Friday, May 05, 2006

Dan Brown's Gift to the Church

Rather than ignore or boycott The Da Vinci Code, Christians now have a great opportunity to share their faith—and to sharpen their own beliefs in the process.

By Dr. Jim Garlow
| posted 04/25/2006

When I first heard about The Da Vinci Code a few years ago, I figured nobody would believe author Dan Brown's ridiculous claims—including the allegation that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and that they had a child. After all, I thought, it's just a novel. Pure fiction.

I was wrong.

The book has gone on to sell over 40 million copies, and is now poised to release as a major motion picture on May 19. And many people do believe the story; a recent poll showed that 17 percent of Canadians and 13 percent of Americans think its claims are true.

So, how should Christians respond to all of this, especially as the movie brings the Code to the fore of the cultural conversation?

Read more at Christianity Today

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