Recommendations

Tim Erickson

As a fellow pastor, I could tell Dr. Strawsburg had a pastor’s heart from the moment we met. His academic credentials give people the confidence that he knows what he’s talking about, yet his style and sensitivity connect with people on a personal level that isn’t over their heads. The conference at our church was months in the making, and Brent was actively involved in the planning every step of the way. His suggestions and resources helped me promote the conference in a way that was memorable for my congregation and attention-grabbing in my community. The topics Brent addressed were applicable and intriguing to young and old alike! Overall, it was an encouraging and informative time for our congregation.
Tim Erickson
Senior Pastor
Morningside Community Church
Montezuma, Kansas

Dr. J.P. Moreland

I’ve worked with Dr. Brent Strawsburg on numerous occasions over the years. He has a unique ability to take complex topics and make them relevant and easy to understand. I’ve been very impressed with the material that Brent has put together. I would highly recommend Brent as he addresses apologetic topics.
Dr. J.P. Moreland
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Talbot School of Theology

Pastor Andy Wileman

Dr. Brent Strawsburg has dedicated his ministry to answering crucial questions of our age with grace and precision. Our people were encouraged in their faith and given answers to help them speak with friends. Dr. Strawsburg’s talks were clear, concise, and meaningful. I especially appreciated his gracious approach to speaking to others

Andy Wileman
Lead Pastor
Grace Bible Church, Dallas

 

Dr. Andrew Noch

Brent Strawsburg is the perfect balance of a shepherd’s heart coupled with a brilliant Christian mind. He communicated exceptionally well with the very large spectrum of people who attended our Evangelism Emphasis weekend. We intend to have him back! We strongly recommend him to any ministry who wants to equip its people to “speak the truth in love.”
Dr. Andrew Noch
Pastor of Evangelism
Rolling Hills Covenant Church

Joey Robison

Extending an invitation to have Dr. Brent Strawsburg speak to your church or ministry would be a huge blessing! He has a heart for God’s people and has the ability to equip and challenge them to give well thought out answers to some of the most difficult questions people wrestle with in life. God has blessed him with the ability to clearly communicate in a way that people can grasp. He loves the church and deeply desires to equip the saints and is one of the kindest people you would ever want to meet.

Joey Robison
Senior Pastor
North Avenue Baptist Church
Lompoc, California

Larry Maib

We would highly recommend Dr. Brent Strawsburg to speak at your church regarding apologetics. Brent has spoken at First Baptist on multiple occasions and we always invite him back. He is a great communicator, is very positive and upbeat and really connects with people. His message on How To Disarm Your Doubts was very well received. Apologetics is much needed in our churches and Brent can make it relevant to every single person in your church.
Larry Maib
Senior Pastor
First Baptist of Canoga Park

Jim Smith

Brent has been involved in assisting our network of churches to learn to defend and explain the Christian faith. I believe that apologetics is something every true believer should be involved in. Brent does this well, with clarity and passion.

Jim Smith
Executive Director, Pacific Church Network

Dr. John Redman

Dr. Brent Strawsburg has a wonderful ability to present complex matters in a simple and easy to understand way. His clear insights into the issues bring clarity and perspective that enable people to quickly grasp the essential elements while understanding the appropriate Biblical truth. He has taught seminars in a number of churches in Southern California. I have no hesitation in wholeheartedly endorsing him and warmly commending him to you as a vital and valuable resource person for you and your ministries.

Dr. John Redman
Former Executive Director, Pacific Church Network

Jon Barta

Dr. Brent was well-received at our church! He was very personable with our members and his message was both informative and encouraging to all. We plan on having him return to speak in the very near future. Dr. Brent demonstrates a heart-felt concern for the life of the church and for our call to reach a hurting world with the good news about Jesus Christ.

Jon Barta
Former Senior Pastor
Valley Baptist Church of Burbank

Randy Harrington

We invited Dr. Brent Strawsburg to present Inside the Mind of Your Catholic Friend. We couldn’t be happier about this seminar. The PowerPoint presentation was outstanding. Brent’s verbal presentation was even better. The material was easy to understand. Dr. Brent presented this material in a sensitive and fair-minded fashion.
Randy Harrington
Branch Manager; Synergy Capital
Former Pastor of Outreach
Grace Church of Glendora

Pastor Chris Boudreau

There has never been a greater time to equip followers of Christ in the area of apologetics. As a Lead Pastor it has become shockingly clear how ill-prepared those sitting in our churches are to interact with others on issues of faith and to present their faith in a logical and clear way. I am looking forward to partnering with Dr. Brent Strawsburg because of his years of experience in living these truths and his passion and efforts in training others. One of my all-time favorite and helpful seminars was Inside the Mind of Your Catholic Friend. I can honestly say that it has personally benefitted me in understanding my own immediate family members. It has also helped me as a pastor to equip others in how to dialogue with those of other beliefs. I am confident that any seminar offered by Brent would be extremely beneficial to both you and your ministry.

Pastor Chris Boudreau
Former Senior Pastor
Twin Rivers Church

Israel Gomez

We had Brent for a summer Apologetics Event, How To Disarm Your Doubts, and the How Can My Faith Survive A Relativistic Culture, and he did a great job! We were very pleased with the turnout in the summer and the positive response he had on our church. We look forward to other opportunities to partner with him. He really knows his stuff!

Israel Gomez
Associate Pastor
Calvary Baptist of Whittier

Dennis Davies

Dr. Strawsburg came and spoke for our church as part of our annual summer, guest speaker series in order to help our congregation deal with the issue of doubt in the life of a believer. Using three of his perfectly tailored presentations, he spoke on the topics of “How to Disarm Doubt,” “Where is God When it Hurts?” and “How Can Faith Survive a Relativistic Culture?” The entire congregation was extremely encouraged by Dr. Strawsburg’s message and by his teaching and there has been a considerable amount of discussion and lots of positive feedback since his time with us. He has helped us all to better handle our feelings of doubt as we live out our lives and minister to others in our church and in our community; always striving to model what it means to live by faith and not by sight (2Cor. 5:7) while knowing that He is with us always (Matt. 28:20). It is our genuine pleasure to highly recommend Dr. Strawsburg to others as well.

Dennis Davies
Associate Pastor over Equipping Ministries
Calvary Baptist Church, Huntington Beach

Book Recommendations


Dr. Strawsburg is a Tim Keller type—a pastor and churchman who is intelligent and clear headed. This is an extraordinary book for ordinary people.

Dr. J.P. Moreland
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
Author of The Soul: How We Know Its Real and Why It Matters


I found Dr. Strawsburg’s new book Footprints of Faith a remarkable work on apologetics. He takes on the toughest questions, answers them thoroughly and cogently, but does so in a way everybody can understand. I predict that this will be
a big hit in Bible study groups across North America. It’s very well done.

Craig J. Hazen, Ph.D.
Founder and Director of the Christian Apologetics Program
Biola University
Author of the novel, Five Sacred Crossings


As a pastor, I understand how difficult it is to tame tough topics and make them accessible to a wide audience. Brent has done this, and he does it well. If the subject of apologetics has ever intimidated you, let Brent guide you into this enriching world through an important collection of topics. You’ll be glad you did!

Tim Erickson
Pastor, Morningside Community Church
Montezuma, KS


Footprints of Faith tackles some of the toughest questions people have today about God, faith, and other religions. What I appreciate most is that Brent provides solid biblical responses, but he does so with a pastoral heart.

Sean McDowell, Ph.D.
Biola University Professor, Speaker, Author


Footprints of Faith by Dr. Brent Strawsburg is a remarkable tool to equip believers to defend the faith in our society which seems so upside-down. The chapters are user-friendly and not above the heads of its readers. With excellent research, tact, and apologetic insight, Dr. Strawsburg tackles the most common questions that most believers face in their everyday world. This book will equip any believer to “speak the truth in love.”

 

Dr. Andrew Noch
Pastor of Evangelism
Rolling Hills Covenant Church


Dr. Strawsburg has written an excellent single volume–it’s a one-stop-shop for apologetics. Footprints of Faith is organized in a fashion that could tremendously benefit a small group. It is easy to read and the chapters are short enough to convey key thoughts but not too long to lose the average reader. For those who want to dig deeper, there is a nice selection of resources. The need for an introductory resource is valuable for the church. I found Footprints of Faith to be a good mix between the head and the heart as well as faith and reason.

Dr. Brian Harris
Lead Pastor, Pine Acres Church
Weatherford, OK


Whether you are looking to believe, explain, or defend Christianity, this book—Footprints of Faith—can definitely help! Dr. Brent Strawsburg makes a difficult topic practical, easily grasped, and personal as only a pastor, whose own life and faith have repeatedly been rocked by adversity, can. As a friend for years, I wholeheartedly endorse this book because I have witnessed Brent and his family steadily walking forward, upward, and through life’s challenges with grace, courage, and resiliency. Isn’t that the purpose of real faith after all?

Bill MacLeod
Founder, CEO, Mission ConneXion


I am delighted to recommend Brent Strawsburg’s work, Footprints of Faith. It’s a wonderful resource that will benefit the next generation of seekers and followers of Jesus. It provides solid answers to some of the toughest questions and will be a great encouragement to its readers. I commend Brent and his book heartily!

Scott B. Rae, Ph.D.
Dean of Faculty and Professor of Christian Ethics
Talbot School of Theology, Biola University


In its day More than a Carpenter was the most accessible apologetics book you could read and share with others. Today, Footprints of Faith fills that same need. With a winsome conversation style and contemporary talking points, Brent has crafted what easily is my new #1 favorite apologetics book. Whatever you do, don’t put this on a bookshelf. Read it! Enjoy it! Share it!

David Sanford
Corban University, www.corban.edu


Hope is rising in the church today because more of us are finally committing to winning the lost instead of wiping them out. Footprints of Faith is a powerful and practical guide for those of us who simply want to stay on mission and be ambassadors for Christ. I’ve known Brent for over a decade–his gift for training others to think clearly, speak persuasively, and above all serve humbly, is a gift to us all. Buy ten more copies of this book today and gather your friends to talk through it!

Dr. John Dix
Lead Pastor, Grace Church of Glendora


Footprints of Faith speaks to one of the biggest challenges of our time: How do we help a drifting irreligious culture to see the viability of the Christian faith. Strawsburg brings clarity on understanding and answering common questions or positions. This book is particularly unique in how he leans chapters in a pastoral direction; helping Christians know how to communicate with others, and often helping them see the richness of truth for their own lives.

Dr. Gary Comer
Author of Soul Whisperer, Soul Whisperer Ministries


Since our days at Biola together, I’ve felt that Dr. Strawsburg would one day make a useful contribution to Apologetic literature. Footprints of Faith more than fulfills that expectation. The book makes an impression upon the mind that, unlike other books of its genre, will not soon be washed away the by the ebb and flow of popular tides. Brent has left us with a clear path, lovingly marking out each step with its own lasting and visible footprint of faith.

Ben LeCorte
Founder & President of WordTrax.com


Along with his own easy to understand thoughts on complex issues, Brent has brought together many scripture references and quotes from theologians to answer some tough questions of the Christian faith in this very helpful and practical book.

Dr. Jim Smith
Executive Director, Pacific Church Network


How many Christians have confidence in their ability to share their faith? Scripture tells us to “always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks us to give an account for the hope that is in us.” I have witnessed the passion that Dr. Strawsburg has for equipping believers to effectively share their faith. Our church has repeatedly invited Dr. Brent to address the topics within his book–the response has been awesome. Footprints of Faith is so well written, I can promise it will make a difference in your ability to be an effective witness for Christ.

Steve Soderstrom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept.
Detective–Retired
Elder Board Chairman–First Baptist Church, Canoga Park


It is the responsibility of every Christian leader in every generation to equip believers to defend the truth claims of Christianity. With the heart of a pastor and the mind of a scholar, Dr. Brent Strawsburg has given a fantastic defense in an engaging, personal and thought-provoking way. Dr. Strawsburg has taken from a wide array of voices within the Christian tradition and presented these timeless truths in a very timely way. I’m sure you will enjoy reading Footprints of Faith.

Jon Morrison
Associate Director of Apologetics Canada and Teaching Pastor at Maple Ridge Baptist Church
Author of Clear Minds & Dirty Feet