ALABASTER Beauty Bible

Bible's Description

Genesis

The Book of Genesis: A book on beginning, a story on living in the light of a covenant-making God.                                        

Design aspects: This book is 232 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full color on uncoated paper.

The dimensions are 19 cm x 24.1 cm.

Esther

The Book of Esther: A curious, exciting book—on experiencing God at work amidst chance-encounters, fate, and divine providence.

Design aspects: This book is 120 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full color on uncoated paper.

The dimensions are 19 cm x 24.1 cm.

Job

The Book of Job: a unique exploration of wisdom, inviting humanity to trust in God's character amidst woeful, bewildering suffering.

Design aspects: This book is 156 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full color on uncoated paper.

The dimensions are 19 cm x 24.1 cm.

Psalms

The Book of Psalms: Raw, honest poems telling the story of humans and the desire to know God.                                                    

Design aspects: This book is 232 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full color on uncoated paper.

The dimensions are 19 cm x 24.1 cm.

Proverbs

The Book of Proverbs: A book on wisdom, teaching humans how to live well in the world.                                                               

Design aspects: This book is 120 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full color on uncoated paper.

The dimensions are 19 cm x 24.1 cm.

Ecclesiastes

The Book of Ecclesiastes: A book that shows us—amidst the fleetingness of life—to embrace contentment in the present, release anxious worries about the future, and trust in God.

Design aspects: This book is 120 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full color on uncoated paper.

The dimensions are 19 cm x 24.1 cm.

Song of Songs

The Song of Songs: beautiful, vivid poetry celebrating a universal desire of humanity—love.   

Design aspects: This book is 120 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full color on uncoated paper.

The dimensions are 19 cm x 24.1 cm.

Isaiah

The Book of Isaiah: A poetic, prophetic book on finding hope in God amidst failure, injustice and suffering. 

Design aspects: This book is 232 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full color on uncoated paper.

The dimensions are 19 cm x 24.1 cm.

Gospel of Matthew

The Gospel of Matthew: a thoughtful book on promise and fulfillment, showing us what it means for Jesus to be Immanuel—God with us.

Design aspects: This book is 120 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full color on uncoated paper.

The dimensions are 19 cm x 24.1 cm.

Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark: a powerful, energetic book that shows us what it means to walk in faith alongside Jesus—the suffering-servant.                        

Design aspects: This book is 120 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full color on uncoated paper.

The dimensions are 19 cm x 24.1 cm.

Gospel of Luke

The Gospel of Luke: an elegant, generous book showing us how Jesus invites all of humanity to the new family of God.                    

Design aspects: This book is 120 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full color on uncoated paper.

The dimensions are 19 cm x 24.1 cm.

Gospel of John

The Gospel of John: a unique book that shows us how we all experience God's love and gift of eternal life through the incarnation of Jesus.

Design aspects: This book is 120 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full color on uncoated paper.

The dimensions are 19 cm x 24.1 cm.

Romans

The Book of Romans: A history-shaping text, with visual imagery and thoughtful design.                                             

Design aspects: This book is 156 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full color on uncoated paper.

The dimensions are 19 cm x 24.1 cm.

Revelation

The Book of Revelation: An unveiling of hope that encourages all of God's people to remain faithful amidst suffering and tribulations.

Design aspects: This book is 156 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full color on uncoated paper.

The dimensions are 19 cm x 24.1 cm.

What We Believe

Beauty matters in our understanding of who God is. We live in a visual culture.

Everyone makes images and we are shaped by what we see. We value bringing this visual reality to a faith-based context. We believe in the divine inspiration, trustworthiness and authority of the Bible—and we bring this into everything we make and do.

Kalos is the word for beauty in the original Greek; it literally means beautiful as a sign of inward goodness.

This means beauty isn’t just an aesthetic—it’s a way of going through the world. To live beautifully is to live a life that contributes to human flourishing—in our work, in our relationships, in our communities.

Alabaster bibles Q&A

AlabasterThe Bible is an aesthetic Bible with visual images, like an art /life magazine.

Alabaster It was founded by two young Chinese Christians studying visual design in Los Angeles, USA. (Bryan Chung & Brian Chung)The Chinese version of the Bible has been distributed in Asia since last year.

FounderBrianWhen I received my first copy of the traditional Bible at the University Fellowship, I thought the layout was tight and dense, the thin paper and the plain black cover looked serious and intimidating, not friendly enough for the young generation who live with a lot of images, so the Bible designed and published by them looks like a textured life magazine, and this design is indeed inspired by the independent magazines that you and I are familiar with《Kinfolk》with《Drift》,Therefore, in addition to adding a large number of pictures, they have also changed the text to an easy-to-read and modern sans serif font, and deliberately used a large amount of white space to create a sense of tranquility when reading, bringing the reader more room for reflection. We also hope to reach more people with the Gospel. We hope to bring the Gospel to more people, especially young Chinese people, so that they can get rid of their prejudice against the Bible.

Currently, a total of13/14(esther)This Bible, our team has been working hard to bring all66We have volumes to bring to you. If you want a volume, please leave your information and let us know!

AlabasterThe Bible is translated into the Chinese language and is commonly used in Chinese churches.(CUV)and a new popular translation in English(NLT).We believe in the Bible's divine inspiration, faithfulness and authority. We believe in the divine inspiration, trustworthiness and authority of the Bible. Therefore, we have woven visual images into the full text of each book of the Bible.

We are working on expanding the books to other translations. If you have a translation you would like, please let us know by leaving your information

Our creative team conducts biblical research and original design/graphic production, and most of the works are designed and photographed by the founders themselves. Each book has a theme color, for example, the Psalms portrays different rich and natural moods, so we use various earth tones (green, brown and tan) to echo each other in the process. Therefore, the whole production process usually takes about5months.

Our bibles are printed in Hong Kong and Canada