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Cold Case Christianity

Person of Interest Small Group Curriculum by J. Warner Wallace

“Jesus was the most interesting person who ever lived. His teaching transformed the world.”

Dateline featured cold-case detective and best-selling author, 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 historicity 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.

In this interactive DVD Curriculum and Participant’s Guide, J. Warner imagines a scenario in which every New Testament document has been destroyed, Wallace carefully sifts through the evidence from history alone to reconstruct the identity of Jesus as the world’s most important person of interest.

Examine the Evidence!
The Person of Interest DVD Set and Participant’s Guide will:

  • Provide 10 interactive video inviting participants into the life of a cold-case detective as he uncovers the truth about Jesus, using the same approach he also employs to solve a real murder case
  • Teach participants 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
  • Help participants explore common objections to Christianity


Here are some sample pages from the Person of Interest Participant’s Guide: