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.
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I am so excited about this book. It's a fun style devotional study book for kids to investigate the truth about Jesus and Christianity.
Written in an exciting mystery solving format, using three main characters -on of which includes the reader, the author draws the reader in by participation. In the book, the kids sign up for a detective class at the local police department. As they learn techniques to become a great detective, they also uncover a mystery to solve. After one of them finds an old skateboard in the school shed, they need to determine - who it belongs to and how it got there?
As they work through the case, they simultaneously uncover clues pertaining to Jesus. They have to investigate, examine, compare and decide if the story of Jesus is simply a myth or reality. In each chapter the kids have two cases to work on - Jesus and the skateboard mystery. There are 8 chapters to work through, fill in sheets in the back and a website they can use if parents permit. At the end there's a certificate of promotion. Kids will have to use their minds and the Bible to solve this one, and in the process grow their faith. There are lots of Scriptures to read and look up.
I think this book is great for both believers and unbelievers. The unbelievers will be drawn into figuring out whether Jesus was real or not, and the believer will learn to defend their faith. Most tweens will enjoy this devotional. Teens may possibly enjoy it also if they are interested in learning more about Christianity in a simplified manner.
I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse to review. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.
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.
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A copy of Cold-Case Christianity for Kids
- A Kindle Fire so your kids can visit the Cold-Case Christianity for Kids website and explore its many activities
- A shock-proof, kid-friendly, convertible Kindle Fire case (your kids' choice of color)