Get the facts behind the sensational fiction! Dan Brown's novel, The DaVinci Code, has stormed the bestseller charts and both the book and 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.
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.
MICHAEL EASLEY received his Bachelor of Science in education from Stephen F. Austin State University, and his Master of Theology and Doctor of Ministry degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He served as Senior Pastor at Grand Prairie Bible Church and Immanuel Bible before becoming the eighth president of Moody Bible Institute. In January 2009, he became the Teaching Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Nashville, TN. Dr. Easley has authored two books: Interludes, Prayers and Reflections of a Servant's Heart and The DaVinci Code Controversy. Dr. Easley and his wife, Cindy, were married in 1980, and together they are raising four children.
JOHN ANKERBERG (B.A., University of Illinois; M.A., and M.Div., Trinity Evangelical School; D.Min., Bethel Theological Seminary) is the president and founder of The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute and the producer and host of the nationally televised John Ankerberg Show. He is the author, co-author and/or editor of 76 books, including Middle East Meltdown, The Da Vinci Code Controversy and Ready with An Answer for the Tough Questions About God. John and his wife, Darlene, have one daughter and reside in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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 books 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 Browns 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
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