Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith By: J. Warner Wallace
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Table of Contents
Preface: To Protect and Serve Chapter 1: Distinctive Duty Chapter 2: Targeted Training Chapter 3: Intense Investigation Chapter 4: Convincing Communication Postscript: Becoming a Sheepdog
This book is 208 pages and is third in a trilogy that includes Cold-case Christianity and God's Crime Scene. What makes this trilogy so unique is that the material covered is from the perspective of a seasoned cold-case homicide detective and former atheist. J. Warner Wallace not only brings a fresh spin to entry level Christian Apologetics but also engages his reader in a way that helps them to think clearly about how they are processing the information that is being presented.
This book steps back from the cases being made for specific apologetic considerations and takes a higher view of the overall subject of Christian apologetics. In this book J. Warner Wallace is really confronting the question "Why should I care about this?" Once he has made that point he moves on for the rest of the book and helps the reader understand how to make the overall endeavor more potent and personal. I understand why this is the third book in the trilogy, but it is so foundational to Christian apologetics (case-making) that this book could easily have been the first in the trilogy.
I really appreciate this whole book because, unlike most apologetics books, it steps back from specifics and technical details and addresses fundamental questions about purpose, motivation, and reasons for investing our energy in this area of study.
The writing of this book is excellent. It is simple and straight forward so anyone can get something from reading it. The illustrations are wonderful. The book is filled with simple line drawings that do an excellent job of conveying and accenting the information being presented.