God’s Crime Scene, by J. Warner Wallace Review
Guest Post by Diane E. Wood
Being a cold case police detective gives Jim Wallace a unique and intriguing point of view about things. In his first book, Cold Case Christianity, he examined the four Gospels in the New Testament for the evidence that proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the Bible is a historically accurate and divinely preserved account of what the first century apostles observed and did. In Wallace’s second book, God’s Crime Scene, he asks and answers even more hard questions such as, how did time and space begin, is man different from other living things in the world, and how can a good God permit the evil that exists. His responses are intellectually reasonable and convincing in part through his cold case examples to prove his point, thus making the book easy for the common man to understand as well as intellectually satisfying.
Wallace employs the same meticulous search for answers as he did as a detective. By examining and eliminating other “suspects,” we are systematically and reasonably led to the conclusions that make the most sense on each topic discussed.
This book is an excellent resource for the Christian who wants to be more effective in the public square with their faith in an inoffensive manner. With the information in this book, we can have a non-hostile and well-informed dialog concerning what is political correctness, what a lie is, and what is the Truth. God’s Crime Scene is a tool for intelligent dialogue with people of different beliefs with confidence and gentleness. Jim’s book is a great source of information for seekers of truth wherever they are in their journeys. As a former atheist in search for answers to life’s difficult questions, his systematic investigation lead him to specific solid answers concerning the validity of the Bible. Detective Wallace uses the same tools of the trade as he would have done in a cold murder case, to find the “culprit” who created the universe and everything in it.
I found the book very interesting and it inspired me to learn more about how the more how science confirms Christian claims. They blend quite well instead of being opposed to each other. My confidence in my ability to share Christianity has been enhanced through this study of Christian case making.