A new book for people hoping to become more aware of God’s presence around them in their everyday lives.


The works of God are but a kind of voice or language of God, to instruct intelligent beings in things pertaining to himself.




Building on my earlier work in God-Haunted World, Bright Shadows 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 my hope that this book will help you 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, Paperback, 5.25 x 8 inches, 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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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 amazing wife Stephanie. They have two fantastic daughters—Hannah is studying missiology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Sarah is a recent graduate of Wheaton College.


Recommendations for GOD-HAUNTED WORLD (2015):

Douglas A. Sweeney
Jonathan Edwards Center, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“Boss is right about this. I recommend his book to everyone who is interested in typology and/or Edwards’ radically theocentric vision of the cosmos.”

Kenneth P. Minkema
Jonathan Edwards Center, Yale University
“… a truly innovative approach to Edwards that beckons to the poetic.”

Stephen G. Dempster
—Professor of Religious Studies, Crandall University
“A provocative presentation of a neglected part of Jonathan Edwards’ theology … The universe has not only been created by God, it is literally kept by the power of God every nanosecond and it scintillates with revelation and insight for those who have eyes to see. It is a place where there is no mute fact—everything, from insects to elephants, from molecules to mountains, has a story to tell … Boss makes a compelling case for a renewed appreciation of our natural world.”


Douglas A. Sweeney
—Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“A product of the innovative Jonathan Edwards Society, a brainchild of this volume’s co-editor, Robert Boss (http://www.jesociety.org/), the book is beautifully designed, replete with 19 different figures (i.e. illustrations), and features a wide range of topics in Edwards studies. My favorites were the essays by Sarah Boss, Rob’s daughter and a recent college graduate, who contributed a lovely piece on “Edwards and Thoreau: Typologies of Lakes”; and Chris Woznicki, the son of immigrants from Poland and Guatemala, who asks a question based on the work of Robert Jenson (a well-known Lutheran theologian), “Jonathan Edwards: America’s Theologian? A Latino Evaluation of Jonathan Edwards’s Harmartiology.” Other readers will surely find different chapters to love.”
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