Remember about a decade ago when Christianity’s great threat came from a mysterious novel written by Dan Brown? I remember well all of the hoopla made about it as some Christian apologetists began to circle the wagons fearing a mass exodus of young people from our churches. Well, now you can download the Da Vinci Code for free and read for yourself the book that failed to bring down our faith.
As a Christian, I obviously disagreed with the book’s underlying theology and not-so-hidden agenda. As a history teacher, I found the historical aspects of the book to be at best lacking and a worst quite revisionist. However, as a story, I found it entertaining. I can also say this is one of the few times I can say I read a book before the movie came out. And, yes, the book is better than the movie!
Here’s the amazon description:
Featuring an excerpt from Dan Brown’s forthcoming new novel, Inferno, on sale May 14, 2013
#1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 81 Million Copies Sold
As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other. Simultaneously lightning-paced, intelligent, and intricately layered with remarkable research and detail, Dan Brown’s novel is a thrilling masterpiece—from its opening pages to its stunning conclusion.
Download the book here.