Get the book that Publishers Weekly says “will inspire contemplation on how to live in harmony with nature and the power of conservation.”
As we face huge environmental challenges—including more frequent and intense hurricanes, floods, and forest fires, and widespread plastic pollution—Eco Bible shows how the Bible itself and its great scholars embrace care for God’s creation as a fundamental and living message.
In Volume 1 of Eco Bible, Rabbi Yonatan Neril & Rabbi Leo Dee have brought together over three millennia of religious wisdom and contemporary scientific thought regarding human health, biodiversity, and clean air, land, and water.
Professor Bill Brown, Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Georgia 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.”
Through commentaries on the Hebrew Bible that fit perfectly with your daily study, Eco Bible reveals a spiritually grounded vision for both long-term sustainability and immediate environmental mindfulness and action.
Each section ends with suggested action items for fulfilling the blessing of all life, for changing course to preserve God’s creation, and for sustaining human life in harmony with nature and all of God’s creatures.
Applying the teachings of the Hebrew Bible to stewardship of God’s creation is not just an idea for today, but essential for a future in which we achieve a balanced, worldwide ecosystem and thrive on a planet viable for all life.
Publishers Weekly calls 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 is your guide to creating a more sustainable life in pursuit of recreating paradise here on earth.
Volume 1 explores Genesis and Exodus, and Volume 2 (2021) explores Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, altogether covering 450 verses in the Five Books of Moses/Pentateuch/Old Testament.
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“Almost as soon as I began reading, I knew that the Eco Bible would be a long term companion for me as I work to care for God’s creation and encourage other people of faith to do the same. Most communities of environmentalists I’ve encountered are heavily burdened by grim predictions of the future, which create an atmosphere of pessimism and disillusionment. What is unique to a Biblical perspective is hope, the “knowledge that we can choose; that we can learn from our mistakes and act differently next time.” The focus of environmentalism in the Eco Bible is completely different from a secular sense of hopelessness: here there is a spiritual conviction that we can and must turn from our destructive actions and live as we were created to: in peaceful, mutually beneficial flourishing with all that is.”
Yonatan Neril is a member of the Faith-Based Advisory Council of the UN Interagency Task Force and the advisory board of the Alliance For The Care Of Our Common Home: A Joint Initiative of the Pontifical Universities in Rome. Raised in California, Yonatan completed an M.A. and B.A. from Stanford University with a focus on global environmental issues, and received rabbinical ordination in Israel. He currently lives with his wife, Shana and their two children in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Leo Dee received a Master’s in Engineering from Cambridge University, a Master’s in Public Health from Hebrew University, and rabbinical ordination in Israel. Following six years as a community Rabbi in the United Kingdom, he moved to Israel where he has worked in the Israeli financial community and within the field of Responsible Investment. He serves as director of programs at The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development. He lives near Jerusalem with his wife, Lucy, and their children.