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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Dugard and O'Reilly present a detailed and entertaining history of the people and circumstances surrounding the life of Jesus of Nazareth. It lifts Jesus above the veil of mysticism and presents him as a real person who was born at a certain time and place, who lived a life that affected all who knew him, and who did not need cheap magic tricks to astound the entire world then and ever after.
O'Reilly reads his own book as he heads his own news show script. The writing style was more instructive than descriptive which flattened the tone of the horrific brutality of the age; however, it flattened the beauty and emotion as well.
Killing Jesus was a welcomed relief from Eileen Pagels and her fellow cultural revisionists who take texts that were written 300 years after Jesus' death in preference to those written 30 years afterwards and who disregard 2000 years of hermeneutic research and preservation in preference for their own opinion on what ancients texts actually say.
As a parting thought to Dugard & O'Reilly, I suggest a subtitle for Killing Jesus: An Inconvenient Truth.
Having read Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy and now Killing Jesus, I highly recommend the book series! All are scholarly and accessible. I look forward to reading the last book in the series, Killing Patton.
LOVE to read- but don't have time. Selecting Audible was a great way to stay into literature. Busy working Mom- and runner!
Highly recommend for understanding the struggles- in depth- that occurred. He loves us so much to have suffered in this fashion.
For a while there I would avoid this book like a plague. But bills insistence on not going into deep theological thought convince me to order. I am Christian. My gosh what a wonderful experience
Bill OReilly dose a great job of describing the times and life of Jesus. Keeps your attention throughout the book. Easy to listen to and very informative. I will listen to this book again.
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