Here is a sampling from some of the thousands of comments we have received about our events, videos, and books.
Surprised by Faith book
I was given Surprised by Faith to read while on a bus on a choir trip nearly ten years ago. I read it once, then again (outlining it) and reviewed it to see if I had all the data processed correctly. I started buying the books from the publisher though our church in Jacksonville where my wife worked, and gave them out as the books became available. I gave 25-30 books away for people to use... This curriculum is very good and should be heard and absorbed by everyone. It strengthens our faith in the authenticity of the Bible and the reality of God "in human flesh."
-EW Lay Leader Jacksonville, FL
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 Edina, MN
Thank you for opening my mind and my heart to learn more. You have truly touched me. Thank you!
-DJ Event Participant Bloomington, MN
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
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
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)
Brings tangibility and reality to the exstence of God. Provides knowledge and tools to use to support the argument of God's presence.
-JB Event Participant Chanhassen, MN
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 Sioux Falls, SD
At a moment in my life where I am questioning, "Where are you God? Are you there?" you brought me hope. Thank you.
-AP Event Participant St. Paul, MN
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 Community Lutheran Church, AFLC (Oceanside, CA)