Introducing the Green Bible

Environmentally aware Christians may be interested in the new…Green Bible.

The cover is made of cotton and linen and has a sack-like feel. The pages are made in part from recycled paper. The ink is soy-based.

Over 1,000 verses that highlight the importance of the planet and the environment are highlighted in, you guessed it, green.

Opening the Green Bible to any page, I just pointed to Psalm 66, which includes two verses in green: “All the earth worships you; they sing praises to you, sing praises to your name.” and “He turned the sea into dry land; they passed through the river on foot. There we rejoiced in him,…”

green_site_book_04.gifThe Bible includes essays by N.T. Wright, Pope John Paul II and others, and a foreword by Desmond Tutu, who writes: “The future of our fragile, beautiful planet home is in our hands. As God’s family, we are stewards of God’s creation.”

An endorsement by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the head of Orthodox Christianity, looks like this: “The abuse of nature and mistreatment of its invaluable resources are tantamount to sin. May The Green Bible offer opportunity for a new beginning and repentance of our past ways.”

The Green Bible, published by HarperOne, goes for $29.95.

The Sierra Club, the Humane Society and the National Council of Churches have all played a role in promoting the Green Bible.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.