In a recent post a wrote I presented an interpretation of the cover design in Faith Without Illusions: Following Jesus as a Cynic-Saint. I was so thrilled when I noticed that Cindy Kiple, the cover’s designer, actually offered a comment! It kind of felt as though someone famous entered the cyber-stage unexpectedly. Though you could read her comment under the earlier post, I wanted to give her words a little more of a spotlight:
You nailed it on the creative process with this cover design. When I found the guy in white moving down the road but looking back as if a bit reluctant I thought, “Bingo! That guy is a “cynic-saint”! I added the church building to the image for the very reasons you articulated and I played with the color and contrast in the whole picture to get that “grim but hopeful” feeling.
I’m so glad that you like the design! And though I do design a lot of covers, I don’t forget them! And I have my favorites, of which this is one. Blessings! Cindy
When you are a no-name, first-time author and folks give this kind of labor-intensive focus on your stuff, then it means a lot. “Grim but hopeful.” I like the sound—and look—of that. Thanks, Cindy…..