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. Killing Jesus will take listeners inside Jesus' life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable and changed the world forever.
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for 5 years has driven 180 miles round trip daily. That is a ton of listening time!
Top rankings. Good pace, good voice, good story from a historic point of view.
I really enjoyed the point of view from using history and the bible as reference points.
I agree with other reviews.. don't read this as a book that will change your views on Jesus. Read this to learn more about his life from a history side of things.
So far it rates as one of the best I've read. It's historically accurate, I learned new things about the death of Christ.
That while it was a book about the death of christ, it wasnt your atypical "Religious Book"
Yes He Did, like he explained that I believe it was Harrod was Rotund desribed what that meant, described that he could barely walk because of his gout, and that he had had maggots in his private area
yes when he described Judas's betrayal, and then he says in the footnote that it is assumed that judas hanged himself, but that there is only mention that he bought a rope. and that he's never heard from again.
I strongly recommend this book.
The book is about the Roman Empire, the Jews, the political environment, etc... especially at the beginning. I was disappointed and couldn't continue listening to the book.
Jesus in context
When Jesus first meets Peter in the fishing boat was the most memorable moment for me because I did not realize the conditions and the state of mind Peter was when Jesus made him the first disciple.
Bill O'Reilly's voice inflections kept the story of Jesus interesting and down to earth.
Meet Jesus in context of the world he lived in and decide for yourself if you believe he is the Son of God.
It reaffirmed my faith that Christ was real and is, the Son of God.
I'm not as knowledgeable about Jesus as I would like to be and I thought this would be a good start. The story was presented as known facts about Jesus and the history of how the socal climate druing Jesus time. I found it very helpful for me.
No, once was enough. I liked the book but can't stand O'Reilly' pompous voice. I can't stand his authoritative stance. I was glad when it was over. I thought it was very factual, informative, and I enjoyed the story but O'Reilly skips around often and is sometimes hard to follow.
I would rather it wad narrated by someone else. Bill's voice can sometimes be annoying.
This book is worth listening to.
There is so much information, that I am listening to it for the second time. It's a lot to digest all at once.
To O'Reilly's credit, he has written the book like the high school history teacher he once in fact was. The best part of the book is that one never feels as if O'Reilly is proseltyzing. Almost as good is the realistic sense O'Reilly gives of the Roman times and the fascinating politics in the hundred years leading up to and during the story of Jesus. I was prepared not to like this book but I had to happily eat my words.
@natesrandomisms Believer (27yrs), Husband (15yrs), Dad (3yrs), Son (35yrs), Broken neck survivor.
I'm not convinced that this book is 100% historically correct. However, the book did open my eyes to yet another perspective and opinion. There was not enough supporting information to convince me of the complete view of the author but was worth the time.
The order of events that the author proclaimed that the events happened.
The many times that Christ took to teach his disciples.
Yes, to provide the supporting information that this book proclaims,
It's not all history. O'Reilly makes several of his interpretations on the meaning written in the Bible in this book. One in particular that I didn't like was on Jesus's conversation in John 3. I think it's an entertaining, well written book, just with some of Bill's interpretations of meaning within the Bible. I'd still recommend listing to it if you're interested in Jesus.
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