One of the youth I serve showed my his new Chronicle Book on the “E Street band and Bruce Springsteen”. I don’t know if you’ve seen these books yet or not but the way they do history is by getting the rights to reproducing memorabilia from the band’s personal life as well as things that concert goers of the period would have seen like posters or would have held onto like VIP back stage passes. Its a really cool way of doing history, that keeps you interested from the first page to the last.

I couldn’t help but think that this style of doing history needs to be adopted by our mainstream companies like Zondervan or Baker or IVP. Imagine a New Testament intro book with reproductions of ancient manuscripts or reproductions of wax tablets, etc. How cool would it be to pull out a tin coin as an exact replica of a denari. Or move it further back and do some really neat ANE replica’s. I mean lets face it if we’re paying 50$ or more it would be nice to walk away with some really neat replica’s…

Chronicle Books has a blogsite that’s worth checking out if your in the printing industry or if you’re a hobby scrap booker of sorts.