The Da Vinci Code: A novel
Information web sites on The Da Vinci Code
Dan Brown, "The Da Vinci Code," Doubleday,
reviews or order this book in hardcover safely from Amazon.com online book store.
It is also
available in paperback and other formats
We use the acronym DVC in place of "The Da Vinci Code"
The DVC book, and probably the movie as well, contains
much information that is in conflict with historical Christian beliefs For
Jesus is portrayed as a human prophet, not a God who is one
person of the Trinity.
Jesus divinity was voted upon at the Council of Nicea.
Jesus did not die on the cross.
He survived, married Mary Magdalene.
Their children started a blood line that survives today.
The gospels are unreliable.
Christian groups are reacting in different ways to the book and
movie. Some have ignored them; others consider them to be a magnificent
opportunity to carry out the Great Commission through evangelization; still
others have attacked the content of the book and movie in an attempt to prove
what they believe to be true.
Some religious resources are listed below:
Evangelical Christian resources:
BarnaFilms has produced a
193 minute film of The Book of Acts which they describe as "the
perfect outreach answer to The DaVinci Code movie. With
The DaVinci Code cover art, this striking DVD makes an immediate
visual connection to the movie. Yet, The Book of Acts
presents the absolutely true story of what really happened from the Word of
http://www.barnapreview.com/ Their web site also features a Da Vinci
Campus Crusade for Christ
has Josh McDowell's "Study Guide for the Da Vinci Code" on their True Foundations web
http://www.campuscrusade.com/ This is a PDF file. You may require software to read it. Software can be obtained free from:
The Christian Post has an
article on the DVC by Lillian Kwon titled: "Christians Can't
Ignore 'Da Vinci' Talk" at:
The Church Communication
Network (CCN) will broadcast their Da Vinci Code Evangelism Training Event via
satellite on April 28 to churches. It will feature Lee Strobel, Mark
Mittelberg , Dr. Paul Maier and Ken Baugh. An
Unlocking the Da Vinci Code Outreach Event will be
broadcast on MAY-21. See:
Grace Hill Media has
created a Da Vinci Code web site for the Sony Pictures and the film's
producer -- Imagine Entertainment. They feature mainly conservative
Protestant resources. Curiously, they have a history timeline at the bottom
of their home page which shows dates using the CE/BCE notation -- a format
intensely disliked by many Evangelical Christians. See: http://www.thedavincidialogue.com
The Hollywood Prayer Network
specializes in prayer for the Hollywood entertainment industry. They are
promoting mass individual prayer about DVC.
They suggest that "Through prayer, we gain wisdom, grace, strength and
insight. We can understand the history of our religious tradition and the
mystery of our faith. We can learn the right things to say to others, and
the joy of hearing what others have to say to us."
Outreach produces postcards,
banners, signs, etc. for congregations and para-church organizations. For
the DVC, they have created low cost outreach tools, free sermons, pastor quotes,
outreach ideas, etc. See:
Sermon Central has free sermons
and PowerPoint templates about DVC. They recommend that pastors deliver a
sermon on the book and movie, either on 2006-MAY-14 or MAY-21 -- i.e. just
before or just after the release of the movie. See:
Roman Catholic resources:
The America Needs Fatima program of the American
Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property has posted a
"Protest Central" on their web site. They are encouraging boycotts, protests
in front of movie theatres, Email campaigns. See:
http://www.tfp.org/davincicode/ They have published a book,
Rejecting the Da Vinci Code: How a Blasphemous Novel Brutally Attacks Our Lord and
the Catholic Church" See reviews at:
Father John Wauck has a DVC and Opus Dei blog at:
Opus Dei has a response to the DVC from the Prelature of
Opus Dei in the United States at:
An essay "Cracking The Da Vinci Code" is at the
Catholic Answers web site at:
Secular and non-Christian resources:
Copyright © 2006 by Ontario Consultants on Religious
Originally posted: 2006-APR-10
Latest update: 2006-APR-10
Author: B.A. Robinson