Strengthening Our Faith While Learning Detective Skills with Forensic Faith for Kids
Thanks to the Homeschool Review Crew, we had the opportunity to read an intriguing book which is part detective mystery, part Christian instruction manual. I thought Forensic Faith for Kids from David C Cook, along with Case Makers Academy, sounded like it would be a fun book to share with the children, and it sure has been.
Forensic Faith for Kids is actually the third book in a series of Christian books that help children learn to strengthen their faith while working through a mystery that needs to be solved. Thankfully we didn’t need to have read the first two books to be able to enjoy this one. Though I admit, I am really curious about the other books now, and hope to be able to share them with the children in the near future.
This 134-page, paperback book was written by J. Warner Wallace and his wife Susie Wallace. J. Warner Wallace is actually a “cold-case” detective who teaches the reader investigative skills to help solve the mystery presented in the book. He grew up wanting to be a detective, and after he achieved this goal through lots of hard work, he eventually used these skills to investigate the Bible. Thanks to his investigation he realized that Jesus is the Son of God, and now he is helping others learn to do their own investigating with these books.
The authors’ first book is called Cold-Case Christianity for Kids. In this book Detective Wallace helps the reader investigate Jesus and the case for Christianity while solving a mystery about a skateboard. The second book is called God’s Crime Scene for Kids, and this time Detective Wallace helps the reader investigate creation, proving God is the creator, while solving a mystery about a box discovered in the attic of Jason’s grandmother. Jason is one of the kids that is part of the Junior Detective Academy.
Not only are the youths in the book members of this Junior Detective Academy, the reader is as well. What I mean by this, is that the story utilizes the second person point of view, including “you” as a character who joins in with the other kids…