Although some might have different experiences, from my view in North London, I perceive that books like the Da Vinci Code are making catastrophic inroads in undermining the authentic Christian faith of countless people.
I make this judgement based on-:
1) Seeing how ordinary people react to the book.
2) Seeing how many similar books are on the shelves of book shop chains.
3) Reading various books,articles and viewing appropriate websites.
Dr Jones' doctoral research was in Gnostic literature. I feel he has a depth of understanding of this subject and the necessary pedagogical competency to counteract the above trends if the book described below is sufficiently widely disseminated.
Stolen Identity - The Conspiracy to Reinvent Jesus by Peter Jones.
Published 2006, by Victor, Colorado, U.S.A.
ISBN: 0 - 78144 - 207 - 9
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"By being aware of the struggle the Christian church has waged throughout her history in knowing the true Jesus, today we can more effectively understand and answer the postmodern confusion over the identity of the 'historical Jesus."
John Macarthur - Author, pastor and radio Bible teacher