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About "CEV Poverty and Justice Bible (Australian Edition)"
Officially launched in September 2009 at Parliament House Canberra and presented to PM Kevin Rudd, this Bible has brought a loud and timely reminder of the Bible's compassion for the poor and oppressed and its call to urgent action.
CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH VERSION
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. The Poverty and Justice Bible highlights more than 2,000 verses that spell out God's attitude to poverty and justice.
This edition includes endorsements from notable Australian Christian leaders including Rev Tim Costello (World Vision Australia), Rt Rev Robert Forsyth (Bishop of Sydney), Amanda Jackson (Micah Challenge), Darlene Zschech (Hillsong worship leader), Mark de Jong (Parachute Music), and many more.
The Poverty and Justice Bible also features in-depth studies and practical suggestions on tackling poverty and injustice.
Journal also available (# 297776).
Customer Reviews For "CEV Poverty and Justice Bible (Australian Edition)"Write Your Own Review
Focusing on poverty and justice, this thematic bible highlights all the passages referencing this theme in stand-out orange throughout the entire bible. It is impossible to miss these passages as the colour directs the eye right to these themes that were so central to Jesus' ministry. A section dedicated to social justice in action has been added, stepping the reader through various contemporary issues, with scripture and prayer points for each topic. While the highlighted text is a bold and interesting idea, some of the selected scripture seems out of place when read in context with the surrounding verses and chapters. Examples of this include the Israelites suffering from failed crops or other maladies as a direct punishment from God for their sins. It could be argued that this is central to the justice theme, but this bible is aiming to inspire people to serve others, to go out and make a difference and fight against poverty and injustice. These passages inadvertently cast God as the "oppressor" via the macro theme of the devotionals. The CEV is a contemporary thought-for-thought translation, and while some of modern language can appear out of place in the historical settings of the bible, it is a smooth, engrossing read. In two short months I have read more of my bible than I have in the year preceding in my other translations. For the story of God in an easy to read format, try the CEV.