Thursday, April 27, 2006

New Community and The Da Vinci Code

Our old teaching pastor, Lee Strobel, was back at Willow Creek Community Church last night to rev us up for the four part series we are starting Sunday on The DaVinci Code. I have to admit, I was in need of some revving. I haven't been looking forward to this series. The book is fiction, everybody knows what fiction means, so why spend four weeks debunking self-acknowledged fiction?

Apparently, not everyone knows what fiction means. Salon.com says about the Code, "the most amazing thing about this novel is that it's based on fact." According to one survey, 1/3 of Canadian Code readers report that they now believe Christ fathered a child and His descendents still walk the earth today. And 53% of American's who have read the book, the plot of which is built on the assertion that the gospels are lies and the church suppresses the truth, claim the novel has helped them spiritually. Bizarre world we live in.

So now my interest is piqued and I'm looking forward to the series. Steph and I decided that we are finally going to jump on the bandwagon and read The DaVinci Code, along with Strobel and Poole's book, Exploring the DaVinci Code.

4 comments:

Friar Tuck said...

ahhh..

first a Million little pieces and the Da Vinci code and what next?

The lines between fiction and history, fiction and memoir are blurring more and more

Kim Traynor said...

Absolutely. Welcome to the age of Pomo.

Crystal said...

Lee ROCKS!

Friar Tuck said...

I want to get the Ben Witherington book on the Da Vinci code....but bought to much already lately