A review of The Poverty and Justice Bible – Grace + TruthBy Jon Kuhrt this review was first published on Community Mission in The Bible Society have produced a version of the Bible which highlights in vivid orange the verses in the Bible that relate to poverty and justice. When it comes to books such as Amos or James, the majority of the page turns orange. Do we really need another version of the Bible? Do we need orange highlights to tell us that God cares passionately about poverty and injustice? I had all these questions when I first heard about the idea but when I saw the Bible for the first time it challenged my skepticism.
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A review of The Poverty and Justice Bible
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I commend it to you. Almost every page of the Bible speaks of God's heart for the poor. His concern for the marginalised. His compassion for the oppressed. His call for justice. Using the clear Contemporary English Version CEV text, it highlights more than 2, verses that spell out God's attitude to poverty and justice.
With bright orange highlighting, a quick glance is all you need to see that God cares about the poor — a lot. True enough, the Bible has a great deal to say about poverty and justice. The Bible does not support the idea of a welfare State. This is not to say that the Bible is indifferent to the poor. Not at all. Private charity is the biblical model.
Shit , that's ridiculous. That verse was cited as part of justice? Sounds more like a parody from The Chaser's War on Everything I wonder if they highlighted all of the verses which suggest that wealth and health are a gift from God for obedience, much like the various prosperity preachers? I'm guessing not, because that would imply poverty was a punishment from God for not obeying Him. Steve, that's why you should publish you own version of the Bible, the only one true intelectually honest, the SAB.