Written by an L. A. County homicide detective and former atheist, Cold Case Christianity examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator. Christianity could be defined as a cold case it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence.
In Cold Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity. A unique apologetic that speaks to readers' intense interest in detective stories, Cold Case Christianity inspires readers to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity.
“In his savvy and captivating book, J. Warner Wallace will introduce you to the kinds of tools and techniques that he routinely uses to crack unsolved murders that have long baffled other cops. He will show you how this same analytical thinking can be used to crack the case of a long-ago killing on a cross – and the incredible resurrection that followed. It’s a fascinating process, with Jim drawing on his quarter century of police experience to explain how and why the evidence of history decisively tips the scales in favor of Christianity.” - Lee Strobel, Investigative Journalist, Speaker and author of The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith
“Cold-Case Christianity is a fantastic book. I wish I had this resource when I was first examined the Christian faith. It would have answered many of my questions and help set me on the track to truth.” - Josh McDowell, Speaker and author of Evidence that Demands A Verdict
“WARNING: Do not start reading this book unless you have time set aside…You will NOT be able to put it down. This is a one-of-a-kind, ground-breaking book that everyone should read. J. Warner is a man who is in a unique position to investigate the claims of Christianity. He is quickly becoming my favorite apologist. 12 stars out of a possible 10!” - Don Stewart, Host of Pastor’s Perspective, author of over 70 books
“My friend J. Warner Wallace is one of the most thoughtful and winsome apologists for the Gospel I know. Cold-Case Christianity is literally packed with insights to share with the skeptics in your life and this book will give you the confidence to share it!” - Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church, author of The Purpose Driven Life
“Cold-Case Christianity reads like the fast-paced detective drama it actually is. The book is chocked full of interesting evidence and arguments, and it is unique among the literature in exhibiting a legal-reasoning approach to the evidence for and against historic Christianity. I enthusiastically endorse this great book and thank J. Warner Wallace for his excellent work.” - J.P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Biola University and author of The God Question
“What happens when an atheist cop takes the same forensic skills he uses to solve the toughest crimes—homicides with a trail that’s been cold for decades—and applies them to the eyewitness testimony and circumstantial evidence for the life of Jesus of Nazareth? A fascinating new approach to the question of Gospel credibility, that’s what. Cold Case Christianity is simply the most clever and compelling defense I’ve ever read for the reliability of the New Testament record. Case closed.” - Gregory Koukl, President Stand to Reason, Speaker and author of Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing your Christian Convictions