Tuesday, December 31, 2013
In addition to family and food, my Thanksgiving holiday included reading “Killing Jesus” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. While this might fit more with the Easter season, it is an excellent read. I deeply appreciate how the authors have given presentation of what the world was like in Jesus’ time, as well as a concise telling of Jesus’ life. This book stays with the style of their previous books, “Killing Lincoln” and “Killing Kennedy”, by seeking facts and motives. Both authors are Catholic, and I felt their faith was evident in the treatment of the material. A warning that this book contains difficult details of life at that time. With that noted, I highly recommend this book as helpful in our faith journey.