I've also just finished reading The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, and although is is a novel, it's amazing what that book can do to open your eyes about the "greatest story ever told". When you do read it, make sure you read the preface where Dan Brown explains that all his references are based on historical fact - THEN you'll get the chills! By far one of the best novels I've ever read.
Starting on another "fluffy" novel by Jane Green soon . . .