he Adventists jumped onto the Amazon best-seller list for the first time. It reached number two for best selling documentary films in the category of religion, second only to Religulous (as of May 21).It also reached #26 overall for documentary films nationally.
Produced by Journey films, The Adventists is a new and highly acclaimed documentary film for PBS TV stations that explores the history and contemporary story of the Seventh-day Adventist Church through its health message.
“Breaking onto the best-seller list shows how the film not only has support within the Adventist communities, but mainstream America as well,” says filmmaker Martin Doblmeier – who currently has two other films on the Amazon best-selling list for documentary/religion –BONHOEFFER and The Power of Forgiveness.
“At the heart of the film is a story about an American-born faith tradition with an approach to health care anchored in a profound belief that the body is the Temple of the God,” Doblmeier added. “That core belief has made Adventists some of the longest living people on the planet – living on average 7-10 years longer than most Americans.”