Bob Dowell Releases Second Book in Understanding the Bible Trilogy

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‘Understanding the Bible: Head and Heart’ provides readers with new approach to Bible study.

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In “Understanding the Bible: Head and Heart: Part Two: Matthew Through Acts” (published by WestBow Press), the second in the Understanding the Bible trilogy, author Bob Dowell unpacks the gospels and Acts and dissects the meaning of their passages through prose and poetry.

“I see Bible narrative as two dimensional—an informational dimension and a spiritual dimension—and see spiritual understanding coming primarily through the heart.”

“Understanding the Bible: Head and Heart” engages readers in an open discussion about the gospels and Acts. Dowell introduces readers to a new process of study called PROSEPOE. Each summary chapter is first written in prose, which focuses on the literal information of the passage, and then in poetry, which explores the spiritual aspects of the passage. Dowell’s prose uses logic and reasoning to appeal to the mind while his evocative, moving poetry enlists the heart.

“Prose explains. Poetry transports. Together, as PROSEPOE, they connect head and heart!” exclaims Dowell.

An excerpt from “Understanding the Bible: Head and Heart”

For there is the fact of the narrative, and there is the spirit of the narrative.
To fully comprehend, the grasping of both fact and spirit is imperative.
So, let us journey together through the Bible’s enduring narrative of events
And engage both head and heart in discerning its divinely inspired contents.

“Understanding the Bible: Head and Heart”
By Bob Dowell
Softcover | 7.5 x 9.25 in | 512 pages | ISBN 9781449776299
E-Book | 512 pages | ISBN 9781449777883
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Bob Dowell, professor of English, retired from college teaching in 1999 to pursue his vision of creating a new approach to Bible study. For a decade, he worked on the project all the while piloting his production through a church sponsored Bible study: “Back to the Bible with Dr. Bob.” The success of the project spoke convincingly to the efficacy of publishing the materials for purposes of reaching a wider audience. Thus, Dr. Bob’s vision became a reality in the publication of “Understanding the Bible: Head and Heart.”

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