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Selling more than 7.5 million hardcopy books, The DaVinci Code is now the biggest selling hardcopy novel ever. Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code has topped the New York Times bestsellers list for more than a year and is still continuing to sell. Casting for the movie adaptation was recently announced with Harrison Ford playing the lead character. This historical/thriller has sparked debates about the legitimacy of western and Christian history as well as being the most talked about book of the year.
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Woman With The Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalene and the Holy Grail
Margaret Starbird's theological beliefs were profoundly shaken when
she read Holy Blood, Holy Grail, a book that dared to suggest that Jesus
Christ was married to Mary Magdalen and that their descendants carried
on his holy bloodline in Western Europe. Shocked by such heresy, this
Roman Catholic scholar set out to refute it, but instead found new and
compelling evidence for the existence of the bride of Jesus--the same
enigmatic woman who anointed him with precious unguent from her "alabaster
Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ
Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince delve into the mysterious world of the
Freemasons, the Cathars, the Knights Templar, and the occult to discover
the truth behind an underground religion with roots in the first century
that survives even today. Chronicling their fascinating quest for truth
through time and space, the authors reveal an astonishing new view of
the real motives and character of the founder of Christianity, as well
as the actual historical - and revelatory - roles of John the Baptist
and Mary Magdalene.
Goddess in the Gospels: Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine
The author takes us on her personal journey from an orthodox daughter
of the Catholic Church to a modern-day heretic. As we follow Margaret
Starbirds research into the scorned and repudiated feminine in
the Churchs hierarchy, we see her transformation from being reason
oriented to trusting her feminine attributes of intuition, faith,
and deep inner authority and wisdom. In a larger sense, we recognize
that Starbirds story is every womans search for authenticity
in our modern patriarchal culture.
Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
This definitive translation of Leonardo's notebooks brings together
into one volume the famous reflections and speculations of the greatest
mind of the Renaissance. It is a result of a lifetime of study and research
by the outstanding authority on the life and works of the great Florentine.
Louvre : Portrait of a Museum
The Louvre, one of France's beloved treasures, is acclaimed for both
its interior and its exterior. From the outside, art lovers are captivated
by I. M. Pei's glass pyramid, and upon entering, people immediately
want directions to see the "Mona Lisa." This book, complete
with more than 600 photographs, pays tribute to this famous museum and
its constant changes, which reflect what is going on in the artistic,
political, and social realms of the Western world.
Da Vinci's Code: You've Read the Fiction Now Read the Facts
In the new release Cracking Da Vinci's Code, top Christian researchers
tackle the ideas presented as historical data in the Doubleday novel
The Da Vinci Code. James L. Garlow, Ph.D., and Peter Jones, Ph.D.,
address the growing controversies and the historical misconceptions
that form the basis for much of Dan Browns bestseller. In their
easy-to-follow style, Garlow and Jones confront what many consider the
novels heresy with compelling evidence that supports Christianitys
foundations and exposes the possible agenda behind the fiction. Cracking
Da Vinci's Code will help readers understand the roots of the modern
heresy found in The Da Vinci Codewhere it began, what it
meansand its possible hidden agenda!
Da Vinci Hoax
The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown's best selling novel, purports
to be more than fiction: it claims to be based on fact and scholarly
research. Brown wants his readers to believe that he is revealing the
long-concealed truth about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and early Christianity,
a truth that he says has been suppressed by the malevolent and conspiratorial
forces of the Catholic Church. The novel alleges that there has been
throughout history a secret group of true followers of a Gnostic Jesus
and his wife, Mary Magdalene, the true "Holy Grail". Almost
everything most Christians and non-Christians think they know about
Jesus, according to Dan Brown, is completely wrong, the result of Catholic
propaganda designed to hide the truth from the world.
The Da Vinci Code, in blurring the lines between fact and fiction,
popularizes the speculations and contentions of numerous more serious
books that are also attracting wide attention. How should we respond
to claims that we now have documents that reveal secrets about Jesus,
secrets long suppressed by the church and other religious institutions?
Do these new documents successfully debunk traditional views about Jesus
and early Christianity? Ben Witherington confronts these claims with
the sure-footedness of a New Testament scholar, yet in the plain language
that any interested reader can follow. He takes us back to the early
centuries after Jesus' death and tells us what we can really know about
Jesus, Mary Magdalene, the canonical Gospels and their Gnostic rivals.
of the Code
There is no more comprehensive and definitive guide to The Da Vinci
Code than Secrets of the Code: The Unauthorized Guide to the
Mysteries Behind The Da Vinci Code. Dan Browns bestselling
novel, The Da Vinci Code, has captivated the imagination of millions
of readers. Its provocative story and rich historical background has
spurred wide interest in the authors source materials and has
aroused controversies, both public and private, all over America. Readers
are fascinated by the questions raised in The Da Vinci Code.
Da Vinci Code
While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives
an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has
been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a
baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon
is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works
of Da Vinci -- clues visible for all to see -- yet ingeniously disguised
by the painter.
Blood, Holy Grail
Explosive, thought-provoking, fiercely compelling, Holy Blood, Holy
Grail breaks bold new ground with its shocking conclusions about the
lineage of Christ and the legacy of the Holy Grail. Based on decades
of research, filled with eye-opening new evidence and dazzling scholarship,
this authoritative work uncovers an alternate history as shocking as
it is believable -- as it dares to ask: Is the traditional, accepted
view of the life of Christ in some way incomplete? Is it possible Christ
did not die on the cross? Is it possible Jesus was married, a father,
and that his bloodline still exists?
The Gnostic Gospels is a landmark study of the long-buried roots of
Christianity, a work of luminous scholarship and wide popular appeal.
First published in 1979 to critical acclaim, winning the National Book
Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Gnostic Gospels
has continued to grow in reputation and influence over the past two
decades. It is now widely recognized as one of the most brilliant and
accessible histories of early Christian spirituality published in our
of the Louvre
Two hundred years ago, the doors of the Louvre opened to the public
for the very first time. The palace of the French kings had been transformed
into a museum that today stretches over an enormous architectural ensemble
right in the heart of Paris.
A representative selection of Leonardo's various achievements: drawings
of plants, landscapes, human face and figure, etc., as well as studies
for Adoration of the Magi, Sforza monument, Last Supper, more. 60 illustrations.
Was Leonardo da Vinci the one person who stumbled onto a Vatican plot
to conceal the truth about Jesus and then exposed it in his famous work
of art The Last Supper? Have sinister global religious organizations
suppressed secrets that reveal the real Jesus? These are
the questions people are asking after reading The Da Vinci Code.
Many have been troubled by the unorthodox historical claims found in
Dan Browns novel while others have excitedly embraced its version
of Christian history. Breaking the Da Vinci Code will help you
recognize the agenda that lurks behind the codes.
Scholars and theologians have attacked the book and the facts
on which it is based. Some claim that Brown is anti-Catholic. Book clubs,
reading groups, dedicated web sites and countless reviews and articles
in magazines and newspapers worldwide have fueled the fire, making The
Da Vinci Code not only the most successful book of its kind ever,
but also the most controversial. Now Martin Lunn, an expert historian,
reveals the truth behind Dan Browns research.
De-Coding Da Vinci: The Facts behind the Fiction of The Da Vinci
Code, a book by Amy Welborn, addresses the misrepresentation of
history, religion and art in The Da Vinci Code. Did Leonardo actually
build these codes into his paintings? Was the Priory of Sion a real
organization? Is the Holy Grail really, as he says, Mary Magdalene's
womb and now her bones, and not the Last Supper cup? Is Opus Dei really
what The Da Vinci Code says it is? What was Constantine's true role
in early Christianity? Was Jesus human or divine or both? Was He married
to Mary Magdalene? Do secret writings not in the Bible really contain
truths about Jesus, Mary Magdalene and the sacred feminine?
Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code
The Truth About the Da Vinci Code by bestselling author Richard
Abanes is a user-friendly and easy-to-understood reference source for
anyone wanting to make an informed decision about the claims made in
Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. Unlike other books that may appear
in response to Brown's riveting novel, Abanes' book will be concise
(96-pages), inexpensive, and formated in such as way as to help Christians
and non-Christians alike find the facts they need in order to form their
own conclusions about the contents of Brown's volume.