Monday, June 22, 2015

Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus

Project: Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus (Japan/US)
BookFixing Our Eyes on Jesus
Technologies/Directives: XML (OPF, NCX)/HTML/CSS, eBook Conversion/Authoring (Amazon Kindle MOBI, AZW3), full paperback formatting (Amazon CreateSpace)
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Concept: For this remarkable work on life direction, the cover is a play on the opening account from which the whole book takes off. The minimalist condensed type stays consistent with the author’s earlier cover but takes on the hues of the photograph used in this one. The design lends itself to the intensity of the picture, matching the initial narrative and helping set the stage for the rest of the creative work.

Living faith begins, progresses, matures, and ends in Jesus. We are instructed to “fix our eyes on Jesus,” to “look away from all distractions” and have “eyes for no one but Jesus,” because He is the author and perfecter of true faith. In Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus, the author illustrates principles he has learned since that fateful time when he first understood the need to keep his eyes fixed on Jesus. Learning to focus on the source of our faith, we can move forward in life, overcoming any and all obstacles, to reach that final goal set before us.

Jesus Christ was in the beginning with the Father and will be there in the end when all things are subjected to Him. He alone declares the end from the beginning. No one and no thing is hidden from Him but all things are “open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.” He alone knows where we have been, where we are, and where we are going. Fixing your eyes on Jesus, move forward with a joyful and confident expectation of good.