Bill O'Reilly truly illuminates the life and times of Jesus. A surprisingly educational and colorful narrative. I enjoyed it immensely.
The tail end of the story on Jesus death was a fairly known entity for me. But the context around Roman rule and the climate leading up to the ultimate event was absolutely fascinating, well researched and expertly recounted.
O'Reilly is clueless about Roman history and Biblical scholarship. He can't even decide if Pontius Pilot was a Governor or a Prefect and the dim wit seems to think the two titles are interchangeable. The Bible picture books from my youth are more accurate.
I would have liked this so much better had I not listened to "Misquoting Jesus" just before listening to this book. To know that we don't have the original Bible, the copy of the Bible, the copy of the copy of the Bible, and so on for many revisions. To make the issue of originality worse, we know that copies that scribes made were heaped with errors through the many times it was copies. The worst part is to know that leaders of both the church and the people added and removed parts of the Bible to meet their own agenda. To think that we know intimate conversations Jesus and others might habe had is absurd, especially when we have no record of Jesus in literature for nearly 150 after he died.
Could not put it down, OH what Savior.
Thank you for dedication to declaring the truth.
In hope that all men have the opportunity to read or hear this Word.
Just finished this book. Thought it would be a great time to hear this book with Lent half way through.
It was a little deeper in the beginning than I cared for but over all, a very good writing of the history of Jesus.