Two millennials are making headlines for creating Bibles geared toward their generation.
At the helm of this innovative concept are 24-year-old Bryan Chung and 30-year-old Brian Chung, who met while both serving in the campus ministry InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Southern California, Fox News reported.
The two friends come from creative backgrounds and decided to use their skills to start a company creating biblically themed books that could appeal to young people. The result is their company, Alabaster.
"We are taking a really rich history and using imagery in a much more modern way," Bryan Chung told Fox News of the books they designed. "We want to be able to reach a younger audience – more in tune to what millennials are up to."
The pair launched their company in 2016 on Kickstarter, successfully printing their first range of books, "Alabaster: The Bible Beautiful," shortly after. The project raised $62,000, according to Kickstarter. Backers included Hillsong and Bethel churches, according to Fox News.
According to their website, the duo have made the books available on Amazon while launching new projects and planning for the future "all with the same passion: explore the intersection of creativity, beauty, and faith for the sake of a more beautiful human flourishing."
Talking about their company’s main objectives, Brian Chung told Fox News they were trying to "use the imagery to show a deeper understanding that the modern English reader might not see."
Since launching Alabaster, the two friends have released a range of six coffee table-style books that includes the four gospels, Romans, and Psalms. They hope to release Proverbs this month and Genesis next month with the ultimate goal of eventually publishing all 66 books of the Bible.
"I think there’s something about art that moves us in ways that just reading something can’t," Bryan Chung told Fox News. "How a reader might see the Scripture."
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