This is the kind of bible you’ll want to keep in plain sight inside your home.
Alabaster Co., founded by millennials Bryan Chung and Brian Chung, has revamped the bible with visually-pleasing photos and a minimalistic aesthetic for the Instagram generation. Launched via Kickstarter back in 2016, the two wanted to “create a brand passionate about fully exploring the intersection of creativity, beauty, and faith.”
Instead of being one heavy tome, Alabaster Co.’s bible is split up into its books and printed as Kinfolk-style magazines. Currently for sale are the four Gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John; the Book of Psalms; and the Book of Romans. Each book features original photographs and is written in the easy-to-understand vernacular of the New Living Translation. “We want these books to be true and relevant to millennials,” Bryan Chung told Vox through a phone interview. He shared with The Post in a separate interview, “When we merge art and design with the ancient biblical text, we believe it creates something special. Something that is more approachable to young people and can stir conversation around a topic that is often seen as taboo.”
Alabaster Co. is currently pre-selling its Book of Proverbs which will debut this summer and plans to release the Book of Genesis next.
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