Recommended Books on the Da Vinci Code
Response to The Da Vinci Code by Dr. Roger Cotton
These resources can be purchased at your local Christian bookstore, or special ordered from Gospel Publishing House, 1-800-641-4310.
Breaking the Da Vinci Code
Answers to the Questions Everyones Asking
By Darrell L. Bock, Ph.D.
Many who have read the New York Times bestseller The Da Vinci Code have questions that arise from seven codes-expressed or implied-in Dan Browns book. In Breaking the Da Vinci Code: Answers to the Questions Everyones Asking, Darrell Bock, Ph.D., responds to the novelists claims using central ancient texts and answers the following questions:
- Who was Mary Magdalene?
- Was Jesus Married?
- Would Jesus Being Single be Un-Jewish?
- Do the So-Called Secret Gnostic Gospels Help Us Understand Jesus?
- What Is the Remaining Relevance of The Da Vinci Code?
Darrell Bocks research uncovers the origins of these codes by focusing on the 325 years immediately following the birth of Christ, for the claims of The Da Vinci Coderise or fall on the basis of things emerging from this period. Breaking the Da Vinci Code, now available in trade paper, distinguishes fictitious entertainment from historical elements of the Christian faith. For by seeing these differences, one can break the Da Vinci code.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Exploring the Da Vinci Code
Investigating the Issues Raised by the Book and Movie
By Garry Poole, Lee Strobel
ExploringThe Da Vinci Code takes you on a fascinating journey to London, Paris, and California with Lee Strobel and Garry Poole as they investigate the claims made by Dan Brown in his novel, The Da Vinci Code. It provides quick, straightforward answers to the most troubling aspects of the popular novel and major motion picture, which is scheduled to release in theatres May 19, 2006. This outreach book is designed so readers can give multiple copies to friends, family, coworkers—anyone who may be struggling with the misconceptions fostered by The Da Vinci Code. Exploring the Da Vinci Code is not to be confused with Zondervan’s DVD Group discussion resource, Discussing the Da Vinci Code. The latter links a DVD to a group discussion guide and equips group members to personally combat the misunderstandings that many readers of The Da Vinci Code have.
Willow Creek Resources
The Davinci Code: Fact or Fiction?
By Hank Hanegraaff and Paul Maier
Summary: People are talking. The DaVinci Code has been on the New York Times best-seller list for almost a year and is raising a variety of responses from Christians and non-Christians alike. Some are outraged and upset by the claims of Dan Brown, while others are left utterly confused and dont know what to believe. The DaVinci Code: Fact or Fiction?shatters the myths of the book while showing the reliability of Scripture, the divinity of Christ, as well as the historical facts for the Priory of Zion and the Knights Templar. This is the only hands-on, accessible reference guide. The DaVinci Code: Fact or Fiction? even helps you turn debate about the book into an evangelistic opportunity.
List Price: $5.99
Discussing the Da Vinci Code Curriculum Kit
Examining the Issues Raised by the Book and Movie
Willow Creek Resources/Includes 4-Session DVD, 4-Session Discussion Guide
By Garry Pool, Lee Stobel
Synopsis: The Da Vinci Code has captivated millions with its dramatic claims about Christianity. Do the novel and movie unearth explosive facts, or are they merely colorful but inaccurate depictions of ancient events? This first-ever DVD-driven small group study guide stimulates animated discussion over one of todays hottest topics.
Description: First as a runaway bestselling novel and then as a blockbuster movie, The Da Vinci Code has fascinated millions. Its allegations against historic Christianity are colorfully portrayed—but are they true, or merely inaccurate accounts of centuries-old myths and heresies? Enjoy riveting DVD interviews with noted experts—and prepare for some lively discussions as your group explores provocative issues raised by The Da Vinci Code. Four sessions address the following questions:
- What Can History Really Tell Us?
- Can We Trust the Four Gospels?
- What’s the Role of Women in Christianity?
- Is Jesus the Son of God?
This DVD-guided small group forum is designed for use with an accompanying discussion guide that includes questions, sidebar information, background material, Bible verses, and relevant quotes. Each session includes interviews with experts and concludes with facilitator Lee Strobel’s perspective. As an added bonus, the kit includes a copy of Exploring the Da Vinci Code, and outreach book designed to be shared with friends, family, neighbors—anyone who may be struggling with the misunderstanding fostered by The Da Vinci Code. Also available: Discussing the Da Vinci Code Discussion Guide and Exploring the Da Vinci Code Outreach Book.
List Price: $19.99 (USD)
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