Being Both: The Book Cover

Being Both, Susan Katz Miller

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. 

10 Replies to “Being Both: The Book Cover”

  1. Congratulations Sue! So be-citing, as Molly used to say when she was wittle.


    On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 2:37 PM, On Being Both

  2. Beautiful image for the cover. What a thrill–you’ve been in gestation with this baby of yours for a long time. Looking forward to the birth day (Jonathan’s birthday, so a nice way to remember it for us). Congratulations. xox


  3. What wonderful news to hear this book will soon be available. And impeccable timing as my wife welcomed our Coptic Christian/Jewish/Buddhist Interspiritual son into the world three days ago. May pur son and his generatiom and generations that folow grow up in a world influenced by On Being Both and leading to a day when religious traditions will be both deeply adored for uniqueness yet also seen as a particular cultural, linguistic, and perspective-based view of reality. Bravo! Very excited to read this!

  4. What a great cover for your book – colors, design, and I love the Venn diagram! Look forward to seeing your proofs? and the finished book in the fall. Love to you and family, Fred

  5. Congratulations! I look forward to learning more about your book. You are writing about a topic that is very interesting and one part of my studies of religion. If at all possible, it would be wonderful to begin a communication about interfaith families.

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