Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New Update on The Green Bible



New update on the upcoming NRSV Green Bible:

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.

The date for publication is October 7. If you go to the Green Bible site at Harper Collins, the page includes a thorough "browse inside" feature that allows you to see quite a few pages of this new Bible. I do, however, have one question: Why aren't they including an edition with the Deuterocanonicals? It seems wierd to have a Bible with an essay from John Paul II and prayers from St. Francis, yet not have it with all the Catholic Old Testament books.

2 comments:

Kevin Sam said...

Tim, it would be interesting see which verses are highlighted green.

I'm going to add you to my blogroll.

John Ox said...

As a publising Co. they are appealing to the masses. Non-Catholics, prefer to have the Deuterocanonicals out.
Or even they are following in th way of the KJV printers, who left out the Deuterocanicals to save, Paper and price.
Maybe we ought to have a pettition to let thm know how we feel