What I want to convey in the cover art is that many children in our western culture suffer from spiritual poverty. They are malnourished, but some are starving spiritually while others are 'malnourished but over fed' due to 'spiritual junk food'. The themes I want presented in the cover are *battle*- that parents are engaged in a battle against spiritual poverty. Also I want to show the poverty is being resolved by offering spiritual food (could be represented by bread). I am very open to artistic license, but I have two ideas for a cover.
The first is someone in battle armor handing 'bread of life' (could be bread with a cross on it, or illuminated bread) to a small child. I would like to either see just hands and part of the armor or faces unclear or silhouette so it could be anyone or anyone's child. I picture the adult in armor kneeling on one knee with a shield and sword at their side with arms extended, and the child reaching to receive the bread.
The second idea you can find as an extremely crude sketch in photo uploads. There is a plate and utensils as the focal point of the cover, divided in half. One side has 'junk food' the other side is empty or only has crumbs, symbolizing starvation. There is a sword with bread at the tip of the sword, symbolizing the 'bread of life', maybe with a cross on it. The sword should cross diagonally across the plate to look like a 'no entry' sign (photo of a red no entry sign uploaded also for reference). please message me with any questions.