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First Person • NonFiction • Narrative Style • 224 Pages
About the Book (Backcover Blurb):
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.
Why I Choose this Book:
Christian Apologetics are something I’ve been interested in for a long time. I spent a lot of time studying them during my teens, but I haven’t invested as much time into them recently. When this book popped up for review, it looked interesting – especially considering the author used to be an atheist. The fact that he’s a homicide deceive and uses the training he’s learned through that to help Christians learn how to defend their faith better? Well, how could I say no to that?
What I Thought about this Book:
Wow. I always know when a book should be five stars because I find myself telling pretty much anyone who will listen about the book, and I also want to look the author up and buy any other books they’ve written. That’s totally how it was with “Forensic Faith.” In fact, I already have a list of people who I want to give the book to so they can read it.
I took a week to read the book – reading a fair portion of it each day. In reality, the book probably should have taken quite a bit longer because there are lots of practical things you should be doing while reading the book. (I’m not sure if they’d be called assignments, but that’s kinda what they are.) I found the book so interesting though, that I decided just to read it through this time, and then later on I hope to go back through and read it again and also do the things he suggests.
Mr. Wallace not only has a huge amount of good information to share, but he also has a really interesting and engaging way of sharing it. The book is full of sketches Mr. Wallace drew that go along with what he’s talking about. There are also little boxes on a bunch of the pages that give different ideas, or explain words or concepts. All in all it makes the book draw the reader in. Just now I was flipping through it, and it makes me want to stop and study the sketches more. “Interactive” books like these get a huge thumbs up from me.
As for the information itself in the book…. Goodness. I am so happy with Mr. Wallace for standing strong on the truth and calling Christian’s to rise up and learn how to defend their faith. I know that I’ve done a bad job recently of studying so I can defend my faith, and this book was like a wake up sign, reminding me of how incredibly important this is.
The concept of the book is pretty much learning how to look at how much evidence there is for the Christian faith, but searching the Bible, history, and the world around us. Mr. Wallace shares stories from the years he’s been a detective, and then relates them back to how we can search for “clues” for the truth of the Bible, just like he searched for clues to solve his cases. I don’t think I’m doing a good job of doing the book justice, because it’s pretty amazing.
Mr. Wallace does talk about a few details from different murderers he’s investigated over the years. I didn’t think anything was too graphic, but I can think of some people who probably wouldn’t appreciate that part of the book.
I’m giving Forensic Faith 5 out of 5 stars, and 10 out of 10.
*I received this book from Litfuse, it is an ARC, so stuff could be changed in the final product
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And, this is for a TOTALLY different book that I’m part of a blog tour for, titled True to You. My review is scheduled for the last day of the blog tour, and that’s the day the winner of the giveaway is going to be announced. Therefore I wanted to make sure y’all got a heads up so you could enter the giveaway if you wanted. Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy this book (come back May 31st for my review), but y’all might like it. And who wouldn’t like a chance to win a prize like this?