Item description for Fear Not Da Vinci: Using the Best-Selling Novel To Share Your Faith by Susy Flory, Gini Monroe & W. Ward Gasque...
Overview A number of Christian books have been produced which deconstruct and debunk Dan Brown's claims in "The Da Vinci Code." However, this resource takes a big step forward using a friendly, encouraging tone as it urges Christians to use the opportunity for culturally relevant evangelism.
" USE THE BEST-SELLING NOVEL AS A STARTING POINT TO SHARE YOUR FAITH"
Thirty-five million copies of "The Da Vinci Code" are in print around the world. This entertaining novel by Dan Brown is just hitting its stride, with a major movie releasing May 19, 2006, starring Tom Hanks.
Why has the book been a blockbuster? Because people are searching for purpose and truth, even when reading a work of fiction. Our culture is interested in Jesus and his identity, but Christians often don't feel comfortable or prepared t answer questions the book raises.
"Fear Not Da Vinci "encourages and equips believers to shed their fear and "find common ground" with unbelievers. Included are anecdotes introducing readers to different scenarios where the novel can be used as an open door for sharing the gospel, ranging from a five-minute chat on the subway to a restaurant conversation. "Fear Not Da Vinci "also answers questions readers are likely to encounter and provides practical, faith-sharing techniques and resources.
A number of Christian books have been produced which deconstruct and debunk Dan Brown's claims item by item, however, "Fear Not Da Vinci ""uses a friendly," encouraging tone as it urges Christians to use the opportunity for culturally relevant evangelism.
"* It's okay to read The Da Vinci Code?"
"* Is Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" really a man?"
"* Is Mary Magdalene pictured in Da Vinci's "The Last Supper"?"
"* Was Jesus just a man or was he God?"
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Studio: Living Ink Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.68 lbs.
Release Date Mar 24, 2006
Publisher AMG Publishers
ISBN 0899570526 ISBN13 9780899570525
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More About Susy Flory, Gini Monroe & W. Ward Gasque
Susy Flory is a writer, speaker, journalist, and animal lover who inspires people to embrace passion and adventure. She authored So Long Status Quo, coauthored Fear Not Da Vinci, and has written for Guideposts and Today's Christian Woman. She holds degrees in English and psychology. www.susyflory.com
Susy Flory currently resides in Castro Valley, in the state of California. Susy Flory was born in 1965.
Reviews - What do customers think about Fear Not Da Vinci: Using the Best-Selling Novel To Share Your Faith?
Fast Moving, Refreshing, Challenging Jul 3, 2006
This is a book on conversational evangelism. The authors have used the best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code" as a challenge for Christians to take courage and communicate their faith. Flory and Monroe share tips, techniques, and examples to equip the reader to use the Da Vinci Code novel and movie as a bridge for witnessing to our culture.
The book reviews and highlights the key issues detailed in the novel that attempt to discredit the Christian Gospel and the authority of the Scriptures. Sample questions and answers help prepare the reader to defend Biblical truths against the claims Dan Brown has introduced through his fictional characters. The authors use testimonies, stories, illustrations, and personal examples to keep the text moving at a fast pace.
The book is thoroughly researched and well documented. The table on the themes of the Bible showing references where Jesus quoted from each book of the Old Testament was excellent and can become an excellent reference tool for every reader. I especially appreciated the table outlining the material from the Gnostic writings in light of Biblical teaching.
W. Ward Gasgue's contribution on Gnostic teaching added another dimension to this important book. The resource list provided at the end of the book provides recommend reading for additional study in refuting "The Da Vinci Code" and for help in personal evangelism.
This is a timely book for every Christian.
Exploring a Christian response to various elements in the novel May 6, 2006
Co-authored by Susy Flory and Gini Monroe with the assistance of W. Ward Gasque, Using The Best-Selling Novel To Share Your Faith: Fear Not Da Vinci is an exclusive and conceptual study of Dan Brown's famous novel, The Da Vinci Code. Exploring a Christian response to various elements in the novel, Fear Not Da Vinci introduces readers to such ideals and explanations for Christians as to whether or not it is okay to read the novel, if Jesus really was married, if Mary Magdalene is pictured in "The Last Supper", if Jesus was merely a man or a God, if women are holier then men, and tactful ways to approach analyzing and discussing Dan Brown's novel with a gentle touch -- as opposed to an irrational and abrasively critical argument. For its in-depth study and articulated text, Fear Not Da Vinci is highly recommended for Christian readers when reading or discussing The Da Vinci Code.
Outstanding First Book Apr 23, 2006
Fear Not DaVinci reflects the compassionate hearts of the authors, their love for their Savior, and their ardent desire that the biblical truths about Jesus not be distorted by Dan Brown's best-seller, The DaVinci Code. I found this book to be eloquent, understandable, heartwarming and practical. The authors are to be applauded for their exceptional writing skills, compelling stories, and mastery of complex theological issues. I know the Lord must be well pleased with the devotion, dedication and hard work of His faithful servants, Gini and Suzy. What a blessing!