This is obviously a book below my usual reading level, but I don't just review books that pertain to me.
The authors did a great job of coming up with a totally different kind of book than is the norm for kids. There is a story line, but there is a lot of hands on things kids need to do, look up Bible verses, go to the website and look up information, etc.
There is a lot of info on how to solve crimes, and the authors apply that to investigating Jesus and if the Bible is telling the truth about Him.
I thought the book was well-written, the plot well done, and the way the authors tied crime solving into Biblical truth and evidence is genius. I definitely recommend it.
About the author:
J. Warner Wallace is both a detective (currently working cold case homicides), a missions leader and a church planter. He started his career as a designer (earning a BFA from California State University at Long Beach and a Master’s in Architecture from UCLA). He eventually joined a law enforcement agency in Los Angeles County and has been a police officer and detective for nearly 25 years. Jim wasn’t raised as a Christian. In fact, he was a conscientious and vocal atheist until he was 35 years old and always considered himself to be an “evidentialist”. His experience in law enforcement only served to strengthen his conviction that truth was tied directly to evidence. But J. Warner eventually took a serious and expansive look at the evidence for the Christian Worldview and determined that Christianity was demonstrably true. After becoming a Christ follower in 1996, Jim continued to take an evidential approach to truth as he examined the Christian worldview. He eventually earned a Master’s Degree in Theology from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.
J. Warner served as a Youth Pastor for several years, then planted a church in 2006. Along the way, he created and built the PleaseConvinceMe.com website, blog and podcast as a place to post and talk about what he discovered related to the evidence supporting Christianity. This adventure in apologetics has become the major thrust of Jim’s Christian service and now occupies much of his free time. Jim has appeared on television and radio, explaining the role that evidence plays in the Christian definition of “faith” and defending the historicity of Jesus, the reliability of the Bible and the truth of the Christian worldview. Jim also speaks at churches, retreats and camps as he seeks to help people become “Christian Case Makers.”
Cold-Case Christianity for Kids is available from David C. Cook Publishing.
Thanks to Litfuse Publicity for the review copy.
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