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Trade Paperback
80 pages
May 2006
Moody Publishers

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Review:

The release of The Da Vinci Code novel and motion picture have initiated several debates concerning the early church, leaving many Christians confused and unsure about whether their faith can stand up in the face of adversity. In response, Michael Easley, president of Moody Bible Institute, and John Ankerberg, president of the Ankerberg Theological Research Institute, collaborated write a short, easy-to-read, and interesting book explaining and underlining the historical points The Da Vinci Code novel overlooks or ignores.

Is the Bible accurate and reliable? Was Jesus married? Do the hidden gospels reveal more truths about Jesus than Christians care to admit? In The Da Vinci Code Controversy, Easley and Ankerberg address ten assumptions Dan Brown makes in his novel and, using historical evidence, show not only why his assumptions are ungrounded, but also reveal where the evidence really seems to point. While Easley and Ankerberg are respectful of Brown and those who believe the fiction, they are quick and ruthless in pointing out what is incorrect and false.

This well-written, precise little book is packed full of documented facts and explanations for anyone looking for answers. Although there are several books out covering similar topics, this book’s calm tone and clear focus should put it near the top of the list. Informative and intriguing, it could easily be read in the course of an airplane flight.

This book would be a welcome reading experience for anyone wondering if any truth is within Brown’s novel. It particularly would be helpful to someone wanting to know more about extra-biblical texts, such as the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary. Because it is backed by detailed research coupled with a courteous tone, this book could be read by Christians and non-Christians alike. – Jennifer Opperman, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

Get the facts behind the sensational fiction! Dan Brown's novel, The DaVinci Code, has stormed the bestseller charts and both the book and upcoming film claim to be based on truth–a truth shocking enough to rock the foundations of Christianity. What is the truth? Could you defend your faith if challenged by those who believe Brown's fiction? Use this brief, practical book as a tool to begin conversations, to explain your beliefs, or to get the facts straight.