I feel everybody makes a big deal out Mr. Brown's book because it scratches the surface of topics we deem taboo.
I have always felt something was 'off' with my faith when comparred to my religion. I saw the almighty as being far more encompassing and compassionate than what the Catholic church was teaching me. If anything, Mr. Brown's book has shined a small light on where to look.
The books he quotes, the Templar Revelation, the Woman with an Alabaster Jar, and Holy Blood Holy Grail are absolute MUST reads.
Templar Revelation will explain Da Vinci, and his cryptic symbolism. The author is the one who discovered his code. They also explain John the Baptist's role in the secret hetradoxy, and why Da Vinci was obsessed with him. Their follow up book, Shroud of Turin in whose image? is also a must, it explains the faith of the Cathars.
the Woman with the Alabaster Jar, sets out to prove Holy Blood Holy Grail wrong, but instead finds even more information of the hetradoxy, from a Christian's point of view. This is a beautiful book that beatifully sings of Jesus and his bride, Mary Magdalene. She also takes the symbolism issue to it's next level.
Holy Blood, Holy Grail....what can I say, this book is the first step to understanding what the f*ck is going on around us. If you surrvive this one you will need the continuation, the Messianic Legacy.
These books get closer to the truth than anyother listed above. With out Holy Blood, Holy Grail no other book listed including Mr. Brown's could have been written.
His book was the 'gateway' book to these others.
I have read the Catholic bible, King James bible, and parts of the Tora.
The books listed above helped me make sense of all the confusion between the three 'bibles' and cleared up where the Koran came from.
They have encouraged me to love God more, making him accessable and beautiful.
I am now reading the Gnostic bible.