Forensic Faith will help readers:
- understand why they have a duty to defend the truth
- develop a training strategy to master the evidence for Christianity
- learn how to employ the techniques of a detective to discover new insights from God’s Word
- become better communicators by learning the skills of professional case makers
With real-life detective stories, fascinating strategies, and biblical insights, Wallace teaches readers cold-case investigative disciplines they can apply to their Christian faith. Forensic Faith is an engaging, fresh look at what it means to be a Christian.
GENRE: Christian Nonfiction, Apologetics
PUBLISHER: David C. Cook
RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2017
“Now, more than ever, Christians must shift from accidental belief to evidential trust.”
Wallace uses his training & experience as a detective, along with his passion for apologetics, to present a case for “making the case” for Christianity. In particular, he references the need to equip our kids to know what they believe and why they believe it so that they have a fighting chance of surviving college with their faith intact.
I really liked the references to the cold-cases he investigated/solved and then how he tied this forensic process to how we should be examining our faith. All of his points are solid – and important – and copiously backed up with Scripture. Along with all the great information and instruction, the aesthetics of the book make the intellectual discussion feel more conversational. (And let’s be honest – the way the book is laid out appeals to that side of me that always wanted to be a cold-case detective lol)
Bottom Line: Forensic Faith by J. Warner Wallace is well written and engaging. It’s easy to follow and several added touches keep the interest level high. We don’t have to leave our intellect at the door when we decide to follow Jesus, and this book gives us permission to be smart about our faith. It also could give us permission to argue with people who don’t believe the same way, and this is my one hesitation about the book. Let’s be prepared to protect our hearts (and minds) when our faith is challenged, but let’s also keep in mind that Jesus said “they will know you are Christians by your LOVE”, not your arguments. We need to always be prepared to give an answer for the hope we have, yes, but let’s not leave our hearts at the door in the process of making sure we keep our brains.
(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)
My Rating: 4 stars / Well-done resource!
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