SALT LAKE CITY — Open the Book of Romans and you are greeted with two full-page photos. On the left-hand side is a woman in a black dress, eyes closed, hands painted gold, against a purple backdrop. On the right-hand side is a man in a black T-shirt, hands also painted gold, against a red backdrop. Flip the page and you land on several paragraphs of text, printed on top of a photograph of a body of water ringed by mountains at sunset.

It’s exactly the kind of book — artfully designed, expensive-looking, and beautiful — that would show up in the typical millennial Instagram post, placed just so on a pale wood table next to a cup of coffee and a potted succulent.

It’s a Bible for the 21st century, said Bryan Ye-Chung, 25, one of the co-founders of Alabaster Co., a Los Angeles-based company that integrates contemporary photography into individual books of the Bible.

“We’re really interested in seeing how imagery changes the way you interact with the text,” Ye-Chung said. “If you look at millennials and Gen Zers, we’re very visually based people. Everyone has a smartphone with a camera. Everyone is consuming visual media. We wanted to bring …read more

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