Podcast Episode

The Truth in True Crime, with J. Warner Wallace

Apr 30, 2024

What Can We Learn About the Meaning of Life from a Homicide Detective?

Today’s special guest is J. Warner Wallace, bestselling author of Cold Case Christianity and several other books, and one of America’s leading cold case detectives. Jim’s new book is The Truth in True Crime: What Investigating Death Teaches Us About the Meaning of Life. and it’s amazing. Order before May 7, 2024 and receive some great bonuses!

J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline-featured homicide detective, popular national speaker, and best-selling author. Relying on over two decades of investigative experience, Wallace provides the tools needed to investigate the claims of Christianity and make a convincing case for the truth of the Christian worldview. (Official bio)

From Jim’s Website: 

CRIME STORIES, LIFE LESSONS, AND THE TRUTH OF THE BIBLE!

For decades, cold-case homicide detective J. Warner Wallace investigated the causes behind deaths and murders, chasing one lead after another for months as he attempted to solve the case. In The Truth in True Crime, Wallace explores the clues lying behind our human nature as he uncovers fifteen life-truths gleaned from both contemporary murder investigations and ancient Biblical wisdom.

Explore fifteen life-truths gleaned from both contemporary murder investigations and ancient biblical wisdom.

“Every murder investigation teaches two lessons: a death lesson and a life lesson.”

For decades, cold-case homicide detective J. Warner Wallace investigated the causes behind deaths and murders, chasing one lead after another as he attempted to solve the case. Several of these cases remain open, unsolved mysteries. . .

But even those that haven’t yet revealed the identity of the killer do expose the truths of human nature: what’s important to us, what threatens our well-being, and what causes us to flourish.

Join Wallace as he investigates life lessons he learned as a detective, so that you can:

  • Better understand your own identity and the identity of your Creator.
  • Rethink the nature of death so you can live a better life.
  • Uncover life-truths gleaned from both contemporary murder investigations and ancient biblical wisdom.
  • Discover profound attributes of human beings that will guide you down the path of true self-discovery.

 

Each chapter introduces you to an investigation of a death as Wallace and his partner Rick chase down leads and along the way learn guiding principles to help you thrive and flourish as a human being created in the image of God.

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All recent episodes with transcripts are available here!

  • (00:01) – Introduction to Self-Brain Surgery
  • (03:46) – Welcoming Back with Excitement
  • (09:25) – Starting the Conversation with J. Warner Wallace
  • (21:17) – Exploring Identity with Jim
  • (25:04) – The Vulnerability of Outside-in Identity
  • (26:28) – Embracing a Stable Identity
  • (27:33) – Identity in Christ vs. Worldly Pride
  • (30:14) – Overcoming Trauma
  • (35:20) – Post-Traumatic Stress and Hope
  • (38:02) – Impact of the Book
  • (41:07) – Embracing the Gospel for Flourishing

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