Using the Da Vinci Code to Share Your Faith
Format: Trade Paper
Pub. Date: Mar. 24, 2006
USE THE BEST-SELLING NOVEL AS A STARTING POINT TO SHARE YOUR FAITH
Thirty-five million copies of The Da Vinci Code are in print around the world. This entertaining novel by Dan Brown is just hitting its stride, with a major movie releasing May 19, 2006, starring Tom Hanks.
Why has the book been a blockbuster? Because people are searching for purpose and truth, even when reading a work of fiction. Our culture is interested in Jesus and his identity, but Christians often don't feel comfortable or prepared t answer questions the book raises.
Fear Not Da Vinci encourages and equips believers to shed their fear and "find common ground" with unbelievers. Included are anecdotes introducing readers to different scenarios where the novel can be used as an open door for sharing the gospel, ranging from a five-minute chat on the subway to a restaurant conversation. Fear Not Da Vinci also answers questions readers are likely to encounter and provides practical, faith-sharing techniques and resources.
A number of Christian books have been produced which deconstruct and debunk Dan Brown's claims item by item, however, Fear Not Da Vinci uses a friendly, encouraging tone as it urges Christians to use the opportunity for culturally relevant evangelism.
* It's okay to read The Da Vinci Code?
* Is Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" really a man?
* Is Mary Magdalene pictured in Da Vinci's "The Last Supper"?
* Was Jesus just a man or was he God?
Meet the Authors
Susy Flory is on staff at the Neighborhood Church in Castro Valley, California. She is a graduate of UCLA. Susy has been a journalist and has taught journalism for a number of years.
Gini Monroe Has served as Administrator for First Baptist Church in Castro Valley. She is a graduate of the University of Utah and has taught English and French for twenty years.
W.Ward Gasque, PhD is a noted New testament scholar, professor, author, and frequent academic lecturer on The Da Vinci Code He is the co-founder of regent College in Vancouver, Canada, where he stills resides.