If you are searching for a different take on the Jesus story... You won't find it here. (While NOT a religious book, the book follows the gospels.) Where it excels, is placing the events in historical and cultural context. By freeing the main character (Jesus) from the restraints of strictly gospel and putting him amid the political chaos, cultures, and religious traditions of the time; the story of Jesus simultaneously become more complex and yet amazingly simple. Most Christians are aware of the life and death of Jesus. Most are NOT aware of the politics and religious traditions of the day that led to the series of events chronicled in the gospels.A book aimed at the history buff more than the religious zealot.
Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy
Why: We know how it ends.
It was more about how all the characters work together to form the context of the death of Jesus that is most compelling.
Don't get the book to be inspired to believe nor to find some amazing nugget of faith. Get the book to better understand historical context; Jewish law, tradition, and historical politics; and how those things worked together to ensure the sacrifice.
A thought provoking book that lines things up fairly easily. It is NOT a book to read for relaxation, but rather for study. I found myself double checking scripture and taking notes. A good study book.
Another great book by Ted Dekker. Of the style I have come to expect from most of Dekker's work.
Character development. The story went around in circles so much I got dizzy.
These are two of my very favorite writers..I expected something really great. Both of these novelists are excellent...but this book left me frustrated and wishing it was over. I was so very disappointed. Not close to either's best work.
BeauSeigneur yes. O'Brian.. Doubtful
Yes. Good premise but the story gets lost in the politics of the UN. It gets rather tedious. Big shifts in time.
The narrator's voice of the characters give many a cartoonish feel. The voices are actually irritating at times.
Only to get to book two.
I am enjoying book 2 so much better than this one. The narration is at times laughable and irritating. The story drones on about political maneuvering at the UN that could better be spent on filling some gaps of time.
Disappointed really. O'Reilly has done better. This reminded me of a collage of meandering thoughts
No real story or real direction.
Nothing at all. The book is likely a better choice.
Not really...Not good enough to want to buy the book.
I have read all of Bill's books and I am typically very pleased. This was the most disappointing. I would suggest the paper version is more appropriate...maybe.
Yes, It leaves you longing for the next book. Simple truths wrapped in anything but simple story.
Great twists and turns engages the impels the listener to seek the resolution.
The truths stay with you long after the story ends
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