Killing Jesus: A History

Version: Unabridged
Author: Bill O'Reilly , Martin Dugard
Narrator: Bill O'Reilly
Genres: Christianity
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: September 2013
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Millions of people have thrilled to bestselling 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 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 listeners inside Jesus's life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable and changed the world forever.

Reviews (13)

Written by Christopher Z on August 5th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

After reading Killing Reagan and the Killing of the Rising Sun I was very curious as to how this "ancient" history , as opposed to 20th century history, would be handled. I learned more about the depraved society of Rome than anything else. The details about Jesus' life and death in this book were not new to me, thus making the book more academic than I had hoped. It's OK, it will not halt a bit my continued faith in what Jesus taught, lived and died for, my salvation. Enjoy.


Written by Joe B on July 25th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book . I learned a lot and it was easy to follow. God bless and best wishes to all. Semper Fi America

Written by Elliotte F on April 7th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I am a Christian. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. This book is well written and easy to understand.

Written by Mark Midkiff on January 28th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book and very interesting- makes the scenes come to life.

Killing Jesus: A History

Written by larry schwanke on January 8th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great read, real life story..

Written by Charlie Stidham on October 14th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I am 69 years old and grew up in a Christian family. For the past 40 years I have studied the Bible, attended many bible studies and sermons every Sunday. Killing Jesus has made a lot of "hard to understand " events and statements, understandable.

Written by george Flint on July 8th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

One of the best books on the life and times of Jesus I've ever read.

Written by Ron Hollier on May 1st, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Was skeptical that this could be an historic account without religion cloudy g the message. Great account of his life, the tuimes, and political issues that led to his crucifixion. Wax left to the reader to take it from there. As a Christian. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey learning new things along the way!

Written by tom butler on December 12th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Amazing and thorough in research and detail. Well written. Loved the book.

Written by Dan Stratford on November 28th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 1/5

this book fails to live up to its claim as an educational book rather than evangelical. at least in the audio book he doesn't site anything other than the bible. I was expecting a lot more. Bill is also very boring. if you like his show on Fox news you will probably like it. It is just as credible.

Author Details

Author Details

O'Reilly, Bill

"Born in Manhattan and raised in the suburb of Levittown, N.Y., Bill O'Reilly had a blue-collar, ethnic upbringing common in the Northeast. He attended Chaminade High School, and spent most of his childhood playing sports and annoying teachers.

O'Reilly went on to attend Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where he wrote a column for the school newspaper and played football. In his junior year, O'Reilly was accepted into an overseas program, and studied at the University of London. He received a B.A. in history from Marist.

Upon graduation, O'Reilly began teaching at Monsignor Pace High School in a suburb of Miami. After two years, he returned to college and earned an M.A. in broadcast journalism from Boston University.

Then O'Reilly's television career began. His first stop was WNEP-TV in Scranton-Wilkes Barre, Pa. He then landed at WFAA-TV in Dallas, where he won a Dallas Press Club Award for excellence in investigative reporting. From Dallas, it was on to KMGH-TV in Denver, where O'Reilly won an Emmy for his coverage of a skyjacking. After two years in the Rocky Mountains, O'Reilly returned to the East Coast and joined WCBS-TV in New York City, where he won his second Emmy for an investigation of corrupt city marshals. O'Reilly was then promoted to the CBS network, where he reported on the wars in El Salvador and the Falkland Islands from his base in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

O'Reilly's career as an anchor began at the CBS and ABC affiliates in Boston, and continued at KATU-TV in Portland, Ore., before he joined ABC News as a correspondent in 1986. While at ABC, O'Reilly appeared on The World News broadcast nearly 100 times, and received a National Headliner Award for excellence in investigative reporting for a series of expos‚s on the Bradley fighting vehicle.

In February 1989, O'Reilly took over for David Frost as the anchor of the nationally syndicated program ""Inside Edition."" Under the O'Reilly reign, the program reached its ratings zenith, and was rarely out of the top 10 in syndicated rankings. While at ""Inside,"" O'Reilly was the first national anchor to broadcast live from the scene of the riots in Los Angeles, and was named reporter of the year by the New York Crime Victims organization.

During his 20-year career, O'Reilly has reported from all over the world, including Vietnam, Kuwait, Berlin, Brazil, Australia, Japan, France, Romania and England. In addition, O'Reilly penned an opinion column in The Boston Herald for seven years, and his articles have appeared in publications such as Newsweek magazine, The New York Times and Parade magazine.

O'Reilly was accepted into the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in early 1995. He subsequently resigned from his job at ""Inside Edition,"" and prepared to go back to school by writing his first book, ""Those Who Trespass: A Novel of Murder and Television,"" which is now in its second printing.

In the spring of 1996, O'Reilly received an M.A. in public policy from Harvard, and immediately took a job as the executive producer and anchor of ""The O'Reilly Factor"" on the then-new Fox News Channel. O'Reilly lives on Long Island, and still plays touch football with childhood friends. His other hobbies include collecting American historical documents, diving, and sleeping as much as possible. "

Dugard, Martin

Martin Dugard has carved a career as one of the foremost adventure writers today. The author of "Knockdown: The Harrowing True Account of a Yacht Race Turned Deadly" and co-author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Survivor: The Ultimate Game, " his work appears regularly in "GQ, Sports Illustrated, " and "Esquire." An avid adventurer, Dugard has completed the Raid Gauloises race three times, and is co-holder of the Around the World Speed Record. He lives with his wife and three children in Orange County, California.