Investigate Jesus with A Real Detective
By: J. Warner Wallace, Susie Wallace & Rob Suggs
Retails for $9.99
Around ages 8-12, children typically start questioning the authenticity of things on their own, especially those who are determined truth seekers. A real life cold-case homicide detective wants to help you and your children to investigate the claims of Christianity with a few investigative steps so we are more convinced.
Honestly I wasn't sure what to expect initially. The words "Cold-Case" in the book title almost makes you feel slightly overwhelmed. Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised once I opened to the first few pages. First of all the style of writing is really comfortable (easy) to read and follow. It flows. I even read it outloud because I liked the uniqueness of the book.
Immediately you're placed into the story as a kid who is about to become a student police cadet alongside your two friends at the local police department for their new detective training academy. Through your participation, you learn some valuable things that will help you become your own detective.
In chapter 1 you learn about presupposition and how you cannot solve cases with your mind already made up. We have to remind our children to always be open minded. Through taking observations, making lists of evidence and explanations, we can start to see our children determine for themselves what is true and what is not.
What I really liked was the fact that there are illustrations, and prompts on every single page that definitely helps to keep the reader and listener engaged. I never once felt bored when reading from this particular book and neither did my children when I read it to them. There was always a question or CSI Assignment that needed to be answered through paying attention and research. Homework if you will. Great way to get those Bibles out and research verses and asking related questions.
Overall, what a great interactive guide for children and families. It makes researching truths a lot more fun! What I am taking from the investigating was that you have to teach a child to find their own truth in their beliefs, so they can teach others to believe in them too. That I can do.
I highly recommend.
Parents, this is real! The time is now! Encourage your children to get involved!
Be sure to check out ColdCaseChristianityforKids.com to uncover more activities and download your very own certificate of merit!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A copy of Cold-Case Christianity for Kids
- A Kindle Fire so your kids can visit the Cold-Case Christianity for Kids website and explore its many activities
- A shock-proof, kid-friendly, convertible Kindle Fire case (your kids' choice of color)
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.
*FTC Disclaimer: This book was provided to me complimentary from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my participation in a blog tour. My opinions are non-biased and are my own.*