THE GREEN BIBLE
saw everything that
he had made, and indeed, it was very good." (Genesis 1:31)
"green" version of
the Bible with Foreword by Desmond Tutu hit the book shops in
paper is 10% recycled
(which is the industry standard), its ink soy-based, and its cover of
cotton/linen produced in factories that purify their wastewater before
releasing it. 1,000 verses that mention aspects of nature appear in
through the Bible. There are the Garden and Noah's olive branch. The
oaks under which Abraham met with angels. The "tree standing by the
waterside" in Psalms. And there is Jesus, the self-proclaimed "true
vine," who describes the Kingdom of Heaven as a mustard seed that grows
into a tree "where birds can nest."
J. M. Sleeth says in The Green Bible's introduction, "creation
at the very core of our Christian walk."
environmentally conscious, and many Evangelicals are "Greenies".
Bible articles by
"Anonymous" in Investigator have defended the
conservation of nature (#32), opposed cruelty to animals (#29), and
warned of climate change (#6; #117).
Green Bible is the New Revised Standard Version.
NRSV 2008, Harper Collins, USA
Biema, D. Time,
September 29, 2008, p. 43.