Thursday, August 31, 2017

God's Crime Scene For Kids by J. Warner Wallace and Susie Wallace

God's Crime Scene For Kids
Investigate Creation with a Real Detective


by J. Warner Wallace and Susie Wallace

In this companion to Cold-Case Christianity for Kids, Jason uncovers a mystery in his grandmother’s attic. He and his friends, Hannah, Daniel and Jasmine, enlist the help of Detective Jeffries at the Jr. Detective’s Academy. Along the way, they develop the skills needed to investigate the mystery and the evidence of God’s existence. The cadets learn logical-thinking skills as they examine the contents of a mysterious box and the vast universe.
 
In God’s Crime Scene for Kids, real-life detective J. Warner Wallace shows kids ages 8 to 12 what skills are needed to solve Jason’s mystery, and at the same time looks at evidence in the universe that demonstrates God is the creator. Ultimately, kids will learn how to make their own case for God’s existence.

My Thoughts:

This companion book to Cold-Case Christianity for Kids begins back at the Junior Detective Academy where cadet Jason reveals he has a mystery in his own attic. The cadets are guided through the investigation by Detective Jeffries to uncover the evidence to solve Jason's mystery but also engage characters and readers in discovering the proof of God's existence. 

What I enjoyed about this book for middle grade readers is the inclusive point-of-view given to the reader. The reader becomes one of the cadets and is encouraged throughout the story to think alongside the other characters. The mystery is engaging but the factual evidence is presented in a way that is understandable and conclusive to readers. Throughout the pages there are opportunities for the reader to further engage in the story with CSI Assignment that leads readers to Scriptural references; Detective Definitions that present further opportunity for readers to learn about detective work and investigation; and Dig Deeper connection that links readers to an online source that's guaranteed to make readers feel like they are a part of the cadet academy. 

A fun story, a unique way to engage young readers, and the perfect book to encourage readers of any age to further examine the world around them and use critical thinking skills to investigate and defend the evidence of God's existence. 

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. You can purchase your copy of God's Crime Scene For Kids through the following retailers:

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