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] 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 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
The FaithSearch seminar was the best apologetic seminar I have ever been part of. Not only did [it] share evidence that supports biblical faith in a systematic way, [the] visual presentation was the best I have seen bar none! Adding credibility was [the] integration of personal testimony and contemporary developments. I heartily recommend FaithSearch to any church seeking to strengthen the faith and witness of its members.
– Bob Wilber Associate pastor
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
We are so thankful to have had Don Bierle speak to [our] ninth-grade group. At least seven kids stayed after to ask him questions and hear his insight on creation-vs-evolution issues as well. Don was an amazing presenter to our group. He spoke to the students with clarity and effectiveness—meeting them where they are, challenging them to rise to a deep and mature level, and engaging with them to go deeper than they naturallaly would've. It was as if he walked with each of us "hand-in-hand" through rich and challenging content and explained it clearly so each of us came away with a great understanding.
Students locked in, engaged, and respected him. The room was so quiet, you could hear a pin drop. For ninth-grade students, this is a great sign of a great communicator and the respect they had for him. One of my co-workers who is also a parent of one of my students visited for the teaching portion and she said it was "amazing." She learned so much from him sitting in on the session—more than she has during the adult sessions. It met her where she was at and she was very impressed. She said, "It was great!!!!!" in an E-mail to me this morning. One of my small group leaders of ninth-grade girls E-mailed this morning and gave me this feedback, "Last night was amazing, my girls stayed about 15-20 minutes after asking questions and digesting! It was awesome. 🙂 "
-KN Student Ministries Pastor, Grade 9
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
Surprised by Faith book
Far from being a "leap in the dark," faith is the reasonable and rational response to an honest examination of facts, postulates Dr. Don Bierle in his simultaneously scholarly and easy to read book Surprised by Faith. In six concise chapters he lays out the evidence for biblical Christianity in a straight forward and logical manner, then invites the reader to respond in belief.
-Bruce Montgomery, D. Min. Pastor, Grace Church
For several decades, Dr. Don Bierle has proven to be a tremendous resource and partner in ministry, significantly in enhancing the spread of the Gospel in our Twin Cities and beyond. His ministry, FaithSearch and, book, Surprised by Faith, have been key sources of spiritual transformation within the lives of, literally, hundreds of men and women all over the Twin Cities and beyond. Thank you, Don, for your faithfulness to our Lord over all these years, and for your effectiveness in making Him known!
-Jeff Siemon Director of Search Ministries MN and fomer MN Viking