This is without reading the book or having a clear rundown on what the book goes into. I like both covers. Without knowing the significance of the chess pieces, I go for the crown of thorns cover.
Nice work Joe!
Chris, I just recently finished reading the rough draft. I know it took me awfully long! :) I was blessed and I really feel the Chess Cover fits the theme of your book well and leads into the problem you present and explore. Superb work! I look forward to seeing the final product.