Here is some of what church and ministry leaders, including event hosts, have to say about the ministry of FaithSearch International.
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 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
The "Discovery" presentation [gives] information which totally confronts a skeptics view of what the Bible is and why they disbelieve it. This information is rarely presented in the church today and should be understood by every believer so that they may give an answer to the hope that lies within them.
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
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 Bierle uses objective scientific methods to validate the authenticity of the Bible as a valid historical document.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)
FaithSearch Discovery and Friend to Friend
Friend to Friend and FaithSearch are user-friendly evangelism that results in everyone experiencing the blessings of obedience as thousands come to Christ.
–Dr. Stephen Goold Former Senior Pastor
FaithSearch was a shot in the arm for our congregation. We had a number of people grow in their faith and their understanding of their relationship with God. We have seen an increased interest in Bible study and discipleship programs as a result. We've also seen an increased interest in peoples' willingness and desire to share their faith in Christ with others.
– Tim Jones Senior pastor
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
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
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