Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code

  • by Bart D. Ehrman
  • Narrated by Bart D. Ehrman
  • 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dan Brown's immensely popular New York Times best-selling The Da Vinci Code is one of the most successful books of recent history. It has captivated millions the world over with its enthralling suspense and its provocative questions about the true nature of Jesus' life. But is there any truth to this clever work of fiction? Brown makes the extraordinary claim that all the historical information in his book is factually true. Historian Bart D. Ehrman, an authority on Jesus and the early Church, reveals that Brown's book is actually riddled with historical errors. In witty fashion, Ehrman separates fact from fiction, delivering the truth behind the code.

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What the Critics Say

"His is a documentary approach, avoiding speculation and theory. This tone distinguishes the book from many other responses to Brown's novel that uphold a particular theological agenda....This is a very readable treatment of some difficult themes." (Publishers Weekly)

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Digging into the Da Vinci code.

Bart. D. Ehrman makes it very clear through out the book that he is only showing the historical and biblical mistakes made by Dan Brown in the Da Vinci Code, which he does in a readable way, and he is in no way damming the book,which he personally thinks is a great piece of thriller writing. I would most definitely recommend this book and re read it myself.
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- Teresa Cooper

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-12-2004
  • Publisher: Recorded Books