Monday, June 22, 2015

Alive by J. Warner Wallace

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Alive: A Cold-Case Approach to the Resurrection
by J. Warner Wallace

ISBN-13: 9780781411288
ebook: 36 pages
Publisher: David C Cook
Released: March 1st 2014

Source: ebook bought on

Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
The resurrection. As far as doctrines go, it's a game changer. What if we assessed the issue of the resurrection as a cold case detective would evaluate a crime scene? Author J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case detective. He also used to be an atheist. Follow along in this brief presentation of his approach in applying his detective's expertise to the accounts of the resurrection. Wallace believes the case is compelling.

My Review:
Alive is a short apologetic booklet that looks at the evidence surrounding Jesus' resurrection from the point of view of a cold case detective. What is the most reasonable explanation for the accounts found in secular, historical sources and in the Bible?

The author explained his process and then examined the possible explanations using his experience as a cold case detective. He did a good job of covering the various, possible scenarios surrounding the crucifixion and resurrection. His reasoning was easy to follow and rational. Overall, this would be a good resource for those who are uncertain about Jesus' resurrection and only have time for a quick read. It will especially appeal to those who are interested in detective work. However, this will be too brief for anyone wanting a thorough, deep look on the subject.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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