Released May 1st, 2017, Forensic Faith is the third in a trilogy of books by Cold-Case Detective J. Warner Wallace. The back of the book description reads like this:
You may start feeling like it’s time to change churches. Most Christians at some time or another nowadays have felt that way at least once. It could be for any number of reasons: they don’t offer the ministries your family needs, things are stagnant, there are too many jerks that go there. Sometimes it’s just time to change the scenery.
I work in retail again. The holidays came. I just got busy. And tired. Writing became slower, blog posts stopped.
Now it’s well into the New Year. I have a lot of really fun things in the planning stages, and we’re prayerfully focusing on the possibility of an end game where I am able to back off of my day job a little in the next couple of years to work more in some form of ministry.
I can give you a couple dozen reasons why you shouldn’t see the movie “The Shack”, and I can give you a hundred blogs detailing how horrible the doctrine is. But I think you should see it. I intend to go see it and here’s why:
That fall (yes, that quickly) Beth and I were asked to lead a Life Group by Mickey. He knew what he was doing. I felt pressured, Beth felt pressured, but HE knew what He was doing. We met for the first time with another couple and Beth’s older sister. I laid down the ground rules: I am learning and I wanted everyone else to learn too. If what we believed in was an accurate reflection of reality, then we should be able to defend it in the same way we can defend the blueness of the sky.
The book was Kingdom Man by Tony Evans. I didn’t see a change in myself, particularly. I loved reading the book, and I just felt like it put me in a good mood. I started hearing Beth tell people around me that she saw a change in me once I proceeded past the second chapter. I knew what I needed to do: Be a Kingdom Man who handles my realm the way God intended me to.
I was not reading the Quran because I believed in it, though I had a feeling I needed to know it. Eventually I had enough, and started reading Antiquities of the Jews by Flavius Josephus. I wanted to know if someone other than the Catholic Church found any of this to be an accurate reflection of reality. Beth urged me to read the bible as much as I was reading this massive collection of volumes. I love her so much for this, today. Although then, I moved on to Herodotus.