July 1, 2009

About This Special Issue

2009 1518 page3 capo Gaius, my dear friend, whom I love in the truth. Dear friend,  hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit” (3 John 1:1, 2, NLT).*

The apostle John’s oft-quoted expression of affection for his friend has reminded Christians through the centuries that truth, health, and spiritual strength are intimately connected. When our minds are clear, our bodies well, and our hearts filled with grace, we begin to experience the abundant life for which we were created, and which Jesus expressly said He came to restore in us.

Seventh-day Adventists have uniquely witnessed to this wholistic concept of human personality for nearly 150 years. This magazine, now in its 160th year, has been a leading advocate of total wellness for many decades, offering its readers thoughtful articles about Bible truth, practical advice about choosing a healthy lifestyle, and a steady diet of nourishing spiritual food.

With this special edition, we bring together a remarkable collection of scientists, medical practitioners, lifestyle educators, and theologians to explore both the timeless and the timely understandings of wellness that emerge from the Word of God and the best of modern medicine. Adventist Review features editor Sandra Blackmer has assembled a striking issue that we know will be of high interest to our regular readers and to the general public, and to which you will return often for insight, motivation, and practical counsel. Additional articles and resources including the full text of articles excerpted here are also available at the magazine’s much-visited Web site.

Browse these pages. Find the motivation you need to make better, more healthy choices. Use the resources here that will help you link to a vibrant community of Christians discovering the abundant life God always intended us to enjoy.

*Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ” 1996, 2004. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.