The New York Times said Christian publishers had released ten books responding to Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, but so far we've only found nine (perhaps the forgotten author's publicist can help us out). Here are several titles, with brief descriptions from the publishers and authors on what separates them from the others. Titles are sorted by release date. Amazon Sales Ranks were current as of Monday, June 14.
Fact and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code
by Steve Kellmeyer
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Bridegroom Press; (March 2004)
Amazon Rank: 2,288
"Like the other Da Vinci Code books, this book goes through all the facts and figures, but unlike any other DVC book, it also describes what Catholics actually believe concerning assertions like 'sex is dirty,' 'pain is good,' or 'faith is opposed to reason.' Thus, this book is not only the most comprehensive, providing, for example, a unique and accurate history of both the 'Q' theory and Wicca, it is also the most concise."
Cracking Da Vinci's Code: You've Read the Fiction, Now Read the Facts
by James L. Garlow and Peter Jones
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Victor; (April 1, 2004)
Amazon Rank: 531
"In their easy-to-follow style, Garlow and Jones confront what many consider the novel's heresy with compelling evidence that supports Christianity's foundations and exposes the possible agenda behind the fiction."
De-Coding Da Vinci: The Facts Behind the Fiction of the Da Vinci Codeby Amy Welborn $9.95 Paperback: 124 pages Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor; (April 1, 2004) ISBN: 1592761011 Amazon Rank: 500 "Written by 5-time Catholic Press Association award winner Amy Welborn, De-Coding Da Vinci is a succint, clearly-written, objective, ...1
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