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The Code: Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, whom he named leader of the church before his death.
The Truth: This claim has no support even from the Gnostic Gospels mentioned in Brown's book, let alone from historical data.
The Code: Since the year 1099, a supersecret society called "The Priory of Sion" has preserved knowledge of Jesus and Mary's descendants.
The Truth: Today's "Priory of Sion" was founded in the early 1960s by a French con man who falsified documents o support the story of Jesus' "bloodline."
The Code: As a "Priory" leader and pagan goddess-worshiper, leonardo Da Vinci coded secret knowledge about Jesus nad Mary into his paintings.
The Truth: Da Vinci had no known ties to any secret Societies. Any obscure images in his paintings likely reflect his personal creativity.
Probing, factual, and revealing. The Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code gives you the straightforward information you need to dig through the fiction and unearth the facts.
This book is a bit of mixed bag. I have listed what I liked/disliked about this book below.
What I liked:
1. This book is concise and to the point
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This book was very well written and clearly lays out some of the flaws in The Da Vinci Code from both a historic and Biblical perspective. Read morePublished on July 2, 2006 by green-eyez
You know, this book is actually quite well researched. It's put together very simply and is organized with point/counterpoint responses. Read morePublished on June 1, 2006 by Brad Childs
The Truth Behind the DaVinci Code by Richard Abanes dissects the pieces of Brown's novel that have been causing confusion in the church. Read morePublished on May 7, 2006 by Christian Book Previews
Great book - very concise, but well-researched. The Da Vinci Code needed to be refuted even though it's fiction because of the nature of what it is attempting to deconstruct. Read morePublished on May 4, 2006 by clammer
"This is recommended for those who don't want an extended version but just want to know, why is the Code pure fiction. Read morePublished on March 23, 2006 by shakingcliches
Great book. Meticulously footnoted. Very specific information regardging the truth (or more precisely, the lack thereof) of the Da Vinci Code claims.Published on February 24, 2006 by Carol L. Anderson
What I find interesting in "The Case for Christ" is that it is unbiased which pleases non-Christian Readers. It addresses many of the same issues in Abanes book. Read morePublished on February 22, 2006 by J. Garza
I am disappointed by this book. I was expecting a scholar to deliver us some facts and real information, but he seemed to be a novice when it comes to writing a book. Read morePublished on February 9, 2006 by A. Chopra