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Recommended Books on the Da Vinci Code

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 Everyone’s 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 Brown’s book. In Breaking the Da Vinci Code: Answers to the Questions Everyone’s Asking, Darrell Bock, Ph.D., responds to the novelist’s 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 Bock’s 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.

ISBN: 0785280146
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Price: $13.99

Exploring the Da Vinci Code
Investigating the Issues Raised by the Book and Movie

Exploring the Da Vinci Code

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
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 0310273722
Publisher: Zondervan

The Davinci Code: Fact or Fiction?

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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 don’t 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 Knight’s 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
ISBN: 1-4143-0279-7
Publisher: Tyndale

Discussing the Da Vinci Code Curriculum Kit
Examining the Issues Raised by the Book and Movie

Discussing the Da Vinci Code Curriculum Kit

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 today’s 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:

  1. What Can History Really Tell Us?
  2. Can We Trust the Four Gospels?
  3. What’s the Role of Women in Christianity?
  4. 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)
ISBN: 0310272637
ISBN-13: 9780310272632
Publisher: Zondervan

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