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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I would read the book again, but I don't think I could listen to O'Reilly destroy his own book again.
Dugard and O'Reilly do a great job of following the last weeks and days of Jesus, and telling the story in a format that is historical in nature, rather than in the context of a religious text.
The only way to improve this performance, is to let someone else do the narration. While O'Reilly earns a great living using his voice on TV, he just seem awkward reading the book.
The events of Palm Sunday were well written and moving.
O'Reilly - I loved Killing Jesus, Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy, but please hire a professional narrator to read these books!!!
Life is a journey, enjoy it......because one day it will all end.
It was a good overall account of the facts of Jesus life without the spirital spin or an attempt to discredit or debunk him. I would have liked if O'Reilly and Dugard would have dug deeper but still a good overview. It did allow me to put certian pieces together that I did not realize during that time peroid.
I think a follow-up book of the Roman Empire and the peroid after Jesus death would be interesting to listen to. May of the history during that time skims the peroid. There are many saints that come out of that peroid which are overshadowed by Jesus during that time.
The only reason I gave this an overall 3 stars is I wish O'Reilly would have been able to differentiate between characters in the reading. I know this is a moot point but it became a little hard to keep things straight in the middle of the book.
The history of the times, environment and evolution of the beginnings of Christianity.
None other with the exception of the Bible which was written for a different purpose.
The book is sooo interesting, but I expected more in the way of factual, historical references. Although Bill names historians, he doesn't cite specific references--his most cited reference is the Bible. Where there is controversy or differing opinions on a person or event, he does not specify why or reference any supporting evidence for his statements. Bill's description of the period is graphic and gives us a better understanding of why events happened as they did.
It's in my to 10%
It followed a historical timeline and O'Reilly's explanations of the society and culture of the time were helpful. It has given me more insights to the Bible.
Yes I thought it was time well spent, but I expected more from this book. I had read the other books in his "Killing" series and this is the one I enjoyed the least. I was very familiar with the story and it seemed to recount the facts just as I had heard them before.
However I did learn several things about Roman history and gained some good perspective on Biblical times. That was the part I enjoyed most about the book.
He did a great job presenting the book. It was very clear and easy to understand. A great performance. I would highly recommend his audio books from this standpoint.
No, it covered the subject well.
Yes, O' Reilly continues to show his chops for narration.
Killing Kennedy, Killing Lincoln. I thing the reasons are obvious.
When I read I tend to miss a lot of verbal inflections and without those I tend to miss what is actually meant. O' Reilly makes everything clear with his words and his voice.
There is a moment at the very beginning of the book when O' Reilly says that Jesus came to save the world and not condemn it. This is John 3:17, spoken by Jesus to the Pharisee, Nicodemus, who Jesus had been calling hypocrites because they had forgotten to love. I think we forget to love too often. I think there are two kinds of Christians, those who know John 3:16, and those who know John 3:16 & 17.
The book doesn't contain the Sermon on the Mount, only a mention of it. For a book that attempts to explain who Jesus was, why He died and became famous leaving out His greatest teachings is terrible judgement.
Also, I understand why O' Reilly and Dugard never refer to Jesus as Jesus Christ. It is a big turn off for people who don't believe He was. The author's believe it's better read and buy the book without the Christ part than to not read it at all. As a practicing Christian I disagree. After all if Jesus wasn't the son of God than He was crazy because He told everyone He was and horrifically abused for it. To surrender the acknowledgement that Jesus was God so people learn His teachings is to surrender His teachings making them pointless.
I Found that O'Reilly's account was well researched and adequately documented.
I enjoyed the various chapters of the book equally.
Mr. O'Reilly makes his living reporting and he writes as well as he reports verbally.
I liked that the audiobook was recited by Bill O'Reilly. This added an extra bit of enjoyment for me.
Jesus - characterized beautifully as both human and divine.
Jesus berating the moneychangers in the temple.
It made me laugh and cry both.
Bill, I have read all of your books and this one is right up there with Killing Kennedy. The details and documentation you presented are fantastic and very inspirational. I would love to see you write something on Mary and Mary Magdalene. Thanks for doing this research for us.
It tells the story of Jesus and what was happening during the time of Jesus in a way that we can all understand. The story put's you with him sometimes.
Bill O'Reilly tells the story with excitement and sadness. And he has "foot notes"
It took me only a couple of days to finish. I could have kept going if 'Well you know.
a must listen to book
The amount of research done on a topic of little know truths. Comes across as thorough and unbiased.
Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln for obvious reasons.
He is a great story teller with a keen sense of delivery.
All of it. Considering I am an atheist, I think that says a lot.
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