Here is some of what church and ministry leaders, including event hosts, have to say about the ministry of FaithSearch International.
One of the greatest things about [FaithSearch] International is an experienced, flexible staff who can provide seasoned advice, and can also flex with the needs of the church and the needs of the outreach target audience. The presentation was very popular with our community–in fact we underestimated attendance by half!
–Mark McSweeney Associate pastor of discipleship
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 Bierle uses objective scientific methods to validate the authenticity of the Bible as a valid historical document.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)
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
Don Bierle was surprised by faith and it transformed his life! As a skeptical researcher and teacher he was challenged to research the evidence for Jesus. God worked and Don became convinced of the relaibility of the Bible and the truth that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life! Surprised by Faith tells Don's story and persuasively challenges the reader to seriously consider the person and work of Jesus. I heartlily recommend you read it. I have had the privilege of partnering with FaithSearch International for fifteen years and have seen Don's message change many lives. Invite Don to your church!!
-Geoff Bohleen Executive Pastor, Buffalo Covenant
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
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
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
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
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