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October 26, 2016

Wee Read Wednesday: Cold-Case Christianity for Kids

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Between the ages of 8 and 12, kids often start to wonder if Christianity is true.

In Cold-Case Christianity for Kids, detective J. Warner Wallace draws readers into the thrill of high-stakes investigation by showing them how to think rather than telling them what to think. In this children's companion to the bestselling Cold-Case Christianity, detective Wallace gets kids excited about testing witnesses, examining the evidence, and investigating the case for Christianity. Includes author illustrations and links to a website where kids can download activities, fill in case notes, and earn a certificate of merit.

Detective Wallace gets kids excited about testing witnesses, examining the evidence, and investigating the case for Christianity.

Our Thoughts:
If you have older kids who are interested in detective shows or books, they will love this book.

In this book we follow three kids through detective school as they learn the basics of uncovering the truth. As one of their investigations, they examine the truth behind Jesus’ existence. I admit, at first I was worried how this book would line up with our family beliefs but I was pleasantly surprised to find I appreciated the way the detective work was done in regards to Jesus.

By walking through many of the stories of Jesus’ life, the detectives in training are able to sift through questions, answers, and facts to determine if they believe what they have always been taught. Thankfully, they all discover that they do believe in Jesus and the stories in the Bible.

This is a fun way for children to really understand how to stand up for their faith and be able to tell others about the Jesus they believe in. Although this book is a little advanced for my kids, we will hold on to it until they are ready. I think they will both enjoy it very much.


J. Warner and Susie Wallace have been training young people in the church setting for over a decade. J. Warner is a cold-case homicide detective who has been featured on Dateline, FOX News, Court TV and other crime-related television shows. A former atheist, he is the author of Cold-Case Christianity God's Crime Scene and Forensic Faith. He has a master's degree in theology and is the founder of ColdCaseChristianity.com. Susie has a master's degree in speech pathology and co-writes (and edits) all the kids books in this series. J. Warner and Susie have four children and live in southern California.