Friday, May 5, 2017

Forensic Faith by J. Warner Wallace

It's important to know what we Christians believe and why. Wallace wants us to understand our faith and know how to defend it. He wants us to know how to make a persuasive case for Christianity.

This, and the other two books Wallace has written, are unique in style in that he blends his experience as a cold case detective with his expertise in apologetics. Reading about some of the cases he has worked on is a good break from the intensity of reading about defending the faith. He also makes good use of his case work as examples about the nature of evidence, proving a case, making judgments, etc.

Wallace's work is timely and essential reading for Christians. We are in a time when many Christians are unable to counter the arguments of atheists. This book provides an interesting and effective way of evaluating the nature of those arguments.

Many Christians do not even know of the evidence supporting Christian faith. Wallace does a great job in presenting the evidence and helping us know how to share that evidence with others. This is a great book for parents, helping them answers those penetrating questions their teens are asking about faith.

He includes answers to common challenges to Christian faith, such as the claim that Christian faith and science are incompatible. He also has an evidence locker, a list of resources to make our case. He includes books and online ministries. Other items were to be available at the book website but as of this review the site was not live.

This is the final book in a trilogy by Wallace. God's Crime Scene made a case for God's existence and Cold-Case Christianity made the case for Christianity. I highly recommend all three books.

You can watch the book trailer here.

I am taking part in a blog tour of this book and you can find other reviews here.

My rating: 5/5 stars.

J. Warner Wallace is a cold case homicide detective who has been featured on Dateline, Fox News, and Court TV. A former atheist, he is the author of Cold-Case Christianity and God's Crime Scene. He has a master's degree in theology and lives in California with his wife and their four children. You can find out more about Wallace and listen to his podcasts at http://coldcasechristianity.com/. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

David C Cook, 224 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Litfuse. My comments are an independent and honest review.
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