Author(s): Linford Stutzman
St Paul undertook three important missionary journeys. He was shipwrecked, imprisoned, and often a stranger in foreign lands. Some two thousand years later a religion professor and his wife undertook a 14-month yacht journey, touching land in eight countries, visiting every site where Paul stopped on his tumultuous missionary journeys. Buying an aging boat sight unseen, they repaired it and set off on a 3600 mile journey over two sailing seasons. Stutzman comments, "To really appreciate the experiences, the drama, and development of Paul the explorer, you need to sail with him." Stutzman's knowledge of the socio-political setting in the first-century Roman empire, combined with his own experiences, brings St Paul's journeys vividly to life.
Dr Stutzman teaches religion, culture and mission at Eastern Mennonite University and with his wife Janet leads regular study trips to the Middle East. In earlier years he worked for the Canadian forestry service and in mining exploration.