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Poverty and Justice Bible, Contemporary English Version (CEV)

The Poverty and Justice Bible, based on the Contemporary English Version (CEV), features over 2,000 highlighted verses and a unique 32-page guide with in-depth studies.

Poverty and Justice Bible, Contemporary English Version (CEV)
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ISBN: 9780564094530

ISBN 10: 0564094536

Dimensions: 220 x 160 x 28 mm

Format: Paperback

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The Bible that reveals God's passion

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 megaphones his voice as never before.

Using the clear Contemporary English Version (CEV) text, it highlights more than 2,000 verses that spell out God's attitude to poverty and justice.

In-depth studies on what to do

And at the core of the groundbreaking Poverty and Justice Bible are in-depth studies and practical suggestions on what we can do to tackle poverty and injustice in our world today.


  • highlights more than 2,000 relevant verses
  • is easy-to-read in the accessible Contemporary English Version translation
  • includes a unique 32-page guide, with in-depth studies, and practical suggestions on what to do next
  • builds on issues raised by influential Christians and public figures including Bono, Rob Bell, Jim Wallis and Tony Campolo.

Why was this Bible produced?

'We want the world to see that the Bible is relevant to life and not full of rules, finger-wagging and old-fashioned ideas,' says Bible Society Chief Executive James Catford.

In fact, on something as contemporary as addressing the issues of poverty and injustice, God got there first. The Bible has something to say about life.

There is a generation of Christian young adults who are passionate about their faith but who struggle to connect it with the Bible. So this Bible starts where they are, with issues close to their heart. This special Poverty and Justice Bible gives them a way to begin to engage with Scripture, and we hope and pray this will be the first of many encounters for them.

This is at the heart of our mission, for people beyond the church to see the Bible as more relevant and help the church engage with it more effectively. This is just as important as our work to make the Bible available. It's all part of the fight against Bible poverty.

What they say...

'To see what God says about poverty and justice is to capture God's heart. This Bible highlights two of the key themes in Scripture. I commend it to you.' Mike Pilavachi.

'Here's proof that faith without a commitment to justice for the poor is a sham, because it ignores the most explicit of all the social concerns of Scripture.' Tony Campolo, sociologist and Christian leader.

See also: Inspire Justice

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