Regina Dawn Akers received guidance regarding the design of the NTI book cover through a series of dreams. Here is her story:
"The first dream came in the summer of 2006. In that dream, I was standing and looking at a wheat field that stretched as far as the eyes could see. As I looked on the wheat field I heard a thought, 'The cover of the book is to be this color.' A few weeks later, I had the same dream again.
"I am not an artist, so I called a friend named Phil Frisk, who is an artist. I asked Phil if he would design a wheat-colored cover for NTI. He agreed. We didn't talk about it again and a couple of months passed, then I had another dream. In this dream I was talking to a young man who seemed to have some authority over the cover of the book. I was telling him that the logo for the Foundation for the Holy Spirit needed to be on the cover. He disagreed. I told him that the copyright for NTI belonged to the foundation, so the logo must be on the cover. He said that wouldn't do. I continued to insist, and he continued to say no. Then he reached into his files and pulled out a picture of a sheaf of wheat. He said that this picture was to be on the cover.
"That morning I got up and groggily made my way to the computer with a cup of coffee in my hand. I opened my email inbox and double-clicked on the first email I saw. It was an email from Phil Frisk. The draft NTI book cover was attached. Right in the center of the cover, Phil had included the same picture of a sheaf of wheat that I had seen in my dream. That was a wow moment for me. I had no doubt that this was to be the cover design for NTI.
"NTI Matthew and NTI Revelation talk about a harvest, which is the separating of the wheat from the chaff, or the true from the false. Both books teach that the harvest is always now. I believe this is what the sheaf of wheat represents. It's a great reminder to help us stay focused on purpose."
In May 2007, the logo for the Founation for the Holy Spirit was updated to the sheaf of wheat.