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Wounded by Leadership, Author Daniel Duval


Interview by Adrienna Turner, Author of “The Day Begins with Christ”

Daniel Duval latest book is Wounded by Leadership. The book is about going from forgiveness to glory. How to overcome the wounds many have taken from authority church figures. His ministry is BRIDE Ministries. The publisher is Creation House.

AT (from Adrienna Turner Show): “Tell us what are you soaring for?”

DD: “My vision is to promote unity in the body of Christ worldwide and assist in the creation and development of sheep nations. This is what I am soaring for.”

AT: “Share one of your dreams and how are you putting forth effort to make it a reality.”

DD: “One of my dreams is to help thousands of people overcome the wounds that they have suffered from in the church. I have written Wounded by Leadership to achieve this dream, and with the right promotion, this book will allow me to achieve this goal. The healing that this book brings will allow for greater unity within the body of Christ, thereby fitting in with my overall vision.”

AT: “Tell us 4 things that people would love to know about you (we don’t already know).”

DD: “I am half Puerto Rican and half Haitian. I don’t have a favorite color. I look particularly good in pink and even though I love football, I rarely watch it in favor of spending time with my wife.”

AT: “Name your future plans and how you’re building on that dream.”

DD: “My future plans are to continue to introduce healing and unity into the body of Christ. I plan to build upon the platform God has given me by continuing to write books and speak on the topics that he has called me to address. Once God grants me enough influence and resources, I plan to work towards the creation and development of sheep nations. I define sheep nations as entire geographies where the kingdom of God will reign in the hearts of men.”

AT: “Who are you bringing on the dream journey with you, if any?”

DD: “I’m bringing my wife (ha-ha!) and as many as God pulls alongside of me. I’m also bringing the Holy Spirit, because wherever I go, He is with me.”

AT: “Who are you modeling after? Who inspires you?”

DD: “In my case, I am essentially setting out to do things that have never been done before. Once I get beyond the basics of writing books and speaking, many of the projects I want to undertake are going to have to be built from the ground up. I like to look at what Moses did. He led a nation out of captivity, receiving instructions on how to do it from God (from beginning to end). The forming documents of the nation (the Ten Commandments) were dictated to him, and he had no choice but to rely on the power of God in order to fulfill his mission. I see parallels between what God asked of him and what I feel God asking of me.”

AT: As an author, please share in brief your writing process (e.g. time of hour you write, best time of the day or night, setbacks or disappointments, and obstacles to undergo as an author).”

DD: “I do most of my writing during the daytime. I used to be a night owl but now that I’ve been married for several years, I don’t do much work past 9 p.m. It helps that I don’t have children yet. I usually try to do my writing under the anointing. Sometimes I will write simply because I know I have to, but I don’t particularly like writing if I don’t feel the inspiration of the Spirit of God. When I face obstacles like writer’s block, I will either force myself to write anyway (if I need to) or just leave it alone and work on something else. I have found that if I have to write and it’s not coming fluidly, God will begin to help me only after I’ve resolved to write whether I feel like it or not.”

AT: “As an author, what advice would you give to your readers and/or other authors?”

DD: “God may call us to do something, but just because we are obedient to do it doesn’t mean we are doing it right. Excellence is something that eludes Christians at times. God may call us to do something, and we do well if we are obedient, but we shouldn’t stop there. As the people of God, excellence should be our trademark. We should make everything that God calls us to create as excellent as possible, going beyond simple obedience. This is the difference between someone that God will use to shake a village and someone that God will use to shake a nation. If we refuse to allow God to make us world class, we will limit His capacity to use us for great things. My advice is to never settle.”

AT: “For ministries, what is your God-given vision? How to you hold on your vision and keep it alive for others to witness?”

DD: “My vision is the promote unity in the body of Christ worldwide and assist in the creation and development of sheep nations. This vision goes on everything I produce. I read it, speak it, and see it constantly, always keeping in before my face. My vision and I are inseparable.”

AT: “For the individual: Are you living out your vision or dream?”

DD: “Yes.”

AT: “Or the vision someone has planned for you, or expected you to do?”


AT: “Do you work hard to please others, or please yourself?”

DD: “I work hard to please God, which leads to self-fulfillment. When I do what God has called me to do well, others are pleased.”

AT: “What does your future hold?”

DD: “Great things, my vision once fulfilled has the power to change the way the world works.”

AT: “Are you carrying the vision, or did an experience awaken the dream inside of you, or someone else has birthed it into you?”

DD: “The vision was given to me through a long process initially involving dreams and visions but ultimately involving my ever deepening understanding of the mysteries of God’s Word and the subjects of eschatology and the kingdom of God.”

AT: “What happens when you have roadblocks in front of your vision such as finances, strongholds, circumstances beyond your control, unemployment, homeless, etc.?”

DD: “I walk by faith and not by sight. I learned a while ago that my resources are not determined by what I tangibly have, and I do not live like they are.”

AT: “Do you have a support group or someone you can turn to?”

DD: “Yes, I have a prayer team, a mentor, and close friends that know what I am setting out to do.”



Daniel Duval
Release Date: October 15, 2012


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