There were a few things I disliked, but they did not distract too much from the author\’s message.
1. The author put a lot of focus on combating atheism.
From what I have seen, there are many, many more opponents to Christianity than only atheism. I think it would be a great idea for readers of this book to observe their own communities prior to and during the process of using Forensic Faith‘s techniques to encourage others to explore Christianity.
2. Wimbledon is not played on clay.
This was a one-sentence remark late in the book, but it bothered me. First of all, I’m a sports fan and watch tennis often, so I know that Wimbledon is played on grass. Secondly, from the amount of detail the author provided in other areas of the book, particularly where his cases and research on atheism and Christianity were concerned, I thought he would have double-checked this one as well, so this disappointed me a little.
Note: I have been made aware that the tennis court surface was corrected before the final copy of the book came out. I’m glad to hear that.
3. Mentions of the author’s other books saturated the text.
At the first couple of mentions of the author’s other books, I thought they would be great resources, and I was interested in reading them. But I quickly realized that the author referenced these other books much more than necessary. It swiftly became a bit of an infomercial at times, though the information in the chapters was still worth reading.
Despite the issues that bothered me, I did enjoy Forensic Faith, and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to find more evidence for their faith, those who want to be able to better defend or explain their faith to non-Christians, or those who are struggling with doubts in their faith. When I was finished reading this book, I had a renewed passion for studying God’s Word with a fresh perspective, and I think you might too.
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