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: 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...
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
I think my title sums it up best. GS 55
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
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
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
Well written and very interesting read. Highly recommend it to Believers and non believers alike. 55
Keep it up Bill, love you and Dugard writting style. "Killing Jesus" and "Keep it Pithy," are myu favorites. 55
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
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
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