Killing Jesus

Millions of readers have thrilled to bestselling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, page-turning works of nonfiction that have changed the way we read history.

Now the iconic 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 two thousand 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 readers inside Jesus's life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable - and changed the world forever.

Killing Jesus - Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard Summary

Killing Jesus: A History is a 2013 book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard about the life and crucifixion of Jesus, referred to in the book as Jesus of Nazareth. It is the follow-up to Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln. Killing Jesus was released September 24, 2013 through Henry Holt and Company. The book was a commercial success, debuting at number one on The New York Times bestseller list and remaining on the list for 52 weeks. Popular reviews of the book were mixed, with both Christian and non-Christian reviewers faulting the book for its tedious writing and its claims of historical objectivity. Scholars and historians have extensively criticized the book for its inaccurate, politically-motivated portrayal of Jesus as a "Tea Party Son of God", its uncritical approach to primary sources, its omission of some of Jesus' teachings, and its oversimplified, sensationalist portrayal of history. Like both its predecessors, the book was adapted into a television miniseries with the same name for National Geographic Channel...

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Killing Jesus - Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard Book Reviews (2,021)


Classic5 star

Another outstanding book by O’Reilly and Dugard from their “Killing” series, but I found it strange they excluded Peter’s denial of Jesus since he did so three times and the acceptance of Christ by the thief while hanging on his cross beside Jesus. 55

Kathleen Carney

Bad1 star

Don't waste your time. Read the bible. 15

Fuzzy mustard

Love it!4 star

I'm thirteen years old, and I've made the decision to follow Jesus. Personally, I rather be able to pick up and open a bible rather then be touch a Harry Potter book. I think that the closer you keep it to the bible the better. Plus, had no sin, but I can't say the same for Libcoln. All in all I loved this book. 45


Exceptional read !5 star

I felt as though I was living in the days of Jesus, such great description and attention to details, I loved it 55


Poorly written, not worth buying1 star

I wish I had read more reviews before paying $15 for this disappointing paraphrasing of the Bible. Nothing interesting. Just poor writing and terrible editing filing 250 pages. I expected more from O'Reilly. 15


Sad Imitation of Biblical Scholarship1 star

As an ordained minister with a degree in Biblical Studies I can assure potential readers that this book plays fast and loose with both facts and interpretation. It represents neither liberal scholarship, any orthodox tradition of interpretation, nor even a semblance of sincere effort. It's simply a half baked mess. 15


Biased, outright lie.1 star

This Book is not an historical book by no means. It's the same old lies from the 'New Testament' only in a nicer package. It is not based on anything besides for that 15


Great5 star

It was awesome Jesus is alive Christians stand up for there beliefs 55


Only one reference source1 star

Bill O'Reiily, a committed Catholic, relies upon the only reference source for the life of Jesus which is the New Testament. It's difficult to see this book as anything more than a parroting of those stories since their are no corroborating sources for Jesus's life or events (e.g., there are volumes of Roman records regarding prosecution of historical individuals, but zero concerning Jesus). Since the identity of Jesus is, and always will be, a source of dispute, I.e., the veracity of his most recocognized quotes, the performance of miracles, or whether he was one man or a collage of several people of that time this book cannot be regarded as a historical document, but only another fanciful reinterpretation of the Gospels. O'Reilly doesn't bother to acknowledge the difference. 15


Powerful and Riveting5 star

This book is clearly the most powerful chronicle of the one who has changed the world. A pronounced Christian or not, although hard to imagine how not, this surely captures the complete attention of every true reader. What a spectacular and memorable experience this has been for me, a Christian, to get a real sense of the life and times of Jesus Christ. Thank you gentlemen, for this writing. I personally am forever indebted. 55


Pay no attention to the author...4 star

Although I'm not an oreilly fan, his "killing" books have been very entertaining. It's worth the read if you wish to know a little more about Christianity without getting bogged down with rhetoric. 45


#12 reviewer is a dope5 star

I think my title sums it up best. GS 55

Mtn from Boston

Great Read4 star

Extremely enlightening, great insight into what was going on at the time of Jesus. Authors take pains to make this a historical work and succeed. 45


Biblically Informative4 star

The story is known by all, which is why I was surprised to learn so much from reading this book. The book provides an inside look into the graphic details ( which I was surprised to learn) of life during the time of Jesus, not only for Jesus, but also for the region that was left out in the bible. I could not imagine enduring the pain and suffering that Jesus and the Jews experienced during this time. 45


Killing Jesus5 star

Just finished the book. My knees are shaking. Tears are flowing and my heart is sad. Thank you Bill and Martin for the education of a lifetime. My faith is renewed through this book. 55

Travis iPod touch

Great Read5 star

Well written and very interesting read. Highly recommend it to Believers and non believers alike. 55


Great Book!5 star

Keep it up Bill, love you and Dugard writting style. "Killing Jesus" and "Keep it Pithy," are myu favorites. 55


Killing Jesus1 star

Save your time and money. This book is mere speculation on the part of the authors - like they have a clue what might have been said in various conversations. It is shocking to me that this title is a best seller. The authors missed the target on this one. 15


Killing Jesus5 star

I found this book visually told me the story of Jesus profound. Having heard the story many many times in my 72 years, "Killing Jesus" touch my heart and soul to the core. 55


Think for yourself.1 star

If you really want to know facts, investigate things for yourself. Don’t contribute to a liar’s profit. That’s all it is. That’s all he is. 15

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