Bill O’Reilly to write book on ‘Killing Jesus’

By Daniel S Levine,

Bill O’Reilly has enjoyed plenty of success writing about the assassinations of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. Now, he’s expanding his scope to religious figures, starting with Jesus Christ. The Fox News pundit has signed on to write Killing Jesus: A History.

Henry Holt and Co. announced the project late Wednesday, confirming that the book will be published on Sept. 24, reports The Associated Press. He will write the book with Martin Dugard, his collaborator on Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever and Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot.

“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,” O’Reilly said in a statement, notes The Hollywood Reporter. “His teachings, his legacy, his life as a flesh-and-blood man and his death created the world in which we live.”

Killing Lincoln, which was released in 2011, has over 3.2 million copies in print. Killing Kennedy, released last year, has 2.4 million copies in print.

Killing Lincoln was also the basis for a National Geographic Channel special, which aired on Sunday. On Monday, the network announced that the special drew a record 3.4 million viewers, according to Deadline.

O’Reilly’s previous books include Pinheads and Patriots and A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity.

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