Sunday, March 16, 2008

Eco-Bibles? Hallelujah!

The Earth is the Lord's and All its Fullness” (Psalm 24:1). Yep, the first book ever to be printed is sprouting some greenery with an Eco-Friendly bible by The Thomas Nelson Bible Group.

The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Daily Bible contains recycled fiber by paper manufacturer, Domtar (exact specifications and percentages of recycled fiber were not disclosed), and is wholly Forest Stewardship Council certified.

The text of this NKJV Bible is arranged in 365 portions, each including devotional insights derived from Dr. Stanley's Life Principles Bible. The full text of the Bible is broken into daily readings so you can read the Bible in a year.

Thomas Neslon also announced that they will be making a donation with the Arbor Day Foundation for copies of The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Daily Bible sold starting on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) through Arbor Day (April 25th). Their company's goals are to reduce paper usage at least 30% by 2012, and to do so by printing less copies per title and improving the way supply meets real demand. By 2012 they also aim to use 30% recycled fiber (majority being post-consumer waste) in their products.

With the Vatican recently announcing pollution to be regarded as a new sin, we can only hope to see more and more main stream religious leaders taking a stand and acting as leaders on climate change.

Eylon @ Eco-Libris
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