Book Review: Cold-Case Christianity for Kids

cold_case_xnity_4_kidsAs a young adult, I can be discouraged. My heart has been grieved to see people my age walk away from the faith after growing up in the church. They held to what their parents did and never examined the faith for themselves. As a youth pastor, though, I am encouraged. Not only do I have the opportunity to assist parents in discipling their children, I can also equip the youth to examine the faith for themselves. One avenue for this is to give kids good Christian books to read targeted at their age group. There may not be any better resource for kids to investigate the faith for themselves than J. Warner Wallace and his wife’s new book Cold-Case Christianity for Kids: Investigate Jesus with a Real Detective.

Warner Wallace draws on his experience as a real-life cold-case detective and he and his wife bring their passion of training young people in the church to produce this work that is engaging and edifying. Cold-Case Christianity for Kids is engaging because it is written in a narrative style and context kids can relate to and understand. Likewise, the resource is edifying, using the tools of investigating and examining to equip children to see there is a God who has created the world and that Jesus Christ has indeed risen from the dead. Each chapter expands kid’s vocabulary by giving “Detective Definitions” on terms children may not be familiar with. The “CSI Assignments” in each chapter weave in biblical content in the child’s learning. Toward the end of each chapter, kids will be equipped with a tool for their detective bag.

This book trains kids to think like cold-case detectives (Wallace and Wallace 16). In other words, the kids are taught how to think, not what to think (Wallace and Wallace 15). One of the issues, I believe, some young adults who have left the church have had is they were taught what to think but not how to think. I am grateful, then, to endorse and recommend such a resource that will encourage kids, between 8 and 12 years old especially,to examine Christianity and the Bible, to see they are true, and to see Jesus is worthy of our worship!

Purchase a copy here or enter below to possibly win a free copy of the book!

J. Warner Wallace and Susie Wallace’s ‘Cold-Case Christianity for Kids’ Blog Tour and Giveaway

At the crucial age between 8 and 12, many kids begin to wonder if Christianity and the Bible are true. Help your kids become truth-seeking detectives with the help of J. Warner and Susie Wallace’s Cold-Case Christianity for Kids. Detective Wallace gets kids excited about testing witnesses, examining the evidence, and investigating the case for Christianity. The book includes author illustrations and links to a website where kids can download activities, fill in case notes, and earn a certificate of merit.

Encourage your kids to investigate the case for Christianity by entering to win a faith examination kit and a copy of J. Warner and Susie’s new book.

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One grand prize winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on November 4. The winner will be announced November 7 on the Litfuse blog.

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own and are my honest review of the book.

Resources:

Cold-Case Christianity for Kids is the children’s edition of the book Cold-Case Christianity. As youth go through their edition of the book, parents would do well to buy this book to read alongside of them.

The learning and fun do not have to stop after your child has read the book. This website is interactive and is meant to complement what children learn about in the book.

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