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.