Sailing Acts by Linford Stutzman

I read this non-fiction book several years ago and was glad to see it is still available on Amazon.com. A professor from a Mennonite College takes a sabbatical to retrace the missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul. Not by plane or train but the way Paul traveled, by sailboat. Sailing Acts is a great sea tale with outstanding photos. Only a few copies left so order right away. Unfortunately, this is available in print only.

Sailing Acts – Paperback

Book Description

Publication Date: October 15, 2006

For those who love sailing and you are there travel literature. Also for those who enjoy studying the life and times of the Apostle Paul. However, definitely for those who love adventure, or at least reading about it!

Seafaring is not for the faint of heart. It wasn’t for the Apostle Paul in the first century A. D. shipwrecked, imprisoned, and often a stranger in foreign lands.

In addition, it turned out to be a heart-stopping task some two thousand years later, when a religion professor and his wife undertook a 14-month journey by sailboat!

They stopped in eight countries, visiting every site where Paul stopped on his tumultuous missionary journeys.

Sailing Acts traces this 21stcentury voyage from Volos, Greece, to Rome, Italy, by car, by foot, by motorized scooter, but mostly on a 33-foot boat, logging more than 3600 nautical miles over two sailing seasons.

The book includes dozens of photos, maps showing the couple’s travel routes, a list of all the repairs and replacements Stutsman made to the aging boat, which he bought sight unseen, and an itinerary of places they visited.


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