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July 2, 2009

Book Review: The Green Bible.

The Good Book just got Good-er: The Green Bible will help reduce impact of the Biggest Best-seller in History.

When Waylon first handed me The Green Bible, I thought it was an environmental book to live by.  Oh boy, how wrong was I.

The Green Bible is literally just an ecofied version of The Bible. I got a little worried: the only time I have ever read The Bible was for my British Literature class at the University of Colorado, and I still have no idea how it was relevant.  It’s not that I do not believe in God or a higher power, but I feel confident enough in myself and my everyday experiences to understand what is right and wrong, and how to (try and) live mindfully every minute of life. With that said, I’m not sure if I’m the best person to review The Green Bible—but I’ll give it a shot.

Visually, I definitely am a fan of the cover, “the all-natural 100% cotton/liner cover material is produced in a green-friendly environment (all air is purified before exhausting into the atmosphere, and all water is purified and recycled.” Nice. That must be the work of God. It is also printed in the U.S. of A—instead of Hong Kong (China) or China itself, as so many books are these days. However, it’s manufactured using only 10 percent post-consumer content? Come on! That’s kind of weak, isn’t it?  Also, wouldn’t the greenest way to read The Bible be online?

[Ed: perhaps, yes. But considering that kazillions of Bibles are printed each year—it’s one of the best selling books in history—we need a green-manufactured version for all those church pews and hotel drawers—they won’t have laptops available for guests in churches or hotels any time soon. ~ WL ed.]

Anywho, what I really like about The Green Bible is that it’s highlighted in green (soy-based) ink the ways in which God created and loved Nature and why we should protect and preserve His creation.

“In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and the dry land which his hands have formed.”

Amen. For more, here’s another review of The Green Bible.

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