Wednesday, August 30, 2017

God’s Crime Scene For Kids by J. Warner Wallace and Susie Wallace Book Review

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:

I didn’t read or even know about the first book, “Cold-Case Christianity for Kids”.God’s Crime Scene For Kids Investigating Creation with a Real Detective” is a standalone book. There will be a third book coming out, “Forensic Faith”. I plan on getting the first book to add to my sons reading list this coming school year.

I thought that this was unique  book and I loved how the author uses his background as a detective in a forensic approach to our Christian faith. 

The story starts out with a young cadet in a program for “Special Investigations Academy”.  The main character Jason hears a mysteries sound up in his attic. When he goes to investigate the sounds he finds a box up in there. From there the cadets along with Alan Jeffries a detective begin an investigation into the strange box. Sounds intriguing? Well, I’m not going give away the rest of the story. You will have to pick up your own copy.

I like to think of this as a chapter book and a Bible study all in one while exploring creation. It’s a fun and fast pace read that has some interesting illustrations to draw in tweens and even older elementary kids. I love that it makes the reader think and formulate their own conclusion. At the same time you are teaching your kids some critical thinking skills.  Not everything is what it seems and sometimes you need to look into facts yourself and not just take something at face value. In today’s world we are flooded with the media and social media with is not so Biblical thinking. The reality is that our kids need to learn how to study God’s word and to investigate for themselves.

There is also a link that you can investigate that goes along with the book. Each chapter has a video. I like that there are activity worksheets and notebook pages. The videos are well done. This is a homeschool mammas delight. 

I think my 11 year son will be fascinated with the fact that the author was a former detective. I know that I was extremely impressed with this book. 

I still haven’t decided whether I want to let my son read this for himself or do it as a readout loud in our homeschool this year. I like the thought of going into this in more depth but, at the same time maybe this needs to be his own journey of discovery. I would recommend this 100%.

I received a free copy of this product from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this information accordance with the FTC Regulations.

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