This is a spiritual growth book. I want something to appeal to the expansiveness of the universe (God) but also the expansiveness of a person's identity. There's also an element of life journey.
In going through the design process, I've come to realize there must be enough of a reality of hope. To me this means some green and plushness to contrast the barrenness.
The cosmos alone is not enough to convey "Christian", so there needs to be some Christian element to it also. I don't like putting an open book/bible on the front - seems too retro and too directly symbolic. I want the cover to tell a story symbolically.
The overall feel should be hopeful, not dark or bleak. A dark cover is okay for the cosmos, but there needs to be a significant source of light to be hopeful.
The paperback cover is 6x9 and approximately 200 pages. Even though I've provided mock ups, I'm open to all creative ideas.