I hesitate to call this a review since I knew from the get-go that I would enjoy this book and find it helpful. I know this because it is the followup volume to J. Warner Wallace‘s previous book, Cold Case Christianity (see my review of Cold Case).
This follow-up volume has the same feel as the first volume in which Mr. Wallace uses stories from his time as a detective to illustrate the truths he is seeking to convey.
In Cold Case, J. Warner Wallace takes on the question of whether the Gospel narratives can be trusted. In God’s Crime Scene, Mr. Wallace takes on the question of whether the evidence points to a divinely created universe.
The book is well researched and well written. The crime scene stories are useful for understanding the principles under which a good detective does his work. The skills required to do a homicide investigation are similar to the skills required to investigate the validity of any claim for truth. A ruthless curiosity combined with a commitment to getting to the real truth no matter where it leads are required.
One advantage of using the stories to illustrate the principles of investigation is that it makes for a more exciting read. Also, Mr. Wallace does a good job of defining any terms that may be unfamiliar to the average reader. So, a person who is not accustomed to reading works on Christian apologetics will not feel daunted by the task of reading this book.
Because of this, I would heartily recommend this book as a resource for a church small group or a book club.
God’s Crime Scene is a book that I know I will re-read and refer to as part of my apologetics library. If you have any interest at all in knowing where the evidence points with regard to the beginning of the universe, I strongly recommend that you pick up a copy of this book. For your convenience, if you click on the picture of the book cover, you will be taken to the page on Amazon.com to purchase God’s Crime Scene.