Rob Bellingham’s debut book ‘The Bible in Verse’ hits the shelves


NGONGOTAHĀ, New Zealand – Rob Bellingham demonstrates his genius for genre mashups as he presents a novel translation of the biblical text in poetry.

His debut book, “The Bible in Verse: A Poetic Interpretation of Holy Scripture” (published by LifeRich Publishing), is a collection of inspirational rhyming couplets that offers a creative, succinct, and memorable look at a very familiar text. Each piece allows readers to encounter God in fresh ways and gain a fresh understanding of his Word.

“There have been hundreds of versions of the Bible in the last 2 millennia in English but only 3 of them have been in poetry and the first 2 are out of print,” the author states. “This version fills a gap amongst English versions.”

A snippet from the book reads:

They descended the mountain, with Jesus on plain,

Were surrounded by followers, great crowds came.

From all Judea Jerusalem, coast of Tyre and Sidon,

They came to be healed of diseases and hear him.

Everyone tried to touch him, demons he expelled,

Healing power went from him, making all well.

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“The Bible in Verse: A Poetic Interpretation of Holy Scripture”

By Rob Bellingham

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 1012 pages | ISBN 9781489745453

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 1012 pages | ISBN 9781489745460

E-Book | 1012 pages | ISBN 9781489745972

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Rob Bellingham has lived and worked in New Zealand, Bangladesh, Indonesia and India, and as a mission leader in many other Asian countries plus Zambia in Africa. He is a retired Baptist minister with a doctorate in A Biblical Basis for Social Transformation. Apart from writing, his main hobbies are tennis and gardening. He has another book being published, “New Testament Profiles in Poetry” and two more being written. All are aiming at providing fresh understanding of the message of the bible and the key figures in the biblical drama.

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