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|Title: God's Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe
By: J. Warner Wallace
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: David C Cook
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 7.00 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound
Stock No: WW707840
Author: J. Warner Wallace
Located in: Orange County, California
Submitted: May 30, 2015
Tell us a little about yourself. J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University, Christian case maker and author. J. Warner was a conscientious and vocal atheist through his undergraduate and graduate work in Design and Architecture (CSULB and UCLA); he always considered himself to be an "evidentialist". His experience in law enforcement only served to strengthen his conviction that truth is tied directly to evidence. But at the age of thirty-five, J. Warner took a serious and expansive look at the evidence for the Christian Worldview and determined that Christianity was demonstrably true. After becoming a Christ follower in 1996, Jim continued to take an evidential approach to truth as he examined the Christian worldview. He eventually earned a Master's Degree in Theological Studies from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.
J. Warner served as a Youth Pastor for several years, then planted a church in 2006. Along the way, he created and built the Cold-Case Christianity website, blog and podcast as a place to post and talk about what he discovered related to the evidence supporting Christianity. Jim has appeared on television and radio, explaining the role that evidence plays in the Christian definition of "faith" and defending the historicity of Jesus, the reliability of the Bible and the truth of the Christian worldview. Jim also speaks at churches, retreats and camps as he seeks to help people become confident Christian case makers.
J. Warner's professional investigative work has received national recognition; his cases have been featured repeatedly on NBC's Dateline, and he's been awarded the Police and Fire Medal of Valor "Sustained Superiority" Award. Relying on over two decades of investigative experience, J. Warner provides his readers with the tools they will need to investigate the claims of Christianity and make a convincing case for the truth of the Christian worldview.
What was your motivation behind this project? It's my hope that God's Crime Scene will help readers examine the nature of the universe as they sift through eight important characteristics of the cosmos, biological organisms and human experience, considering each as though it were a piece of evidence at a crime scene. Readers will be introduced to the "'inside the room' or 'outside the room'" methodology used by detectives to "determine the most reasonable inference from evidence". You'll be challenged to examine eight important pieces of evidence common to our human observations and experience. Which explanation (pure unguided naturalism or supernatural intervention) best accounts for the evidence at the "crime scene"? God's Crime Scene is a unique apologetics overview, introducing a variety of arguments and lines of evidence for God's existence from the perspective of a Cold Case Homicide Detective. It's my goal to provide a satisfying examination of eight pieces of evidence in our universe, without wandering too deeply into esoteric scientific or philosophical detail. I wrote God's Crime Scene as an accessible survey of the evidence, directed toward both the layperson as well as those who are already familiar with the data. God's Crime Scene seeks to demonstrate the truth of Theism evidentially, just as my prior work, Cold Case Christianity, sought to demonstrate the reliability of the Christian Gospels.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: "What if a brilliant prosecutor tried to prove the existence of God using real evidence and crystal clear arguments? Well, that's precisely what J. Warner does in this magnificent book -- and you get to be the jury. Don't blink. Thrilling and amazing." Eric Metaxas New York Times Best-selling author of Miracles and Bonhoeffer "Around Dateline, we had a phrase to describe J Warner Wallace: 'The Evidence Whisperer.' He would come up with some unlikely bit of long neglected flotsam, realize it was key evidence, and work it until he'd wrung out every possible lead. Jim helped bring cases to court, and our stories to life. And when I discovered he enjoys debating religious questions with an inquisitive guy like me? Well that was true joy. Mind you, we agree about almost nothing. But in this book he makes his case as always with verve and charm ...just like my friend Jim." Keith Morrison News Correspondent, Dateline (NBC) "With the tenacity of a homicide detective and the careful reasoning of a scholar, Jim Wallace uses the forensic method of scientific investigation to establish - beyond reasonable doubt - that God exists!" Dr. Stephen C. Meyer Author of the New York Times bestseller Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design "If I am ever in court, I want Jim Wallace on my side. As he did in Cold Case Christianity, Jim demonstrates that years of experience as a detective is excellent training for clear thinking on any subject matter. He patiently unfolds the evidence just as he must have done in countless courtrooms, educating the jury on the facts of the case and on proper reasoning from the facts. Drawing analogies from actual crime scenes in his files, he lends human drama to logical arguments. A delightful book." Nancy Pearcey Author of Total Truth and Finding Truth
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