Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.
This week, I am featuring:
Killing Jesus: A History
by: Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard
Killing Jesus is so memorable six years ago I read it and can still vividly remember whole passages. This book is written in such a captivating manner I was hooked from page one, drawn in the whole time, and couldn’t believe when I had reached the final page. The writing is well done, the pace is fast, and the history is well researched. And, I felt transported to 1st century Israel. I highly recommend this text. Very informative, and it taught me a lot about life in Jesus’s day.
I have noticed that comments on GoodReads show that people either love this book or hate it. There doesn’t seem to be too many in-between feelings. I don’t believe for one second that Bill O’Reilly or Martin Dugard wrote this book as a theological text. I never got the sense that they were trying to teach their version of Jesus or conduct a Bible study. It’s more like reading a highly-engaging history text. Their attempt is to get people to see what it was like for Jesus to be alive in the 1st century in the Middle East. Just fair warning if you are considering this text.
About the Book
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.
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