Book Cover

10 Aug

I have been writing a book for the last year or so, and I am coming to the end of the process. I have changed the title from Inner Change to Shape Shifters and the designer has just finished the book cover.

With a little tweaking this is what the final cover will look like. So what do you think about the design?

Do you love it?

Do you hate it?

What about the title?

What does it make you think of?


Posted by on August 10, 2008 in Ministry



5 responses to “Book Cover

  1. Shane Ogle

    August 11, 2008 at 4:12 am

    I like it. The title is very intriguing — the cover looks cool — it would at least cause me to pick it up off the shelf and read the back cover or fly-leaf. I would more than likely end up buying it as a result.

    Shapeshifters and the Trinty — very interesting. As they might say in days gone by, “INDEED!”



  2. Derek Vreeland

    August 11, 2008 at 5:37 am

    Shane, thanks for the feedback. The book will be ready by the end of the September if you want to get a copy.


  3. faithworshiplife

    August 11, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Hey Derek,

    Your book sounds interesting. And Rebekah has really enjoyed helping you out. She’s commented on several points in your book that struck her and has continued to process them.

    I think your title is quite fascinating. Perhaps you know this, but “shapeshifters” are a common facet of cultural mythologies … often of human-into-violent-animal-and-back-again transformations.

    If you did this on purpose, it is rather cool imagery. Instead of the person transforming into the monster, the monster tranforms into the righteousness of God.

    Even though you have a picture of a butterfly on it, I’m still going to read it and am looking very forward to it.

  4. Derek Vreeland

    August 11, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    I cannot thank Rebekah enough for her help.

    Yes the butterfly. I almost said “no butterflies!” But I like the one on the cover because he is shadowy.

    The Shape Shifters title was on purpose. This is from the introduction of the book…

    Various cultures throughout the centuries have told stories of shape shifters as a part of their folklore. Shape shifters have been depicted as people, animals, or some other mythic creature. They have appeared in Homer’s The Odyssey, throughout Greek mythology, Celtic mythology, British fairy tales, and various forms of Asian folklore. In popular American culture, modern shape shifters appear in various werewolf tales, in the beloved children’s story The Beauty and The Beast, in the ever-popular Shrek series, and in various science fiction series like Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Collectively, we seem to have an interest in human beings (and mythological creatures) who can change shape, who can shift from one form to another.

  5. faithworshiplife

    August 12, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Hey great minds think alike … Ha Ha. The background metaphor makes your book seem quite fascinating to me … and very masculine … thus the “shadowy” butterfly.

    Great Work!



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