Item description for Discussing the Da Vinci Code Curriculum Kit : Examining the Issues Raised by the Book and Movie (DVD Included) by Lee Strobel & Garry Poole...
Overview The Da Vinci Code has captivated millions with its dramatic claims about Christianity. Do the novel and movie unearth explosive facts, or are they merely colorful but inaccurate depictions of ancient events? This first-ever DVD-driven small group study guide stimulates animated discussion over one of today's hottest topics.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.7" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.3" Weight: 0.51 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310272637 ISBN13 9780310272632 UPC 025986272630
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More About Lee Strobel & Garry Poole
Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for Faith, The Case for Christ, and The Case for a Creator, all of which have been made into documentaries by Lionsgate. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee wrote 3 Gold Medallion winners and the 2005 Book of the Year with Gary Poole. He and his wife live in Colorado. Visit Lee's website at: www.leestrobel.com.
Lee Strobel currently resides in West Dundee, in the state of Illinois. Lee Strobel was born in 1952.
Lee Strobel has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Discussing the Da Vinci Code Curriculum Kit : Examining the Issues Raised by the Book and Movie (DVD Included)?
A Great Response to the DaVinci Code Feb 6, 2007
Dan Brown's book is fiction, but there are claims that he makes that have confused some of the basic issues of Christianity. This thoughtful and well produced video curriculum will help to dispel many of the myths and untruths spelled out in the novel. I used this in my church and we found it very useful in opening dialogues with those who have read the book or seen the movie.
Anti-Christian anti-American book, watch out! Aug 1, 2006
I bought this kit thinking it might cover some of the issues hinted at in Dan Brown's god-inspired book, the Da Vinci Code, like was George Washington really one of Jesus' long lost sons?
Well, I was really disappointed, its nothing like that. This is just another knee-jerk liberal reaction to a PRO-CHRISTIAN book by the lovable Dan Brown. This isnt anything new, the liberal media has always hated deathless Jesus and Christianity. Dan Brown PROVES that JEsus existed, married, and had kids, thjey hate that!!! We KNOW that George Bush is one of Jesus long lost sons, but the liberal media doesnt want that getting otui1 !! I hate you liberal media!
Really great information. Great Discussion material May 26, 2006
I was really impressed with the material. A bonus that is not indicated on the material package or on the DVD is that it is CLOSED CAPTIONED CC for the hearing impaired. I am Deaf and really liked the fact it IS CC but Zondervan should indicate this on the packaging.
The Case Against the Da Vinci Code May 7, 2006
The Discussing the Da Vinci Code Curriculum Kit by Lee Strobel and Gary Poole contains three items: a DVD, a group discussion guide, and the book Exploring the Da Vinci Code by the same authors. In this review I will cover the DVD and it's discussion guide. The accompanying book will be reviewed independently.
This curriculum was put together with "seekers" in mind. "Since the primary audience for this guide is the not-yet-convinced seekers, the ideal place to use Discussing the Da Vinci Code is within the context of seeker groups." (10) The emphasis is group discussion such that if the proposed schedule is followed participants will spend about 17 minutes watching the DVD and 43 minutes conversing per session.
The DVD and discussion guide are broken down into four sessions in which Lee Strobel visits some of the historical locations utilized in The Da Vinci Code and interviews contemporary scholars. In the first session, the topic of historical analysis is discussed with historian Paul Maier. The second session poses the question "Can we trust the four Gospels?" to New Testament scholar Scot McKnight. Strobel interviews Kathy McReynolds in session three about the role of women in Christianity and Jesus' relationship with Mary Magdalene. The final session deals with the divinity of Jesus with scholar Mark Strauss.
Considering the proposed "seeker context," the discussion guide is very well done. It provides great questions for discussion while provided many quotes from scholars, Dan Brown, and facts throughout the booklet. In the back of the guide are several appendices that recommend further resources, state the facts, and give arguments for the true identity of Jesus that is affirmed by historic Christianity.
While it's neat to see Lee Strobel "on location," he doesn't really engage the sites he visits, so that seemed somewhat pointless. Strobel is more known for his investigative journalist approach, which he applied well on the DVD. He asks good questions that provoke good responses form the reputable scholars.
The DVD also has some promotional trailers, which could be shown to get people interested in joining the discussion group. The graphics and navigation of the DVD are extremely well done. The DVD together with the group discussion guide make Discussing the Da Vinci Code a thought provoking curriculum that will be useful for seekers and curious Christians alike.
Exposing the Lies Apr 17, 2006
Exploring the Da Vinci Code with the dvd is absolutely great for exposing the lies of the book by Dan Brown.
Lee even includes the FAQ and Evidence for the identity of Jesus based on discussions with real historians in this area of history.
I recommend everyone get this and use it to share the truth with followers of Dan Brown of those duped by him.