Sunday, May 14, 2017

Forsenic Faith {a LitFuse Blog Tour review}

After seeing J. Warner Wallace giving a talk to students, I became a fan.  We own Cold-Case Christianity in three formats now -- paperback book, Kindle e-book, and Audible audiobook.  I recently reviewed Cold-Case Christianity for Kids (both my 11- and 13-year-olds own a copy), and recently gave a copy of that to a family friend.  Cold-Case Christianity (both versions) explores why we can believe in Jesus.

We own God's Crime Scene, but I'll admit that I haven't yet read that title.  This one is about how we can know that God exists.  These two books cover the basics of most apologetics texts.

Forensic Faith goes another step beyond making a case for God and for Christ.

Forensic Faith makes the case for why you (yes, you!) need to be able to articulate the case for Christianity.

This book reads just like Cold-Case Christianity in its style.  Easy-to-read and easy-to-understand, with lots of examples from Warner's work as a Cold Case Detective.

Like the last J. Warner Wallace review, I ended up purchasing another copy.  My college kid was given one of mine, and I still have a copy for myself.

My bottom line on Cold-Case Christianity for Kids was that if you are a parent of a kid ages 8-15 or so, you need to buy that book and work through it with them.  And if you have teens, you need to buy them Cold-Case Christianity.  If you have young teens, get them both.

I'll add to that advice now.  If you have teens, you also need to buy Forensic Faith.  And may as well get God's Crime Scene for them while you are at it.

Buy a set for yourself too.

From the publisher:

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.

Disclaimer:  I received this book through LitFuse Blog Tour.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own.  

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