With Paul at Sea
Learning from the Apostle Who Took the Gospel from Land to Sea
Imprint: Cascade Books
"Professor Stutzman's well-placed analysis of the seaward aspects of the Jesus movement in the first century . . . opens new horizons for serious biblical and cultural studies. This is a highly creative work, one that stems from years of personal interaction with the landscapes and seascapes of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. As a result, it offers a real contribution to our understanding of the living context of the emergent church, together with rich and provocative insights into the role of the church amidst a pagan world today."
--Paul H. Wright
President of Jerusalem University College / Institute of Holy Land Studies
"A welcome follow-up to Sailing Acts, Stutzman dares to take the New Testament text out of the ivy towers of academia and put it to work on the deck of a boat. . . . Stutzman weaves profound insights about the kingdom of God and the globalized church along with what Paul might have felt as his ship sat becalmed at Troygyllium or sliced through the troughs of a storm. The net effect of reading this volume is to want to sign up for the author's next trip sailing on the Mediterranean."
Director of the Asia Minor Research Center, Visiting Professor of Early Christianity
"One of the major problems in NT studies these days is the failure to take seriously the possible historical substance of the Gospels and Acts. Linford Stutzman . . . shows at some length that Luke's account . . . of Paul's famous sea journey and shipwreck has all the marks of an authentic eyewitness account, right down to details about winds, distances, harbors and more. Highly recommended."
--Ben Witherington III
Amos Professor for Doctoral Studies
Asbury Theological Seminary