I am posting a sneak peek at the gorgeous cover of my book, Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family, which will be published by Beacon Press on October 22, 2013. The designers at Beacon Press worked with metaphors from the book to come up with an abstract cover that communicates the warmth and creative synergy of successful interfaith families. I love the translucence, the watercolor paper texture, the handmade feel, and the mystery of it.
The manuscript for Being Both is done, and heading into production. (Believe it or not, you can even pre-order a copy on Amazon now, eight months ahead of the publication date.) And we are already scheduling speaking events for the book launch next fall.
Because I have been writing this book, on some level, for my entire adult life, it feels strange to let go of the text. But I am also thrilled to begin the next phase–joining in a national conversation about the benefits of interfaith education for interfaith children. Whether or not they agree with our educational philosophy, I believe that religious thinkers, leaders, and teachers will need and want to read this book in order to better understand our grassroots movement. And to all of the interfaith families, in my life and online, who contributed to this group effort: thank you! Soon you will have the book in your hands.