Second & Third Person • Fiction • 144 Pages
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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.
Why I Choose This Book:
This spring I read “Forensic Faith” by the same author, and it received a very solid five-star rating from me (not an easy task!), so I was eager to read his newest book. I was especially intrigued since it was for kids.
What I Thought about This Book:
Excited side note first: I received an ARC of this book (for those of you who don’t know, that stands for “Advanced Reader Copy”). I can’t even tell you how long I wanted to join that elusive reviewers-club of getting ARCs before I first landed one. Now, each time I open a package and see those three beautiful letters staring back at me, I feel like I’ve reached the pinnacle of success in the blogging review world. (So, THANK YOU Litfuse!)
This book was cool, yet unique. Y’all, it was written in a mixture of Second and Third person, which doesn’t sound like it would work, but it totally did for this book. So, pretty much I, as the reader, was part of the story, although more like a bystander. The main character was Jason, and we got to see from his point of view most of the time, but every so often there would be a sentence that said something like “You stood on your tip-toes, with the rest of the kids, trying to see into the box.” Which inserted you right into the story which is a fantastic way to get the reader involved.
Speaking of getting involved… GUYS! There’s a whole website for you to get even MORE involved and watch videos and fill out worksheets and goodness who wouldn’t find this incredibly cool? It made me think of VBS, but it’s tailored to be able to do it at home by yourself without having a lot of extra work and supplies needed.
Overall the story wasn’t something that was especially gripping, but that wasn’t the point. The story really helped carry the principles and ideas along that the book teaches. And the authors did a great job of stuffing a lot of really important information about how we can tell the world was designed, etc… into the book.
This book is a great way for kids to learn! Very interactive, informative, interesting, and fun, all rolled into one.
I’m giving God’s Crime Scene for Kids 4 out of 5 stars.
*I received this book free from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review