Killing Jesus

Killing Jesus

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.

Author: Bill O'Reilly

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9780805098556

Category: History

Page: 304

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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.
Categories: History

Killing Jesus

Killing Jesus

FROM BLOCKBUSTER BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND TRAILBLAZING TV JOURNALIST BILL O' REILLY AND MARTIN DUGARD COMES THE STORY OF ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL MOMENTS IN WORLD HISTORY: THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS CHRIST.

Author: Bill O'Reilly

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1250160510

Category: History

Page: 336

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FROM BLOCKBUSTER BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND TRAILBLAZING TV JOURNALIST BILL O' REILLY AND MARTIN DUGARD COMES THE STORY OF ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL MOMENTS IN WORLD HISTORY: THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS CHRIST. Nearly two thousand years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings not only attempt to follow Jesus of Nazareth’s teachings but believe he is God. In this riveting account of Jesus’s life and times, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Caesar Augustus, Herod the Great, Pontius Pilate, and John the Baptist are among the legendary figures who play a part in Jesus’s story. Killing Jesus takes readers inside this most volatile epoch and the seismic political and historical events that made Jesus’s death inevitable—and changed the world forever. Praise for Bill O’Reilly’s Killing series: “Powerful...immersively written.” —Janet Maslin, The NewYork Times “All the suspense and drama of a popular thriller.” —The Christian Science Monitor “Vivid and emotionally engaging.”—Nelson DeMille
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A Reader s Guide to Bill O Reilly s Killing Jesus

A Reader s Guide to Bill O Reilly s Killing Jesus

Part II is a survey of some of the early criticism of the book. Part III is an independent criticism of Killing Jesus.SPOILER ALERT! This guide discusses many of O'Reilly and Dugard's observations and conclusions.

Author: Patrick Goggins

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ISBN: 1983054216

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Two stories emerge when discussing Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's Killing Jesus: A History (O'Reilly, 2013): one is narrative, the other is scriptural. From a scriptural perspective, Killing Jesus is a retreat back to the so-called "second quest" studies of the historical Jesus. First quest studies were fantastic narratives, loosely based on fact. In second quest studies like Killing Jesus, the author defers to the canonical gospels. In third quest studies such as Reza Aslan's Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (Aslan, 2013), the author may defer to non-canonical works, both contemporary and modern. The result is that the Jesus of Nazareth depicted in Killing Jesus differs little from the Jesus depicted in the bible, which is likely how O'Reilly's readers would prefer to know Jesus. As a result, Killing Jesus is a successful exercise in worldview maintenance.From a narrative perspective, Killing Jesus is a testosterone-fueled romp through first century Judea, complete with whips, prostitutes, pederasts, STDs, belly dancers, corrupt officials and tragic endings. Children are hacked to death, slaves are cast off cliffs for fun, brothers steal from brothers. This is not the reverential stuff one typically sees in a story about the historical Jesus, but this is Bill O'Reilly, who is to Fox News what Hunter Thompson was to Rolling Stone magazine.This guide has three parts. Part I is a detailed discussion of some of the more controversial passages in Killing Jesus. Part II is a survey of some of the early criticism of the book. Part III is an independent criticism of Killing Jesus.SPOILER ALERT! This guide discusses many of O'Reilly and Dugard's observations and conclusions. If you are reading or intend to read Killing Jesus, do yourself a favor, close this window, open a second tab, and purchase the book. Also, as a preface, please note that this guide will refer to O'Reilly as the author of Killing Jesus. Clearly, Dugard did most of the actual research and writing. His omission here is not a slight, it simply acknowledges the reality that the book would not have the high profile it now has without O'Reilly's imprimatur. Killing Jesus is currently #2 on the New York Times' combined print and e-book non-fiction list.Also please note this guide is of the original edition of the book, a new "unabridged" version is currently available.Bible citations are to the New Revised Standard Version.
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Killing the Rising Sun

Killing the Rising Sun

Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of ...

Author: Bill O'Reilly

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781627790635

Category: History

Page: 304

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The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, FDR dies in office and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Told in the same page-turning style of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing Reagan, this epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before.
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Killing Lincoln Killing Kennedy Boxed Set

Killing Lincoln Killing Kennedy Boxed Set

Presents two histories dealing with the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln respectively, as well as the aftermaths of those acts and the repercussions they had for the nation.

Author: Bill O'Reilly

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0805099425

Category: History

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The ultimate collection of history that reads like a thriller from mega-bestselling author, Bill O'Reilly Millions of readers have discovered the thrill of history come to life in the instant bestsellers, Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy, from New York Times bestselling author and anchor of The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly. Now you can experience both of the vivid and remarkable accounts of the assassinations that changed America's history in a dual hardcover boxed set. Relive the last days of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy—two presidents living in different eras, yet tied by their duty to their country and the legacies they so abruptly left behind.
Categories: History

Killing Lincoln

Killing Lincoln

Describes the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the hunt to track down John Wilkes Booth and his accomplices.

Author: Bill O'Reilly

Publisher: Large Print Press

ISBN: 1594135541

Category: History

Page: 589

View: 629

Describes the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the hunt to track down John Wilkes Booth and his accomplices.
Categories: History

Killing Patton

Killing Patton

Now from Bill O'Reilly, iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor, comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: Killing Patton.

Author: Bill O'Reilly

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9780805096699

Category: History

Page: 368

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Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O'Reilly, iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor, comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: Killing Patton. General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident--and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.
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The Explorers

The Explorers

The best-selling co-author of Bill O'Reilly's Killing series traces the divisive effort of adventurers Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke to discover the source of the Nile River, analyzing seven character traits shared by ...

Author: Martin Dugard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451677584

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The best-selling co-author of Bill O'Reilly's Killing series traces the divisive effort of adventurers Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke to discover the source of the Nile River, analyzing seven character traits shared by forefront explorers and how their examples can be practically applied to modern problems.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Analysis

Analysis

George S. Patton. Four of the initial "Killing" books went into the documentaries for National Geographic. The documentaries pulled in an average of 3.1 million viewers, giving the books another flow of exposure.

Author: James Zimmerhoff

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1978188366

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Page: 118

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Killing England "Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence," is the first announcement in Mr. O'Reilly's popular history series since Fox fired him. Every fall for the latter seven years, Bill O'Reilly, the retired Fox News host, printed a new title in his blockbuster "Killing" series. And time without fail, the books reach the top of the nonfiction best-seller list. It is a book he wrote with Martin Dugard about the Revolutionary War. The subject only ought to be attractive to his conservative fan base. There are many reasons for these listless preorder sales, including maybe the erosion of Mr. O'Reilly's fan base after reports that he had settled claims by five females who accused him of sexual harassment or verbal abuse. The scandal and the resulting advertising boycotts cost him his job at Fox, divesting him of a platform to promote his books to a nightly audience of almost four million viewers. But Mr. O'Reilly's publishing career isn't over by any stretch. As sales prove and his publisher, Henry Holt, persisted by him after Fox fired him. And big book retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble continue to sell his books. A spokeswoman for Barnes & Noble stated that the chain would present "Killing England" prominently in its buildings and that the company was "treating it like all best-selling books." A representative for Holt said the company had a national media and advertising plan for the title. "We are just as passionate and supportive of Bill O'Reilly's newest book, 'Killing England, ' as we have been about his other best-selling titles we've printed for him." But Mr. O'Reilly's "Killing" books, which he writes with Mr. Dugard, succeeded in large part because they were a piece of his massive media empire. The titles have typically sold more than a million copies in the first few months - a colossal figure for nonfiction. Previous editions in the series, all instant No. 1 New York Times bestsellers, were "Killing Kennedy," "Killing Lincoln," "Killing Jesus," "Killing Reagan," "Killing Patton," and "Killing the Rising Sun." Together, more than 17 million impressions of those titles are in distribution in all formats, including audiobooks, digital books, and young readers' editions. In its first week last year, "Killing the Rising Sun" sold more than a quarter of a million copies, according to a news release from Holt. The book went on to be the best-selling adult book of 2016, selling 1.1 million copies, according to Publishers Weekly. Even though Holt has continued committed to Mr. O'Reilly since the scandal, other partnerships have dissolved. Not long after Fox let Mr. O'Reilly go, National Geographic dropped its planned adaptation of "Killing Patton," that explores the death of Gen. George S. Patton. Four of the initial "Killing" books went into the documentaries for National Geographic. The documentaries pulled in an average of 3.1 million viewers, giving the books another flow of exposure. After the documentary about Patton cancelation, the network announced that it was a creative decision. Other creative partnerships seem to have ended quietly. Last year, Mr. O'Reilly distributed "Give Please a Chance," a children's picture book promoting good manners, together with another best-selling writer, James Patterson. The book, for 2- to 5-year-olds, printed by Mr. Patterson's children's book imprint, Jimmy Patterson. This fall, Mr. Patterson is releasing a sequel. It's still unclear how or if severely Mr. O'Reilly's sales will be affected by the fallout from the harassment disgrace. Transactions for his 2016 best seller, "Killing the Rising Sun," dropped after his firing, but sales of prior books in the series often declined in the spring and summer. A study by NPD BookScan of the first 52 weeks of sales in his "Killing" series noticed the recent drop is consistent with previous years.
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Killing Jesus by Bill O Reilly and Martin Dugard A 15 minute Instaread Summary

Killing Jesus by Bill O Reilly and Martin Dugard   A 15 minute Instaread Summary

A History Instaread Summaries. so o A 15 - MINUTE SUMM ARY 0 F B || || 0 | RE L L S. (ILL ||NG JESUS BY INSTAR EAD SUMMARIES A 15minute Summary of Bill O'Reilly's Killing Jesus By Instaread. Front Cover.

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Category: Religion

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard - A 15-minute Instaread Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: • Overview of the entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book • Key Takeaways of the book • A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary:A Note to Readers O’Reilly explains that he and Martin Dugard wrote this book with one goal in mind, to share the truth about who Jesus was. He emphasizes that it is important to understand the tumultuous times that Jesus lived in if a person hopes to understand who he was and what he stood for. O’Reilly and Dugard hope to shed some new light upon the struggle between dominant Roman leaders and the legendary man called Jesus. Chapter 1 In 5 BC soldiers in Bethlehem, Judea, were ordered by King Herod to find and kill baby Jesus. Herod, age sixty-nine and suffering from many physical ailments, had grown insecure about rumors that a new King of the Jews had been born. To make certain the child would be murdered, Herod ordered the slaughter of every male less than two years old. Nobody questioned his decree because all knew of his thirty-year reign of terror. Even his own soldiers feared Herod’s wrath. Despite two visits to Jerusalem by Jesus and his family in his first month and a half of life, they managed to escape undetected by Herod and his soldiers.
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