Here is some of what church and ministry leaders, including event hosts, have to say about the ministry of FaithSearch International.
Surprised by Faith book
Dr. Don Bierle know much more that he teaches. His heart is to communicate that which is vitally important to his listeners: Christian faith is reasonable and rational, though not rationalistic. Surprised by Faith teaches the scriptural truth that God became man in the incarnation, in doing so the infinite, personal God came into the finite world to live, die, and rise again on our behalf. In Surprised, Dr. Bierle condenses a lifetime of influence from some of the modern Christianity's apologetics giants (Lewis, Schaeffer, Chesterton) into accessible form for the Christian seeking a better understanding of his or her own faith, or for the seeker wanting to understand the object of their considerations. Surprised by Faith is an indispensable primer to evidential apologetics.
-Wade Mobley, B.A., M. Div. President of AFLC Schools and Dean of AFLTS
FaithSearch provides an invaluable resource in defending key issues of Christianity. [It] provides the believer a renewed confidence in their faith, while the skeptic is challenged in their unbelief.
–Jeff Meyer Senior pastor
Surprised by Faith and FaithSearch Discovery
"(FaithSearch) will strengthen your own faith in God, in the reliability of the Bible, and in the truth of Jesus Christ."
—Dr. Billy Graham
Surprised by Faith book
Surpised by Faith is a great evangelistic tool when placed in the hands of people. It can bring them from the darkness of unbelief to saving faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
-Reverend Allen L. Mondon Calvary Free Lutheran Church
Don Bierle knows how to touch the heads and the hearts of those who listen to him. [He] brought together young and old, skeptic and supporter to hear his personal testimony, scientific evidence, and biblical truth. He is especially understanding of opinions that differ from his teaching, and he engages people in conversation for greater understanding.
– Dee Rock Minister of parish life
I have invited Dr. Don Bierle to preach and hold conferences in the two churches I have pastored in the past twenty years more often than any other speaker because of his appeal to both the head and the heart. His premise that faith in Jesus Christ—is a more reasonable response by a rational person who has honestly examined the evidence appeals to a broad range of people. Fortunately for those unable to attend a seminar, he has put the core of his teaching into print in the delightful book Surprised by Faith.
-Bruce Montgomery, D. Min. Pastor, Grace Church
[FaithSearch] International is making a significant contribution to the body of Christ. Dr. Bierle's FaithSearch effectively evangelizes and disciples people. It has been very well received at Wooddale Church, and has added a new dimension to our evangelism ministry. I enthusiastically recommend it.
–Dr. Leith Anderson Wooddale Church (Eden Prairie, MN)
FaithSearch International has been a vital defender of Christianity for many years. Their engaging speakers, thoughtful resources and timely events help seekers discover the truth and equip Christians to defend what they believe. Now, more than ever, organizations like FaithSearch International are critical to the growth, maturity, and survival or the Christian Church.
-J. Warner Wallace Cold Case Detective, Christian Case Maker, and author of Cold-Case Christianity, God's Crime Scene and Forensic Faith
Dr. Don Bierle and the FaithSearch ministry has blessed our congregation immensely throughout our many years of partnership. Surprised by Faith is a favorite among our Christian education offerings on Sunday mornings, and this resouce has been effectively used in a variety of formats within our congregation including groups large and small as well as individual instruction. I highly recommend this resource as one that changes not only minds but hearts as well.
-Kirk Flaa Senior Pastor, Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church
Surprised by Faith book
Surprised by Faith by Dr. Don Bierle is a must read! I am a PhD scientist (Cornell Univeristy, 1983 in nutritional biochemistry) and this book has greatly impacted me on my own faith journey. I now mention this excellent book in multiple speaking events each year, when sharing the scientific evidence that God does indeed exist. How can anyone doubt that God exists after reading this book? This is a very solid scientific examination of Christianity. Dr. Bierle uses objective scientific methods to validate the authenticity of the Bible as a valid historical document. If you ever doubled the reality of Christianity, this is the book for you! I highly recommend this book.
-Mark Whitacre, Ph.D. National Director of Field Ministry Operations CBMC; COO & Chief Science Officer of Cypress Systems, Inc.; The Informant (played by Matt Damon in the Hollywood movie, The Informant)