A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels
By J. Warner Wallace
Published by David C. Cook, January 2013
The author, J. Warner Wallace, is a Los Angeles homicide detective who specialises in solving "cold cases" and providing Forensic Statement analysis for courts.
A life-long atheist, he decided to use the techniques and methods which he used every day as a detective in attempting to solve these cold cases to see if it was possible to do the same with the Gospels and to ascertain whether or not the claims of Christianity that Christ was and is the Son of God could possibly be true.
To his surprise - and indeed shock - he found that by using the methods he placed his trust in as a police officer, there was no room for doubt in his mind that the claims of Christianity were overwhelmingly and demonstrably true. Now a committed Christian and involved in mission-planting, he is a Christian apologist to those who place their reliance on "science" to provide answers for everything. The book gives much insight into his work as a detective - things cannot and should not ever be taken at face value, and he examines the evidence for Christianity in the same rigorous and testing way.
An interesting book for sceptics and believers alike, and helps Christians to defend their biblical beliefs when challenged by non-believers.