J. Warner Wallace is a retired cold-case homicide detective. For the first 35 years of his life he was a staunch atheist. Using his detective skills, however, he began to examine the NT gospels. To his surprise, he found them to be trustworthy accounts based on eyewitness testimony to the life of Jesus Christ.
Wallace recently published his first book, Cold Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels, detailing the evidence that convinced him the Gospels were reliable accounts of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Each chapter begins with an evidential principle derived from his experience as a detective, which is then applied to the Gospels.
Here is chapter-by-chapter overview:
Chapter 1 – Question your presuppositions about God. All of us have bias. Examine your bias to see if it is valid and true. Keep an open mind.
Chapter 2 – Abductive reasoning. What is the best explanation of the evidence? Distinguish between possible and probable/reasonable (applies this to the alternative, naturalistic explanations of Jesus’ resurrection).