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Killing Jesus: Bill O’Reilly’s Next Book Project

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

After writing two best-selling books on the assignation of political figures, Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy, political pundit Bill O’Reilly has announced his next project centers around the execution of Jesus Christ.

He announced the September 24th release of Killing Jesus: A History Wednesday night on his Fox News show The O’Reilly Factor as his “Factor Tip of the Day.” The book is another collaboration between O’Reilly and the same co-author as his last two books Martin Dugard. While O’Reilly offered little detail, he did say they “uncovered some interesting things about the execution of Jesus of Nazareth and how it all ties into Roman power.” As he showed the cross pictured on the cover of the book, he added, “That’s the original cross where Jesus was crucified.”

A press release from his publisher Henry Holt and Co. says the book is an attempt to “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, and the changes his life brought upon the world for the centuries to follow.”

O’Reilly has called his approach to writing non-fiction as “history that’s fun to read…No pinheaded stuff, just roar it through!” Henry Holt and Co. reported his 2011 book Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever sold nearly 1 million copies. It ranked at the top of the New York Times Best Selling Nonfiction for 73 weeks. Adapted for television and narrated by Tom Hanks the Killing Lincoln docudrama aired on the National Geographic Channel in 2013. His 2012 book Killing Kennedy was number 1 on the Times list when it was first published, and it has been on that list for 20 weeks. His other bestsellers include Pinheads and Patriots (2010) and A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity (2008).

Source: USA Today