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GCS - Wallace

In Jim Wallace’s latest effort – God’s Crime Scene – we find the case for God’s existence being built upon the available evidence. Using the same techniques of crime scene investigation learned over a life time of police work, Jim expands upon his earlier work, Cold Case Christianity by turning his attention to the timeless questions of life, origins, morals, and why it matters that we have intellectually satisfying answers to these questions and more.

The force of the book lies in Jim’s consistent reminder to readers of the methodology for making every day decisions based on the available evidence.  Jim addresses the evidence for the existence of God in eight easy to read chapters by posing a multitude of questions that lead to a rational, logical, and reasonable conclusion that the evidence for God’s existence far outweighs reasons for unbelief.

Readers will be happy to see that Jim doesn’t rest with a scientifically probable declaration based upon the materially observable balances and complexities of our designed universe. Jim pushes on to tackle the tough philosophical questions that address the implications of a Divine Designer.

For example his critique of the problem of evil, one of the most discussed evidences for and against the existence of God, receives abundant space. Relying on a seven-pronged analysis of evil, Jim forcefully shows that within the contexts of eternity, free will, love, character development, ability to cause moral people to reflect, consequence, and our limited understanding, evil is best explained within belief in the existence of God.

I encourage readers who are seeking answers to the bigger questions of life to get this book. For those who have enjoyed a life of relative autonomy free from the consideration of the implications of a Divine Designer, I encourage you to get the book. Finally, to those who are hostile to the idea of a Divine Designer I encourage you to get the book if for no other reason than to understand the position of those you disagree with. You may find that your reasons for unbelief are not as air-tight as you suppose.

A free copy of this book was provided to me for the purpose of reviewing. No other remuneration provided.