Dan Brown's bestseller The Da Vinci Code is unusual in that the author states upfront that the historical information in the book is factually accurate. But, as historian Bart Ehrman shows in this informative and witty book, the novel is filled with numerous historical mistakes. Did the ancient church engage in a cover-up to make Jesus into a divine figure? Was Jesus married to Mary Magdalene? Ehrman thoroughly debunks such claims and offers fascinating and historically accurate background information on early Christianity.