When most people think about the cross, different images come to mind. Nails. A crown of thorns. Three crosses side by side on the hill of Golgotha. But what about shadows? What can shadows teach us about Christ’s death and what it means to us today?
There have been many books written on the cross, most of which are based on what we read in the New Testament, but in this book, author Gary D. Hines takes readers on a journey to enlighten the ways that the cross is actually seen in shadows throughout the scriptures of the Old Testament, teaching us lessons about what was to come. Shadows of the Cross is an inspiring book which delves deep into the message of the cross and its lasting power in today’s world. The book deals with different biblical accounts of individuals who benefited from the cross and what we can learn from their experiences, even though they may be shadows of what we understand on this side of the cross.
While studying readings from the Old Testament, Gary began to see insights as to the power of the cross from shadows/types, and through further study and reflection, he began to share his findings with others. Applying these principles has been a blessing to his life and ministry, especially in counseling people, and through this work, he now brings that journey to readers everywhere.