Here is a sampling from some of the thousands of comments we have received about our events, videos, and books.
This has given me reassurance in the object [of my faith]. The facts and proof solidify that my faith has been placed in the valid object, Lord Jesus Christ.
-Anon. Event Participant
Great presentation, I am starting to understand!!
-JH Event Participant Minnetonka, MN
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 Bierle uses objective scientific methods to validate the authenticity of the Bible as a valid historical document.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) Florence, KY
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 Plymouth, MN
I loved the historical proof of the Bible & our Jesus. Growing up going to church, we always talked about faith and believing without seeing. As a bright human with questions & skepticism, it is thrilling to hear and see the tangible evidence of my faith through history and archeology.
--BH Participant St. Michael, 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 Arizona Community Church (Tempe, AZ)
I have learned a lot about macro and micro evolution in my science books. You have vastly widened my knowledge on both subjects. Thank you.
-AH Event Participant St. Michael, MN
[This presentation has] given me greater ability to share the historical facts backing up the accuracy of Scripture and divinity of Jesus.
-SJ Event Participant Minneapolis, MN
I so needed this because my heart has been so burdened for many in my family and friends who do not believe, who are following the world religions.
--SW Participant Waconia, MN
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 Excelsior, MN