Why a Green Bible

 

On February 19th, we announced that going forward we’re only going to publish Bibles that meet certain environmental standards. Many people have emailed me and sent thanks for the stand we’re taking and also asked, “why?” Let me explain:

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First, it’s the right thing to do.

Second, if you don’t understand the first reason, read it again. It is the right thing to do. God has given us a tremendous gift in His Word and put us in a remarkable physical space in which to enjoy it. He’s called us to take care of this place we call earth and let’s face it, we’ve ignored it.  Years ago I was given a Christmas gift from a good friend. I liked it, but I ignored using it for some time. The next time I saw my friend, I was really embarrassed when he asked, “Are you having fun with your Christmas gift?” He was so happy to give me the gift, but suddenly so disappointed that I hadn’t taken the time to actually use it and enjoy it.

Thomas Nelson is a huge publisher of Bibles. In any given year we ship over ten million Bibles to customers. It’s our hope that this move will at least be a start to better stewardship of our resources and give customers the feeling that we care enough about the Word of God to package it in something that will never damage the other precious gift He’s given to us – this beautiful planet.

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3 Responses to “Why a Green Bible”

  1. Wayne,
    Very well said! I don’t know why Christians have such a hard time getting this. It seems like a logical extension of the whole concept of stewardship. Conservative Christians, especially, should be conservationists. The two ideas are related. Duh!
    Thanks,
    Mike

  2. Pete Wilson says:

    Wayne- I must admit I’m embarrassed by how slow I’ve moved at taking conservation issues series in my life. I am so glad to see Thomas Nelson once again taking the lead!

  3. Pete Wilson says:

    Wayne- I must admit I’m embarrassed by how slow I’ve moved at taking conservation issues series in my life. I am so glad to see Thomas Nelson once again taking the lead!

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