Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
Recommended by Jose Robles
Assistant Branch Manager, Imperial Beach Branch
This book isn’t for the Christians or the non-Christians alike; it’s a historical (non-religious) narrative aimed to better appreciate and understand what is presented in the gospels of the New Testament. TV journalist Bill O’Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard did a wonderful job presenting a well-researched book full of historical facts and perhaps one of the easiest books to read about the life and death of Jesus Christ. The historical background of the Roman Empire and its leaders like Julius Caesar really helped put the politics and motivation of Jesus’ execution into perspective. The suspenseful reading allows the reader to step back and experience it as if you were in Rome yourself! I warn you, if you’re already familiar with the Bible, you may find this book somewhat dull and uninteresting. I hope Bill continues his trilogy.