Monday, May 22, 2017

Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith (David C. Cook, May 2017)
A cold-case detective helps you rethink and share your Christian beliefs.
J. Warner Wallace has asked this question in churches across America over the past several years, and the answer he gets is often disappointing; it’s almost always rooted in some sort of personal, subjective experience. As a community, we Christians aren’t typically prepared to make the case for why we believe Christianity is true from the objective evidence of history, philosophy or science. Worse yet, many of us don’t think we have any obligation to do so.
In J. Warner’s first two books, he made the case for God’s existence (God’s Crime Scene) and the case for Christianity (Cold-Case Christianity). In Forensic Faith, J. Warner completes the trilogy by making the case for… making the case! In Forensic Faith, J. Warner helps readers understand why it’s important to defend what they believe, and provides them with a unique template to help them become effective “Christian Case Makers.” Forensic Faith will help readers:
—understand why they, as Christians, 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 a better communicators by learning the skills of professional case makers
With real-life detective stories, fascinating strategies, and biblical insights, J. Warner hopes to teach readers the daily cold-case investigative disciplines they can apply in their lives as believers. Forensic Faith is an engaging, fresh look at what it means to be a Christian.

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." Wallace has a master’s degree in theology and lives in California with his wife and four children.

MY THOUGHTS AND VIEWS ON THIS READ:  This is an excellent book to give you a guideline to help you defend the faith, witness to others and know why you believe what you believe.

J. Warner Wallace was in the movie God's Not Dead 2 when he had to take the witness stand to defend the faith.  He does make references to the two previous books that he wrote and it does help if you read those before reading this book.

If you want to dig deep and love CSI stuff, this book is for you and it does help put our faith in perspective as to build a case to defend the faith and God's Word.  We so need this instead of being faced with questions and have no answers.  Now we do have a guideline that we can use to tell others and actually have a case and defend it without any doubts, second guesses and shrugging our shoulders in that we don't know anything.