Author of "Breaking the Da Vinci Code" to Speak on Jesus' Life and Actions

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio-Forget the "What Would Jesus Do?" bracelets - Dr. Darrell L. Bock asks "What DID Jesus Do?" Author of the "The New York Times" bestseller "Breaking the Da Vinci Code," Bock will talk about Jesus' life and actions when he comes to Cedarville University Feb. 7-9 for the Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program. A scholar of the historical Jesus, Bock has written two Gold Medallion finalist books: his exegetical commentary "Luke 1:1-9:50" and his "Breaking the Da Vinci Code," which helps readers distinguish between fiction writing and the historical facts of the Gospel. Along with penning numerous works, he served as a translation consultant for four versions of the Bible and as president of the Evangelical Theological Society (2000-2001). Currently Bock is a research professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary as well as professor of spiritual development and culture for the Seminary's Center for Christian Leadership. Bock's overarching theme while at Cedarville will be "What Did Jesus Do: Understanding Jesus Through His Actions and a Jewish Lens." He will speak Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 7-9, at 10 a.m. in the University's Dixon Ministry Center. The lecture series is free and open to the public. Bock's messages will be broadcast on the CDR Radio Network, 90.3 FM, each conference day at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. They can also be heard via cyberradio at Audiocassettes, CDs, or DVDs of the series can be ordered from CDR Radio by calling 1-800-333-0601. The Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program is funded by the Thomas F. Staley Foundation of Larchmont, N.Y. This private, nonprofit organization seeks to support men and women who truly believe, cordially love, and actively propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ in its historical and scriptural fullness. Cedarville University thanks the Thomas F. Staley Foundation for making this annual lectureship program possible. For more information about the 2006 Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program, call 937-766-4159.