‘Killing Jesus': Move Over, New Testament – Bill O’Reilly Has a Fresh Take on the Death of Christ

"Killing Jesus: A History" will be published on Sept. 24

Last Updated: February 21, 2013 @ 10:02 AM

It turns out Bill O'Reilly's books about the deaths of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy were just a warm-up to his ultimate tale of martyrdom: the killing of Jesus Christ.

The Fox News host's "Killing Jesus: A History" will be published on Sept. 24, Henry Holt and Co. announced Wednesday.

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O'Reilly will write the book with Martin Dugard, the co-author of his previous releases, "Killing Lincoln" and "Killing Kennedy."

The announcement follows the same pattern as a recent sketch on "Saturday Night Live," which suggested that since he's taken on World War II and slavery, Quentin Tarantino's next historical revenge story would be "DJesus Uncrossed."

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O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln" was made into a National Geographic Channel drama narrated by Tom Hanks. Ridley and Tony Scott produced the project, which premiered on Sunday and averaged 3.4 million total viewers throughout its two-hour debut, providing National Geographic Channel with its largest audience ever.

O'Reilly, best known for his political opinion show, "The O'Reilly Factor," has also written several other best-sellers, including "Pinheads and Patriots" and "A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity."