About the Author
Pastor Bruce Dowell
Bruce Dowell is a pastor, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, bible teacher, and author. He is the senior pastor of Shiloh Messianic Congregation located in Crestline, California. He is also a self-proclaimed history buff who can often be seen reading a history book. In 2005,
he took the Christian church he pastors from its Christian roots and turned it into a messianic congregation that went deeper into the teachings, the commands, the customs of God, and the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus). Through his deep and insightful study of Torah, he shared with anyone who would listen that it wasn't just about believing in God, it was also about living as a gentile and following the ways of God through the Jewish Messiah. After nearly five decades as a believer and follower, he realized that his newfound knowledge had to be put into writing. That is when his book "Preparing For The Father's Gift" was birthed. His second book, "Healing Low Self Esteem" would follow a year later.
"A Blessing to Recommend"
It is a blessing to recommend this book, realizing it comes from the understanding of Jewish Messianic congregations. There is no doubt that both Jew and Gentile need to be encouraged to study and meditate upon God's Word in these times of confusion and
deception. It is today as the prophet Amos said in Amos 8:11 that a day is coming where we will experience a “famine” not of food, but of “hearing the words of the Lord.” May the Lord bless this effort and draw both Jew and Gentile to the importance of Bible study, meditation, and teaching!
Dr. David Hocking, Teacher, Author, Radio Teacher for Hope for Today
"A Must Read For Believers"
Based upon my almost forty years of personally studying the Bible, with an emphasis on acquiring greater understanding by studying words in both Hebrew and Greek, I can truly conclude that Pastor Bruce Dowell is one of the preeminent teachers on the planet unveiling deep Hebrew meanings of scripture. Pastor Dowell's book, "preparing for the Father's Gift -- a Fifty Day Devotional," is a must read for those believers who truly want to stay connected to our creator.