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The Da Vinci Deception

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2005 Gold Medallion Award finalist! Was Jesus really married to Mary Magdalene? Did they actually have children who intermarried with the French royal family? Has the church been hiding the truth for centuries? In his best-selling work of fiction, The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown blurs the lines between history and fiction, giving the impression they are one and the same and t ...more
Paperback, 167 pages
Published January 18th 2006 by Living Books (first published April 28th 2004)
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Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown and enjoyed it, but I took it in as entertainment. The author of this book defends Christianity with research and answers any questions one might have if they fell into thinking The DaVinci Code was fact.
Ruth E. R.
Feb 17, 2013 added it
Recommended to Ruth by: Viewing the film for 1st time
"A thousand times over, the death knell of the Bible has been sounded, the funeral procession formed, the inscription cut on the tombstone, and the committal read. But somehow the corpse never stays put.

No other book has been so chopped, sliced, sifted, scrutinized, and vilified. What book on philosophy or religion or psychology or belles lettres of classical or modern times has been subject to such a mass attack as the Bible? with such venom and skepticism? with such thoroughness and erudition?
Ross Heinricy
Jun 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is an excellent piece by Erwin Lutzer that disples the myths and lies of the book by Dan Brown. Erwin mainly deals with the Gnostics and gnosticism assumptions and suppositions concerning the reality and relevance of the person of Jesus Christ. He is thorough in his work on what they believe versus Biblical truth, and he also apologetically addresses the validity of the Scripture. In the course of the book he addresses the "Jesus Seminar" and the liberal leanings of the theologians involved ...more
Brenda Mohammed
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Whenever there is an electricity blackout I turn to my paperback books in my library. Today was one such day. This remarkable book was sitting there unread. I had bought this a couple of years ago and did not have time to read it. Today I read The Da Vinci Deception. Erwin Lutzer has fittingly provided answers to false assumptions in the Da Vinci Code. He gives all the reasons why Christ of the New Testament is the one to put our faith and trust in. All other accounts are mere speculation.
Lutzer does an excellent job of answering all the questions raised by the novel (and movie) by Dan Brown entitled "The Da Vinci Code" such as: Was Jesus married? Did He have children? Has "The Church" been hiding this, or other startling information, for centuries?? You will find the truth here. Highly recommended.
Jonathan Cardenas
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First book of Lutzer that I was able to read all because reading Dan Brown's novel made me question his basis for including historically inaccurate elements in his Da Vinci Code's book.
Lutzer was able to present credible answers using factual historical basis.
Jennifer Karch Verzè
the art historical content about papers, fibers, inks and Leonardo's brushstroke, drawing capabilities were well researched and valid. The rest was no great deal. If you take all the art historical content and make a document with it, then it's worth it.
Aug 17, 2012 rated it liked it
The book got a little preachy at times, especially towards the end, but it's a good book about the history of Christianity as well as a well-written and well-researched refutation of The Da Vinci Code.
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
A conservative biblically based renunciation of The DaVinci Code.
Barbara Gard
not bad
Kimberly  O'Meara
Jan 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Love it! But I love a good conspiracy theory. I also enjoyed all the historical background.
Darin Lewis
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Concise and very informative.
Sep 21, 2007 rated it liked it
Very good book, but I overdosed on all the anti-Da Vinci Code books when the novel was big and am a bit sick of the whole discussion.
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Erwin W. Lutzer is senior pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and Loyola University, he is the author of numerous books, including the Gold Medallion Award winner "Hitler's Cross" and the best seller "One Minute After You Die". He is also a teacher on radio programs heard on more than 700 stations throughout the United States and the world, including "S ...more
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