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Number of Pages: 210
Vendor: WestBow Press
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 1 (inches)|
Author: Donna Stundahl
Located in: Maple Plain
Submitted: April 29, 2015
Tell us a little about yourself. Dr. Donna Stundahl is a Bible scholar, dynamic speaker, gifted teacher, experienced retreat facilitator, and devoted mentor. She is a graduate of Trinity Theological Seminary and the author of Finding Freedom: Five Weeks in the Life of Moses. Donnas studies have focused on the history and culture of the Jewish people, and she uses this to bring Old Testament concepts to New Testament living.
She is the mother of four, step mother of two, grandmother of six, and wife of one amazing man! Just for fun, she is a licensed pilot, a certified SCUBA diver and loves to travel and lead groups to study in the Holy Land.
Donna is passionate about serving the Lord and helping women find freedom in His truth.
What was your motivation behind this project? I was in school working on my Ph.D. and found the roots of Christianity fascinating. The more I studied Torah, the greater my understanding became of the New Testament Scripture and the attitudes of Jesus and His disciples. As my understanding grew, so did my hunger for the Word of God. I want to stimulate that hunger in others.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? Freedom. We all come into this world kicking and screaming for freedom right from our mothers womb. This quest for freedom is timeless and unending. There are never too few things to hold us captive and prevent us from basking in the joy of our salvation. Even though we know we will be free one day when we greet our Lord in Heaven, the question is: How do we find freedom here and now? I look to the experience of Moses, the Israelites, and Jesus. Freedom is found in the present wilderness. It is not only in heaven, its in the here and now.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? The Israelites were on a journey from their place of captivity to the Promised Land. In the wilderness, they were free, yet they grumbled. They had many experiences on their 40-year journey and they learned much along the way. We have all been slaves to sin. We are all on our way to the ultimate Promised Land in Heaven. Everything else is a wilderness experience, yet - are we free? Moses spoke the words of Deuteronomy to the Jews and the foreigners in hopes they might learn and make better choices in their future. In hopes, they might live in freedom. I have personally been moved to a place of freedom worth sharing.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Moses and Jesus. Moses said These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up (Deuteronomy 6:6-7). So Jesus was saying to those who had believed Him, If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. (John 8:31-32)
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Finding Freedom is exploration of the Israelites wanderings as it compares their experiences to the life and the wilderness the Christian experiences today. Moses spoke his last words to all who would listen in hopes that they would live better. It is my prayer that my writing will help all find the freedom available in the awesome, the ordinary, and sometimes difficult wilderness of life.