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The Green Bible equips and encourages you to see God's vision for creation and helps you engage in the work of healing and sustaining it. With over 1,000 references to the earth in the Bible, compared to 490 references to heaven and 530 references to love, the Bible carries a powerful message for the earth. This Green-Letter edition of the Bible highlights scriptures in green ink that teach about God's care for creation and how God interacts with creation, in an effort to bring greater awareness to how this message is woven throughout the Old and New Testaments. Essays from leading conservationists and theologians on how to read the Bible through a "green lens" as well as a green topical index and Green Bible Trail Guide for personal study will be paired with teachings throughout the ages to show people how caring for God's creation is not only a calling, but a lifestyle.
- Green-Letter Edition - verses that speak to God's care for creation will be highlighted in green ink
- Inspirational poems from St. Francis of Assisi and Wendell Berry
- Essays from key leaders and thinkers on various aspects of scripture and its mandate for creation care
- Quotes from Christian teachings throughout the ages from St. Augustine to C.S. Lewis
- A green topical index
- Green Bible Trail study guide
- Appendix to include information on ways to get involved and practical steps to take
- Printed on recycled paper, using soy-based ink, with a cotton/linen cover
- Utilizes the NRSV translation
Number of Pages: 1408
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.75 X 5.75 X 1.25 (inches)
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Text Size: 8 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: No
Page Gilding: None
Page Edges: White
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The Green Bible will equip and encourage you to see God's vision for creation and help you engage in the work of healing and sustaining it. This first Bible of its kind includes inspirational essays from key leaders such as N. T. Wright, Barbara Brown Taylor, Brian McLaren, Matthew Sleeth, Pope John Paul II, and Wendell Berry. As you read the scriptures anew, The Green Bible will help you see that caring for the earth is not only a calling, but a lifestyle.
GuillaumeDPortland, ORAge: 45-54Gender: male1 Stars Out Of 5Yet another bunny trail to "godliness".March 29, 2011GuillaumeDPortland, ORAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1"Greenolatry", "Environmentolatry" No one denies that as Christians, we are to be responsible stewards for whatever the LORD has given to us. But the fact that the current Church is so spiritually anemic is emphatically proven by the very creation and marketing of such a product. I agree with John; liberal hogwash! Scripture is clear (and no, the NUMBER of times that something is mentioned does NOT correlate to its importance) that we are not of this world, we are the of the kingdom of God. All things will be renewed. Instead of wasting money on yet another product, sell your big screen TV's and teach the kids to play cribbage!
MJ4 Stars Out Of 5Neat environmental perspectiveNovember 21, 2010MJQuality: 2Value: 3Meets Expectations: 4It always surprises me when I discover a new type of Bible and that I have with the Green Letter Bible. Using an adapted method off of a Red Letter Bible with the words of Jesus Christ, this Bible uses green letters where the scripture talks about the environment. As a person who tries to recycle and use more natural products I could be better, but I try do something. Finding a Bible that is a full on study guide for a series of Bible studies on the care of creation and God's role is refreshing and exciting.
When I first got my hand on a copy in the new trade paperback version I was impressed to see just how many green passages there were. I have always thought of creation as special, but never really put down to how much the Bible talks about it. I think this Bible is a great tool to add for some reflective study on living your life and the things that you interact with, however I would not choose this to be your sole Bible. The essays in the front are very interesting. As long as you as a reader keep your focus on Christ's purpose in the Bible, this is a great addition to your shelf.
*Thanks to HarperOne for providing a copy for review.*
James a pastorClayton, NCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5April 15, 2010James a pastorClayton, NCAge: 45-54Gender: maleThe Green Bible is a Bible that makes us look deeply at the covenant that was given to humanity to take care of God's creation. It's not about worshipping the creature or creation. It is about being good stewards. In reference to the NRSV being a mistranslation, one must be aware of the dates of the codices that were used for translation. Scholars worldwide know that the KJV was taken from a flawed codex. The key is that God gave Adam in the Garden a task, and Adam has not lived up to that task. All of humanity needs to be aware that the earth is not ours to abuse and use for selfish purposes.
Dee HixsonCaliforniaAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5March 29, 2010Dee HixsonCaliforniaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleI really like this bible, i even covered it with a homemade paper bag cover. I like the size and all the extra sources. If you like eco-friendly products you will love this bible. I really like the green font on some of the verses. The downside is very minor and Im just adding them in by hand, the references to show where in the OT did a quote come from when it is used in the NT.
Martin Farrell5 Stars Out Of 5February 26, 2009Martin FarrellThe Green Bible is a long time in coming! Too often Christians in the West have been taught to ignore God's presence within His Creation. Hopefully, this will give them an appreciation for His Revelation in both Creation and the Scriptures. Can be get a study bible next?