Bright Shadows of Divine Things

Building on his earlier work in God-Haunted World, Bright Shadows of Divine Things: The Devotional World of Jonathan Edwards intends to foster a devotional frame of mind—attentiveness and contemplation in our everyday lives, on every occasion. There are manifold reminders of God’s presence around us if we would only take time to ponder them. The great American theologian Jonathan Edwards believed that all of reality—creation, events, history—are filled with communication which confirms the Bible. It is Boss’s hope that this book will help readers tune in, like early Evangelicals, to the symphonic harmony of all creation and to the BRIGHT SHADOWS of DIVINE THINGS that point to the teachings of the Holy Scriptures. Robert L. Boss (2017). 5.25 x 8 inches, Paperback, 170 pages.

  • Illustrated from cover to cover. Designed to engage readers.
  • Innovative format and style.
  • Based on solid devotional practices of Christian spiritual giants from Church History—Jonathan Edwards, John Bunyan, and many others.
  • Re-opens a window to an enchanted world that confirms the teachings of the Bible—many Scripture references.
  • Written simply and clearly.

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Douglas A. Sweeney
—Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“Rob Boss, Director of the JESociety, is the most thoughtful and creative independent Edwards scholar at work today…This most recent, little book, nicely illustrated throughout, offers extended rumination on Edwards’ natural typology (i.e. his investigation of the natural world for emblems of the divine). It is pitched as a devotional aimed at other serious Christians as well as seekers who are lovers of the beauty of the world. It uses Edwards’ famous notebook, “Images of Divine Things,” as a deep well of insight into the “nature” of reality, a nature that was made by God, Boss contends with Edwards, to reflect God’s glory and point sensitive souls to Scripture, which interprets its worldly sights and sounds in comprehensible ways… This foretaste of the meal Boss has readied for hungry readers is enough to give you the flavor of the feast on offer. Spiritually-minded nature lovers will eat it up.”

HT: Sweeney’s Booknotes