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Cracking Da Vinci's Code - Digest by James L. Garlow
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Apr 05, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: library-sale
Read from April 02 to 03, 2010

This sort of book really annoys me. The authors seem to have said, "Okay, we need to write something that will refute the Da Vinci Code, but the only way we can do that and hold readers' attention is if we write a stupid little story that begins each chapter and resolves itself in the epilogue. The main character of this story will convince everyone that what we've said is true." That's basically all it was. Or, let me correct myself; there was a bit of factual information in each chapter, but "Carrie's" story seemed to be the main point of the book. Carrie is struggling to find spiritual fulfillment while being bombarded with different forms of spiritual experiments from her university environment. She then meets Evan, an evangelical Christian with a major in philosophy (he's also 6'6"), who playfully argues with her about The Da Vinci Code. He attends her study group and passes out Bibles, one of which Carrie takes and reads the New Testament (like the Old Testament isn't part of the Bible of something...) after which she attends Evan's church and eventually 'invites Jesus into her heart'. Now that's all cute and fluffy, but it could hardly be considered scholarly evidence! So, long story short (or maybe semi-short) the book annoyed me because it substituted an emotional story in place of concrete evidence as its main thrust.
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Klaudio Klaudio from Croatia. I agree but allso searching about a truth i found in Armenian History, so pls visit and call to if pls.

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