; and exceeded 50,000 in the 1950s. In 1963 the circulation reached 96,000, but has since diminished. In January 1994 circulation was 250,000 for the first issue of each month, and 40,000 for other issues.[4]

During the 1990s the magazine rotated through four different editions that had regular and feature articles focusing on different church issues and spiritual matters - the North American Division edition, Crosswalk edition, AnchorPoints edition, and Cutting Edge edition. These different editions were phased out with the introduction of Adventist World magazine.

An estimated 33% of Adventists have access to the Review, according to a 2002 worldwide survey of local church leaders.[5]

For more historical information, see the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia, the history article Our Roots and Mission by William Johnsson, or the archives listed in "External links" below.


  • 2010, Associated Church Press (ACP):[6][7]
    • Award of Excellence Feature Article: Magazine, Long Format for “Seeing the Sparrow Fall” by Dixil Rodríguez, November 19
    • Award of Excellence Devotional/Inspirational: Long Format for “Seeing the Sparrow Fall” by Dixil Rodríguez, November 19
    • Award of Merit Illustration, With Article or Cutline for “Church Dropouts,” Bill Tymeson, designer, June 18
    • Award of Merit Publication Website for online edition,
    • Honorable Mention Editorial or Opinion Piece: Magazine for “Good and Green” by Bill Knott, April 9.
    • Honorable Mention Theme Issue, Section, or Series: Magazine for “Good Health: More Than an Apple a Day” by Sandra Blackmer, June 25
    • Honorable Mention Biographical Profile for "I Know He Watches Me" by Stephen Chavez, April 16
  • 2008, Associated Church Press (ACP): two Awards of Excellence, 2 awards of merit[8]
  • 2003, Associated Church Press (ACP): An Award of Excellence, the highest award in the Humor Graphic category, presented to the Adventist Review for "The Tightrope," created by Ralph Butler, for the January 2002 issue[9]


Note that for limited periods, the evidence is uncertain because a group of people are listed as "editors". It is assumed that the first person listed is the head editor.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Adventist Review - Contact Us". Adventist Review. Archived from the original on 13 April 2008. Retrieved April 5, 2008.
  2. ^ a b "About the Review". Adventist Review. Archived from the original on 2008-04-15. Retrieved April 5, 2008.
  3. ^ "Writers Markets". tmost. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d "Adventist Review". Seventh-Day Adventist Encyclopedia. Review & Herald Pub. Assn. pp. 25–29.
  5. ^ "Three Strategic Issues: A World Survey Archived 2008-12-02 at the Wayback Machine". General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 2002. See question 45, on p15, 20 etc
  6. ^ Associated Church Press Best of the Christian Press Awards, Presented May 8, 2010, Arlington, Virginia Archived May 18, 2010, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved May 21, 2010.
  7. ^ Adventist Review magazine garners four top awards from Associated Church Press Retrieved May 21, 2010.
  8. ^ ACP 'Best of the Christian Press' awards Archived 2008-07-06 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved September 30, 2008.
  9. ^ Adventist Review, KidsView Receive Top Awards Retrieved September 30, 2008.

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