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Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels
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Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels

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by J. Warner Wallace
 

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Written by an L. A. County homicide detective and former atheist, Cold-Case Christianity examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator.
 
Christianity could be defined as a “cold case”: it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which

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Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
gjo50 More than 1 year ago
J. Warner Wallace worked as a police officer, a detective, and then a cold case detective. Relying on his experience, he examines first the evidence that God exists, and then he turns to the eyewitness accounts of the life of Jesus. He explains the reasoning behind the techniques that a detective utilizes to examine evidence, even examines what qualifies to utilize as evidence. The book is thoroughly researched and cited, as are documents used in a court of law. Use this book when you need solid information to answer someone who is questioning or give it to someone who could benefit from the over whelming evidence of the existence of God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Received from NetGalley.
Theophilusfamily More than 1 year ago
 Have you ever served on a Jury? This book puts you on one. Cold Case Christianity is written by a Los Angeles homicide detective. His book examines the Case for the Authenticity of the Gospels and the Bible. He lays out the evidence, and teaches you how to evaluate it. Will You Convict or Acquit?  For the non believer there may never be "enough evidence", but that claim aside, can we verify the Historical Eyewitness Accounts that are the premise of our Christian Faith? Can we prove these things beyond a Reasonable doubt? Can we show the non believer that the evidence we have is sufficient?  Cold Case Christianity examines whether the evidence was handled with care. What was the "chain of custody?" Were the Gospels a fabrication? A conspiracy based on power, money or prestige?  Did all the Disciples corroborate the story?  J. Warner Wallace says No. So many people will not stick to a lie. All the Disciples, other than John, died a martyr's death but none of them recanted their story to save their lives.  Examine the dates, times, and people and what do you say? Men and Women of the Jury, Has J. Warner Wallace convinced you? 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although there are typesetting (?) errors in the e-version, this book is a wonderful addition to a Christian's arsenal.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
The Ultimate Cold-Case In this book, a former cold-case detective looks at the evidence for Christianity and analyzes it like he would the evidence in one of his cold cases. He starts by taking us through 10 methods, or tools, to look at evidence. He offers examples from his cases as well as arguments for the Bible and God based on what he is talking about. In the second half, he puts the Gospels and the writers through a four part process to see if they stand up to his logic. He often offers arguments that skeptics take and then counters them. The result is a very readable and entertaining book. Since I love mysteries and enjoy apologetics, I certainly enjoyed the book. However, at times I felt the book was a bit light. This was certainly true in the first half where he was more focused on his "tools" than on really presenting evidence. The second half gets much stronger as he really delves into what he can piece together on how reliable the Gospels are. For those who do want to study more, there are plenty of notes and references for further reading in the back. As you can tell from the negative reviews here that some people have problems with this book. I challenge you to read it for yourself if you are curious about the topic and see what you think for yourself. You just might be surprised at what you learn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It would be an understatement to say that this book exceeded my expectations. I was expecting something possibly a little corny based on the title, but about a quarter of the way in, I was hooked. I have read more books than I can count on apologetics, and this is surprisingly one of the very best. I am buying this for many people in my life and will be my go-to gift! This book is so logical, and shows yet again how science (ex. psychology) brings us closer to the truth. I think this book will bring a lot of people unexpected comfort, and an added perk is that it is written VERY well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago