Review: The Da Vinci Codebreaker

Medium ImageThis book is a companion guide to The DaVinci Code trash that Dan Brown inflicted upon us. Dan Brown claims simultaneously that his book is both factual and fiction, enabling him to attack the Catholic Church and Christians and hide behind the “fiction” when the heat is on.

Many don’t know that even many of the “facts” are wrong, too. James Halstead, Chairman of the Religious Studies Department at DePaul University wrote, “For storytelling I give it an A, [for] knowledge of the history of theology and history of the church, C-minus, [for] systemic theology, an F.” Where do you go to separate the fact from fiction in Brown’s book?

The Da Vinci Codebreaker by James L. Farolow (Bethany House Publishers) is not a novel, nor a point by point rebuttal of a novel. It’s more of a targeted encyclopedia. It takes every person, event, place, and organization from Brown’s book and alphabetizes. Want to know who Marcion of Sinpoe is? Turn to “M and look him up; he was a gnostic leader from the region of Pontus. A short family history, his followers, and what works he produced is listed.

If you read The Da Vinci Code blather (as you can tell, I’m not a fan of Brown’s) and you want to know which parts are fact and which parts are fiction, this is a handy, well-researched guide that will correct the mistruths and provide the facts you need.

1 thought on “Review: The Da Vinci Codebreaker”

  1. Sounds like a good book to have on hand. One thing about the Da Vinci Code is it’s brought lots of opportunities to discuss things, but it gets to be a lot of homework. A handy reference is always a good thing.


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