Breaking the Da Vinci Code

  • by Darrell L. Bock
  • Narrated by Chris Fabry
  • 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Many who have read the New York Times best seller The Da Vinci Code have questions that arise from seven codes, expressed or implied, in Dan Brown's book. In Breaking the Da Vinci Code, Darrell Bock, Ph.D., responds to the novelist's claims using central ancient texts and answers the following questions:

Who was Mary Magdalene?
Was Jesus married?
Would Jesus being single be un-Jewish?
Do the so-called secret, gnostic gospels help us understand Jesus?
How were the New Testament gospels assembled?
Does Mary's honored role as apostle match the claims of the New School?
What is the remaining relevance of The Da Vinci Code?
Darrell Bock's research uncovers the origins of these codes by focusing on the 325 years immediately following the birth of Christ, for the claims of The Da Vinci Code rise or fall on the basis of things emerging from this period. Breaking the Da Vinci Code distinguishes fictitious entertainment from historical elements of the Christian faith. For by seeing these differences, one can break the da Vinci code. Ultimately, though, there is another code lurking behind the pages of this novel. Most readers of the novel have no idea that this other code is there. In fact, Bock didn't notice it at first himself. Breaking the Da Vinci Code, though, will lead readers to discover why this novel has become something of a public phenomenon and why the issues it raises are worthy of careful study and reflection.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not bad

If you are looking for comfort and need to be reminded that all is this book. If you are looking for answers that are not in the bible, then dont read this book. It all depends on ones belief on the credibility of the Bible. Was it edited? If it was, why? If you are looking for scientific or non-biased facts, understand this book is brought to you by the Catholic Church in a nutshell.
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- Harry

Short on information

Unfortunately, if you are going to postulate a debate on a subject you should do your homework. Brown did his homework but this Ph.D. didn't. There is a lot of other information that supports Brown's thesis and I was hoping to read/hear good contrary evidence in this book. The only arguments against The DaVinci Code seem to be faith-based so far. Brown's book only claimed to be a novel (with a single statement about fact in the introduction) but this rebuttal claims much more than it delivers. Disappointing.
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- Mary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-22-2004
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio