The Da Vinci Deception: 100 Questions about the Facts and Fiction of The Da Vinci Codeby Ted Sri, Editors of Catholic Exchange, Edward Sri, Catholic Exchange, Mark Shea
Why has The Da Vinci Code sold tens of millions of copies worldwide? Is the book's phenomenal success due to its compelling characters, thrilling plot points, or impeccable research? No. The Da Vinci Code has become an international hit because of its lurid prose and its sensationalistic, even blasphemous, claims regarding the "true" history of
Why has The Da Vinci Code sold tens of millions of copies worldwide? Is the book's phenomenal success due to its compelling characters, thrilling plot points, or impeccable research? No. The Da Vinci Code has become an international hit because of its lurid prose and its sensationalistic, even blasphemous, claims regarding the "true" history of Christianity. In the end, it is nothing more than a thinly veiled assault on the person of Jesus Christ and His Church. Millions of people, who are not experts in history, art, theology, or archeology, are being led astray by The Da Vinci Code's fraudulent assertions and invented history.
The Da Vinci Deception is a powerful antidote to the spiritual poison found in The DaVinci Code. This easy-to-read, question-and-answer book tackles the key errors in this devastating cultural phenomenon. It is the perfect giveaway to family, friends, parishioners, and anyone you think may be in danger of having their faith in Christ and His Church eroded by the mockery of Truth that is The Da Vinci Code.
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I recently got this book from a friend, and it's great! I love the question and answer format...perfect for giving out to anyone you know that's read the DaVinci Code or is going to see the movie. The book answers all the questions you could have about the claims in the DaVinci Code. It's thoroughly Catholic, but can be enjoyed by anyone! Highly Recommend!!!
In all seriousness, what was the bloody point in writing this oversized scrap? Just pick up a copy of the Da Vinci Code and what is the first thing you notice? It says 'a Novel.' What is the author trying to accomplish by writing a long boring pamphlet attempting to show that the DVC is, -surprise!- fiction? Note also, that the only facts which the author claimed as facts were descriptions of artwork and architecture. Granted, Dan Brown makes many grevious mistakes and blunders. This book however makes nearly as many errors as does the Da Vinci code. Most of all, so much of the Q&A is completely irrelevant to the discussion! Example: an entire section is devoted to the 'foul deception' in calling Leonardo da Vinci 'da Vinci' as opposed to 'Leonardo'. BFD! SFW! Note that Dan Brown was NOT the first to use refer to Leonardo as Da Vinci! Also, Dan Brown did mention that certain people (e.g. Leonardo Da Vinci, Jesus, Madonna, etc.) are known by a given name alone, in a previous book. The fact is, many writers will pad their anti-DVC books with minor and completely irrelevant errors! Not to mention that this pamphlet claims that Brown said that worship of a feminine divinity was universal through all pre-Christian pagan faiths. (He never claimed it was universal, merely widespread.) But this is clearly a strawman on the author's part. All these books pick out in addition to the 'big questions' (Was Jesus really divine? Was Mary Magdalene the Mother Goddess?) minor trivialities such as, did Da Vinci really paint X in the bottom corner of painting Y? I have expected one of these Davinci Code debunkers to point out Dan Brown's 'erroneous claim' that a Hechler & Koch USP holds 13 rounds in the clip when in fact it holds 12. (Actually, 13-round clips are standard, but tell that to a CS player.) In short, this new cottage industry of books devoted to proving the fictitiousness of a fictional book is only feuling the scandal Dan Brown caused. He probably laughs at such books before going home to lay on heaps of dollars.