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
Surprised by Faith book
My eldest son gave me his autographed copy of your book Surprised by Faith to read several months ago. I must admit that I put off reading it… for all the reasons in your book! I will purchase my own copy as I'd like to pass it on to my other two sons, their wives and children—if they wish to read it. I will encourage that they do. At sixty-eight, I've realized that something was missing: I found it! I'd like to take you up on your offer for a copy of Growing Faith. I do not wish to tear the form from my son's signed copy of your book. Feeling Blessed.
-BW Reader Elk Grove, CA
As a relatively new Christian, creation has been a challenge to me. I believed evolution and the fossil record was more or less air tight. Your course really opened my eyes to the hoax it is. The result: My faith in the Bible has increased immeasurably.
--GA Participant Brooklyn Park, 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
Surprised by Faith book
Surprised by Faith has been a "go to" book for me. I have shared it with many people exploring faith or asking great questions about God, faith, and the Bible. I have also had opportunity to walk a number of people through it and have seen God change lives. I recommend it highly.
-SW Pastor Roseville, MN
This presentation has given me answers to some of the questions I've been asked before that I didn't know quite how to answer. Awesome job!
-EB Event Participant Elk River, MN
I thought it was great. It was very helpful to get all the scientific proof. It re-affirms what I already knew, "that it takes more than faith to not believe than to believe.,"
--JC Participant Chaska, MN
Sunday eve I "forced" our ninth-grade son to come, and he did—kicking and screaming. He asked to come back Monday night because he found it so interesting. Our eighteen-year-old son also came and was fascinated. Thank you so much for your message. I wish we could have had more time.
-JK Event Participant Ionia, IA
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 Mission Viejo, CA
Thank you again for the powerful teaching you gave our church on Sunday morning. Your knowledge and insight into the Word of God and the natural world are encouraging and inspiring. We appreciate the relationship we have developed over the years and look forward to it continuing.
-LG Pastor, Event Host Phoenix, AZ