Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, one of the best-selling novels of all time, and the subject of intellectual debate among readers and scholars. Brown's novels are published in 52 languages worldwide with 200 million copies in print. In 2005, TIME Magazine named Brown one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, whose editors credited him with keeping the publishing industry afloat; re... newed interest in Leonardo da Vinci and early Christian history; spiking tourism in Paris and Rome; increasing membership in secret societies; Ultimately these themes formed the backdrop for his books. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he later returned to teach English before focusing his full-time attention on writing. Brown is currently working on a new book as well as his latest novel's Columbia Pictures film version.READ MORE
Whether or not you believe in God, you must believe this: when we as a species abandon our trust in a power greater than us, we abandon our sense of accountability. Faiths… all faiths… are admonitions that there is something we cannot understand, something to which we are accountable. With faith we are accountable to each other, to ourselves, and to a higher truth. Religion is flawed, but only because man is flawed. The church consists of a brotherhood of imperfect, simple souls wanting only to be a voice of compassion in a world spinning out of control.