Forensic Faith: A Cold-Case Detective Helps You Rethink and Share Your Christian Beliefs by J. Warner Wallace is a comprehensive guide to sharing and defending your Christian faith. I was interested in reading this book because I often encounter people who are antagonistic toward my faith and sometimes have trouble articulating my beliefs in a clear manner. It's also difficult to overcome certain rote objections or fights by rabid atheists. The book description says:
"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."
I really enjoyed this book! First of all, I'm a big fan of Dateline and J. Warner Wallace has featured on several episodes of Dateline and described a few that I vividly remember watching. It was fun to get a behind-the-scenes look at one of my favorite shows! Secondly, we're from the same area - he's a detective in Los Angeles County and I've lived in LA County my entire life. Forensic Faith is an extremely accessible book that's written in simple language that would be suitable for teenagers as well as adults. I enjoyed Wallace's hand-drawn illustrations throughout the book as well. This is a great guide for defending and sharing your Christian faith. I highly recommend it to every Christian age teen and up. I'm planning on picking up his other two books as well.
I received a copy of this book from Litfuse in order to provide an honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.