Rabbi Yonatan Neril & Rabbi Lee Dee
What can the Bible say about ecology? As people worldwide face huge ecological challenges—including growing hurricanes, floods, droughts, forest fires, and plastic pollution—the groundbreaking Eco Bible dives into this question. Drawing on 3,500 years of religious ethics and teaching, the book shows how the Bible itself and its great scholars embrace care for God's creation as a fundamental and living message. Eco Bible both informs readers and inspires spiritual commitment and action to protect all of God’s creation.
Eco Bible has been a #1 bestseller on multiple Amazon Kindle categories. This “Earth Bible” is a great read for those interested in Jewish and Christian social issues. It also represents an important contribution to eco theology, and to the spiritual ecology movement. Publishers Weekly called the book an "insightful analysis" which "will inspire contemplation on how to live in harmony with nature and the power of conservation. Ecologically minded readers interested in the Hebrew Bible will love this."
Eco Bible Volume 2 explores Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Eco Bible Volumes 1 and 2 together cover 400 verses in the Five Books of Moses / Pentateuch / Old Testament. By linking faith and science, Eco Bible connects religion with contemporary scientific thought regarding human health, biodiversity, the environment, and clean air, land, and water. It also contains hundreds of practical action items. Eco Bible can be read individually, in faith and community groups, and used for teaching in both faith and environmental education settings.
Professor Bill Brown, Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, calls Eco Bible “a rich repository of insights…for people of faith to move forward with wisdom, inspiration, and hope, all for the sake of God’s good creation.” Applying Biblical wisdom to stewardship, conservation, and creation care is essential for a future where we live in balance and thrive on a planet that remains viable for all life. At a time of both ecological and spiritual crisis, an ecological reading of the Bible can have profound impact on human behavior, since billions of people worldwide consider it a holy book. Eco Bible uniquely explores the Bible’s deep inspiration for fulfilling the blessing of all life, changing course to preserve God’s creation, and sustaining human life in harmony with nature and all God’s creatures.