"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." -Douglas A. Sweeney, Director of the Jonathan Edwards Center, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
About the Author
Robert L. Boss (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) has authored/edited two other books prior to Bright Shadows of Divine Things: The Devotional World of Jonathan Edwards. His first book was God-Haunted World: The Elemental Theology of Jonathan Edwards (2015). His second publication, as contributor and co-editor with Matthew V. Everhard, was A Collection of Essays on Jonathan Edwards (2016). Boss makes his home in Fort Worth, TX with his wife. They have two wonderful daughters--one studying missiology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the other a recent graduate of Wheaton College.