Bill O'Reilly Signs Deal For New Book Killing Jesus
By Jessica Rawden 2013-02-21 00:02:06
Bill O’Reilly has decided to try his hand at writing another book and, as usual, he plans to cover an assassination. This time around, the man will head pretty far back into history to cover the death of Jesus of Nazareth. Like O’Reilly’s other two titles, the book will stick with a similar format and will be called Killing Jesus.
The talking head has co-authored two books with Martin Dugard about the assassinations of two of the United States’ most famous presidents, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. Both histories have done well with audiences, selling multiple millions of copies, and have even been turned into television productions for National Geographic (Killing Lincoln has already aired, and has done quite well at the network). Both titles were so successful it’s no wonder the two men would want to co-author a new book together. With only a couple of other assassinated presidents left to write on, and less exciting ones at that, it was probably time to take the new book in a new direction.
According to THR the book is set to hit the market this fall, which is still a ways away. Even so, the title sounds intriguing. O’Reilly recently wrote in a statement about the hold Jesus still has on factions of modern-day society and why he feels covering the political aspects of the death of Jesus is so important.
“"His teachings, his legacy, his life as a flesh-and-blood man and his death created the world in which we live.”
Killing Jesus will be published by Henry Holt and co. on September 24.