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I read The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown against my better judgment and despite the advice from many intelligent people I respect Honestly, if no one had told me how popular it was I would have assumed it was a bargain basement mystery novel To be fair, that s exactly what it was If the author hadn t drummed up interest by throwing in a lot of crazy anti Christian conspiracies no one but his mom would have read it The writing is incredibly bad on its own no need to argue about his ridiculous theories.So, why read this one Good question It s not like I felt Brown needed any rebuttal any than Bigfoot nuts or alien abductees do I just thought the authors of this book might have something interesting to say about the subject and it was included in my Deseret Book Plus membership and it was short Okay, maybe that last factor was the biggest draw I was in the mood for something that wouldn t take than a minute and this one fit the bill.This is not technically a book, not in the format I consumed, anyway It s actually a recording of three LDS scholars who chat about the problems with The Da Vinci Code and their rebuttals for Brown s theories It was an entertaining, informative, and short listen and did a great job with what they set out to do, outlining the LDS perspective If you are LDS and thought Brown had any credibility, then give this a listen Otherwise, it just gives attention to a thoroughly forgettable, third rate novel The biggest mystery about The Da Vinci Code is how it got so popular C mon people, we can do better. This book makes some interesting points that the Hebrew phrase touch me not when Mary and Jesus meet at the tomb would better translate to something like cease from embracing me and denotes a personal relationship between the two, for instance but I felt the book lacked a really in depth look Of course its purpose was mostly to distill the concept that everything in The DaVinci Code is completely presented correctly, which I think this book did. Found this book on the discount table at Seagull Books The authors all agree that Dan Brown s book is entertaining and well written, but their careful examination of scholarly sources reveals some very blatant errors in the Da Vinci Code Whether they were used as literary license to enhance the intriguing plot or Brown s agenda goes further than that to cast doubt on basic tenets of Christian belief is anyone s guess Wonder if he has ever been interviewed or questioned regarding his provocative statement all descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret ritual in this novel are accurate Readers beware One of the authors, Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, was one of my BYU professors and he is an expert in ancient scripture and language He and 2 other BYU professors discuss aspects of the book, The Da Vinci Code, that do not promote Christ s divinity I liked The Da Vinci Code and read it as exciting fiction, not well thought out history This book discusses the sources Dan Brown used and gives us an academic view of these sources. Very short, and, let s be honest kind of dry But it WAS intended to be only a scholarly examination of the Da Vinci Code s claims to accuracy, not a page turner It also takes on the supposed controversy surrounding Mary Magdalene It was very straightforward and what I was expecting to hear. All description of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in this novel are accurate This quote comes from page 1 of The Da Vinci Code What Da Vinci Didn t Know put holes in that statement This is one of several books written to counter the lies in the Code Easy reading of deep research years and years of research not just a few months research for a book Code that is definitely fiction. Very well written and interesting critique of Brown s book The Da Vinci Code We all knew Brown was very biased when it came to the Catholic Church specifically and Christ s divinity in general This book does a great job exposing that bias and bringing to the light a factual look at early Christianity Well done Always good to remember that even historical novels are going to take some liberty with the details I liked how the historians discussed a spiritual side too, noting that the book diminishes the divinity of the Savior, which was one of my major gripes with the book As a mystery it s finejust can t take all the history as fact. (Pdf) ⚡ What Da Vinci didn't know: an LDS perspective ë Few Books In Recent Years Have Enjoyed The Popularity Of Dan Brown S Novel, The Da Vinci Code Set Amid The Museums And Cathedrals Of Europe, The Book Purports To Identify The Holy Grail And Describes Mysterious Rituals And Secret Religious Beliefs That Have Been Kept Hidden From The World By An Ancient Conspiracy The Most Sensational Claim Made In The Book Is That Jesus Was Married And That His Bloodline Has Been Perpetuated In A Princely Line Of Unidentified Descendents That Premise Has Captured The Imagination Of Readers Of All Faiths And Caused Latter Day Saints To Wonder How Much Of The Book Is Factual And How Much Is The Product Of The Author S Imagination In This Lively Conversation, Three Latter Day Saint Scholars Discuss The Da Vinci Code, Examining The Plausibility Of The Facts Presented By The Author And Comparing Those To The Teachings Of The Scriptures Whether You Have Read The Book Or Just Been Caught Up In The World S Current Fascination With Christ, You Ll Find These Informed Opinions Both Interesting And Faith Promoting Just a really good reminder that we shouldn t take fiction seriously nor depend on the twisted facts This was a very easy and quick read, but very good It s unfortunate that some people might base their religious beliefs on The Da Vinci Codes liberal views Worth reading, if you ve read or seen The Da Vinci Code.