The book is written and structured well. It paints vivid and colorful portraits of the various characters in the story. What bugs me about the book is that it lasts true historical or theological understanding of what The message of Jesus was all about, and why it upset some representatives of the temple enough to want to kill him. Especially if you compare this book to a serious theologian like NT Wright's work , it falls completely flat when it comes to deepening the readers understanding of why Jesus was killed.
I would recommend it if you are interested in colorful anecdotes from the times of Jesus, but if you are interested in trying to understand the conflict between Jesus and the temple I recommend checking out NT Wright.
Bill O'Reilly narration of this book was outstanding. The story was compelling in it's blending of scripture & history. I highly recommend this book.
I liked it. I'm new to the Bible so I can't give an opinion on accuracy. I will say that all the main points are things I have read in the bible. This book seems to fill in some gaps with colorful, descriptive, and accurate scenes. The Roman details running parallel to Jesus life was exceptionally interesting.
The background on Pontius Pilate , Caesar,, and Herod
The emphasis of certain words of the text
The story of the guards at Jesus' tomb
Well-written and well-told with attention to detail
Overall the complete message & story line was very well put together. Though as far as my studies have taken me of the biblical rendering & interpretations of the bible. I have noticed fallacies from which I believe stem from Eusebius rendering timing wrong from the get go. Which in turn has led people to believe & accept that time frame. Though it wasn't expressed on here as far as the biblical aspect & very brief as much as the other end of the spectrum of this book. I liked it maybe I sound dumb to some but it's just my opinion & it doesn't matter unless it does to you.
I love this book. However, he way Bill says "donkey" sounds like "monkey" with a "d". He says it as dunky instead of dawnky. I hate hearing him say it!!!
I loved every second of listening to this book. A very unbiased perspective with a lot of respect and just great info! Loved it
loved the book. Bill needs to learn to pronouns the words he uses. it's bad.
I found this book to be very interesting, thought provoking.
Yes. This is as excellent ans the others.