Dateline featured cold-case detective and best-selling author J. Warner Wallace investigates Jesus, the most significant person in history, like one of his "missing body, cold-cases," demonstrating why Jesus still matters today, even in a world that is skeptical of the Bible.
Detective J. Warner Wallace listened to a pastor talk about Jesus and wondered why anyone would think Jesus was a person of interest.
Wallace was skeptical of the Bible, but he'd investigated several "no-body, missing person" cases in which there was no crime scene, no physical evidence, and no victim's body. He successfully identified and convicted the killers in these cases, even without evidence from the scene.
Could the historical life and actions of Jesus be investigated in the same way? Could the truth about Jesus be uncovered even without a body or a crime scene? In Person of Interest, Wallace describes his own personal investigative journey from atheism to Christianity, as he employs a unique investigative strategy to confirm the historicity and deity of Jesus--without relying on the New Testament manuscripts.
Imagining a scenario in which every New Testament document has been destroyed, Wallace carefully sifts through the evidence fromhistoryaloneto reconstruct the identity of Jesus as the world's most importantperson of interest.
Person of Interestwill:
- Invitereaders into the life of a cold-case detective as he uncovers the truthabout Jesus, using the same approach he also employs to solve a real murder case
- Teachreaders how to become good detectives, using an innovative and unique "'fuse' and 'fallout'" investigative strategy they can also use to examine other claims of history
- Show how Jesus changed the world and why He still matters today
- Helpreaders to explore common objections to Christianity
Creative, compelling, and unique in its approach,Person of Interestwill strengthen the faith of believers, while engaging those who are skeptical and distrusting of the New Testament.