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Title: The Da Vinci Deception
Author: Ted Sri and Mark Shea
Publisher: Ascension Press
Date Published: February 2006
Price: softcover $6.95
Comments: With the upcoming movie, The Da Vinci Code, this is must reading.
Why has The Da Vinci Code sold tens of millions of copies worldwide? Is the
book’s phenomenal success due to its compelling characters, thrilling plot
points, or impeccable research? No. The Da Vinci Code has become an
international hit because of its lurid prose and its sensationalistic—even blasphemous—
claims regarding the "true" history of Christianity. In the end, it is
nothing more than a thinly veiled assault on the person of Jesus Christ and His
Church. Millions of people, who are not experts in history, art, theology, or
archeology, are being led astray by The Da Vinci Code’s fraudulent assertions
and invented history.
On May 19th, The DaVinci Code will be released as a major motion picture.
Film critics have predicted it will be one of the year’s biggest blockbusters.
The Da Vinci Deception is a powerful antidote to the spiritual poison found in
The DaVinci Code. This easy-to-read, question-and-answer book tackles the
key errors in this devastating cultural phenomenon. It is the perfect giveaway
to family, friends, parishioners, and anyone you think may be in danger of
having their faith in Christ and His Church eroded by the mockery of Truth that
is The Da Vinci Code.
Dr. Edward (Ted) Sri is assistant professor of theology at Benedictine
College in Atchison, Kansas. He is the author of several books, including a
Catholic best-selling book on the Rosary, The New Rosary in Scripture: Biblical
Insights for Praying the 20 Mysteries (Servant). He also is the author of
Mystery of the Kingdom: On the Gospel of Matthew (Emmaus Road), Queen Mother: A
Biblical Theology of Mary’s Queenship (Emmaus Road) and Dawn of the Messiah: The
Coming of Christ in Scripture (Servant) and a co-author of the popular
apologetics series, Catholic for a Reason.
Ted is a founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic
University Students) and continues to serve on FOCUS executive staff. He
appears frequently on EWTN and regularly writes and speaks on Scripture,
apologetics and the Catholic faith. He holds a doctorate from the Pontifical
University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He resides with his wife Elizabeth and
their three children in Atchison.
About the Author
Mark Shea is Senior Content Editor of Catholic Exchange, and co-author of
Catholic Scripture Study. He is the author of numerous best-selling books
including Making Senses Out of Scripture, By What Authority?: An Evangelical
Discovers Catholic Tradition and This is My Body: An Evangelical Discovers the
Mark frequently appears on T.V. and radio, and is the beloved host of what
may be the most popular Catholic blog on the Internet, Catholic and Enjoying
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