Let me put my cards on the table. J. Warner Wallace (Jim to those who know him personally) is one of my best friends. For almost 10 years, we’ve been invested in each other’s life. We’ve done ministry together. We’ve served in the local church together. We’ve led student mission trips together. Our families have spent time together (my teenage daughter regularly crashes at his house and gets spoiled by Jim’s wonderful wife, Susie). And now we’re speaking together, as colleagues at Stand to Reason. Jim is a close friend, partner, and ally.
So yes, as I offer a review of Jim’s book, Cold Case Christianity (CCC), you could argue that I’m biased. However, if you dismiss my book review as unreliable on the sole basis of bias, then you need to read Jim’s book! In chapter 14, he deals with a similar charge of bias against the disciples. And had you read it already, you’d know bias does not preclude one from being reliable, as Jim’s “Mark Hillian” illustration demonstrates (see page 246). So, don't dismiss this review before you consider the reasons why I think you need to read Jim’s book.