Wednesday, January 7, 2009
The Bible printed green
Last year I went searching online for "green" Bibles to see if any were out there, but never had any luck. Apparently, I was about a year too early because NOW there is one...wait for it...it's called The Green Bible. Some people seem to be offended by it, although I don't fully understand why. Is it the title? Putting "Green" between "The" and "Bible"...hmmmm...yeah, that doesn't sound right. I've been trying to think of another name that would have been more appropriate but cannot think of one. Any ideas? It's still the same Bible of course, just printed green. Also any text that mentions the environment is printed in green ink. Maybe they should have made it a red letter Bible of Jesus's words (which they didn't do) AS WELL as green ink the verses that mention the environment. But not every Bible is a red letter one anyway...mine isn't. Hmmmm....Regardless, I think it's a wonderful thing overall, despite the name and whatnot.
I think the other thing that is bothering people is they think that The Green Bible is going to take away from The Good Book's true intention...but I don't get that honestly at all. Sadly, most Christians don't see the connection between us and the environment, and most ignore that God asked us to be good stewards of the planet and not destroy it. So I think it's a great thing to highlight the MANY verses (over 1,000) in the Bible that focus on His creation as a constant reminder of what we are supposed to be doing (and more importantly, not doing).
Really it's about time that the best-selling book on the planet went "green" as far as I'm concerned! Further details include that it is printed on recycled paper (although I couldn't find a post-consumer percentage anywhere) with soy ink, has a cotton/linen cover, and includes a "green" topical index.
So if you're in need of a new Bible or know someone who is, check out this one that is available at Amazon.