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  • Killing Jesus: A History

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1618)
    Performance
    (1409)
    Story
    (1431)

    Millions of people have thrilled to best-selling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, works of nonfiction that have changed the way we view history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly 2,000 years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God.

    christina m. groetzinger says: "Interesting Listening Experience"
    "Mixing History and Myth"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The authors purport that this is an accurate history of the life and killing of Jesus. Yet they dismiss the work of modern Biblical scholars.The book, Killing of Jesus, is unfortunately written from the perspective of a strong belief that the Christian writings are true and valid. The authors mixed well-sourced Roman and Greek histories with the traditional Christian's account of the (virgin) birth, the development, and the death of Jesus. This mixture of well established history with the authors' constructed history (using the Christian myth as a basis), attempts to provide credence to their account of events. The book is written in a bombastic, reporter-like style. Its intent is to make you feel as if you where there witnessing horrific events of blood, gore and depravity caused by men dripping with evil. It is written to stimulate the amygdala rather than the neo-cortex.
    As a historical document the book is a fraud. As a Christian fable with bible stories presented with pizzazz, you might like it.
    Other subject-related books they could have read (available in Audible):
    __Thrones of Blood .... by Josephus
    __Zealot ... by Reza Aslan
    __Who's Who in the Age of Jesus ... by Geza Vermes
    __The Ruin of the Roman Empire ... by James J. O'Donnell
    __The Rise and Fall of Alexandria ... by Justin Pollard & Howard Reid
    Also: Who Wrote the New Testament ... by Burton L. Mack (not in Audible.)


    What could Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Be historically accurate.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Bill O'Reilly’s performances?

    Yes, of course.


    What character would you cut from Killing Jesus?

    The one that no one has been able to verify existed - Jesus.


    Any additional comments?

    This book has so many spins it's a "Spin Zone"

    14 of 45 people found this review helpful

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