Title: Forensic Faith (A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith)
Author: J Warner Wallace
Publisher: David C Cook
My rating 4 out of 5 stars.
Forensic Faith is the third book of a trilogy with the other two being God’s Crime Scene and Cold Case-Christianity. The author’s heart is to equip Christians with the ability to know and defend their faith with the multitude of evidence available to all. The author was an atheist most of his life and a cold-case homicide detective who has taken the tools of his trade and applied them to Christianity.
The book is meant to help people become informed Christians able to stand firm in the faith even under the most intensive questioning by others. In the book, we are told how the younger generation is leaving churches by large numbers, yet also states how some whose faith has grown as they have learned about their faith and how to defend it.
The way J Warner Wallace writes makes the book very engaging and interesting to sit, read, think and even apply what is gleaned. The fact is it is more than just defending one’s faith, but also being able to take those objections and use them to persuade the person one might be in a conversation with. We can love people and share our faith with conviction and confidence while laying out the facts for others to view and let God work on their heart.
I haven’t read the other two books so I am not familiar with their content. However, I do wish the author didn’t just focus on the New Testament to make a case, but the whole Bible as it is rich and replete with evidence that really does demand of others a decision to believe in Jesus or not. The author shares his website and other helpful material.
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