Bill O’Reilly, Fox-News commentator and author of two best-selling historical books, Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot and Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever, will release another historical chronicle of an assassination, Killing Jesus: A History, according to Stephen Rubin, president and publisher of Henry Holt and Company.
According to a press release excerpted in the Huffington Post on Thursday, Feb. 21,“Killing Jesus will tell the story of Jesus of Nazareth as a beloved and controversial young revolutionary brutally killed by Roman soldiers. O’Reilly will recount the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable.”
O’Reilly stated “Jesus Christ has not walked among us physically for more than 2,000 years, yet his presence today is felt the world over and his spirit is worshipped by more than 2.2 billion people. His teachings, his legacy, his life as a flesh-and-blood man, and his death created the world in which we live.”
The book will chronicle the political and historical events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth and the impact of his death. O’Reilly commented, "My co-author, Martin Dugard, and I have uncovered some amazing things about the execution of Jesus of Nazareth and how it all tied into Roman power."
"It is inarguable that Jesus was the most influential man to have ever lived," Rubin said in the press release. "I can think of no one better than Bill O'Reilly to write this story in a way that has never been told before."
Co-authored with Martin Dugard, who also co-authored the two previous assassination works, Killing Jesus: A History will be published on Sept. 24.
When Jesus Christ asked this question, “Who do men say that I am?” His disciples offered a number of responses, including Peter’s noteworthy answer, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” In a similar manner Fox News anchor O’Reilly has co-authored a book that examines who Jesus was and how he died. Killing Jesus: A History is sure to generate much discussion, as did O'Reilly's two previous best-selling books.