A new holy Bible study guide, “Bible Album: Art Book,” by Esdras Pierre Etrenne, pairs more than 1,600 of the most profound Bible verses with inspiring artwork that leaves the reader inspired by each of the 66 magnificent books of the Bible.
“The Bible Album is a work of art I made to shine a light on the gentle beauty of scripture,” said Etrenne, who spent more than two years creating this comprehensive artwork. “A lot of times people can get bogged down by how long the Bible is and how daunting it is to pick it up. This book makes it very easy to take in key pieces of scripture. I took some of the most revered verses from every book, so it gives readers a flavor of each book of the Bible in a very pleasant way. Hopefully, this work allows for easier absorption of the beauty of scripture.”
Some pairings were highly intentional. For example, for Genesis 1:1, a picture of the world is paired with the very first verse of the Bible. Most pairings are more general.
“Each photo was specifically selected because of the magnitude of awe that it generates for God’s word breathed, His magnificent creation,” he said. The book is an art piece of the highest caliber of elegance and craftsmanship. “For each verse I hand-picked to be a part of this collection, I also curated a unique photo of creation, God’s word breathed and made manifest, to be paired with the verse. A key point of the book’s design is that the Word of God in the text is paired with the Word of God Breathed, Creation.”
Readers can enter a drawing to receive one of 100 free copies of the e-book via a Goodreads promotion. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/75648820-bible-album Winners will be announced at the end of February.
Readers can pick up any page in the book to look for inspiration.
“I’ve noticed many people are struggling because of how difficult life can be and how life can be challenging. The verses are very uplifting, and seeing the pictures of nature takes you out of your current situation. It reminds you that there’s so much beauty in the world and so much goodness. And you can have faith and believe that things can turn out okay,” he said. “I wanted to build something positive for society that would last. I really enjoy contributing positively to society and being as impactful as possible in that way. I pray God blesses the world through this work for generations to come. It’s a tough world! Full of sorrows and heartbreaks, but there is a light. And this book shines a light on that light.”
The e-book uses the New Heart English Bible version.
“To my knowledge, this is the first and only comprehensive work of its kind, with all 66 books of the Holy Bible represented,” said Etrenne, a first-generation Haitian American born to Haitian immigrants of Christian Faith. He was born and raised in Chicago.
The verses are beautiful and uplifting.
“Along with the artwork, the verses can take you out of your current situation so you can see that things can turn out okay,” said Etrenne, an artist who also works primarily as a software engineer who focuses on design aesthetics. “I am an artist with a dream of contributing positively to society in all my work. I hope my first book, ‘Bible Album: Art Book,’ can inspire many for many years to come,” he said. “I pray this work is a warm light to mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters of every nation and tongue.”
The eco-friendly book is available only in digital form.
To read “Bible Album: Art Book” in color, use the Kindle App for mobile or tablet, Kindle Cloud Reader for web, or a color-supporting Kindle. “Bible Album: Art Book” can also be read on traditional Kindle readers in black and white.
To read more of the author’s vision and thoughts about the book, go to Goodreads.