Religious book sales rise

slashgirl writes: I read this article in my provincial paper, but had to find another on-line source for it as it’s paid subscription only for our paper on-line.

‘Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” is a million-selling historical thriller that has angered Catholics by attacking the clergy and implying Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married.

Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” is a brutal box-office hit that has angered Jewish and Christian leaders, who allege that the movie could encourage anti-Semitism.

As theology, they have little in common. But as phenomena, they have had a common effect, driving sales for a wave of Christian-themed books, some of them highly controversial.’

The rest of the story is here