About the Author
Bob Dowell, English professor, retired from university teaching in 1999 in order to devote full time to a project conceived while teaching his favorite course—“The Bible as Literature.” He envisioned developing a forum in which readers could readily engage in a head-and-heart understanding of the Bible. 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 that study spoke to the efficacy of publishing the materials for purposes of reaching a wider audience. Thus, Dr. Bob’s vision becomes a reality in the publication of Understanding the Bible: Head and Heart. Fittingly, his first publication as a professor is an article in College English (1965) entitled “The Moment of Grace in the Fiction of Flannery O’Connor.” Retired, Dr. Bob loves the fact that his literary career is now capped by a notable publication on the world’s greatest literary masterpiece: the Bible.
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