Friday, February 6, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly



ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):

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 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.

MY REVIEW:

I am not a Bill O’Reilly fan; however, I was intrigued by the idea of this book, which is portrayed as a historical representation of the life (and death) of Jesus.  I thought the authors did an excellent job of telling the story of Jesus from before his birth to after his death, including historical information about Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Tiberius, Pontius Pilate, the Disciples and many other figures from that time period.

Killing Jesus is truly written from a historical perspective, not a religious perspective. I would recommend this book not just for Christians, but also for people who are interested in history.