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Author: Thomas Cahill Narrator: Brian F. O'Byrne Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Hinges of History Series Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553750416
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From the bestselling author of How the Irish Saved Civilization and The Gifts of the Jews, his most compelling historical narrative yet. How did an obscure rabbi from a backwater of the Roman Empire come to be the central figure in Western Civilization? Did his influence in fact change the world? These are the questions Thomas Cahill addresses in his subtle and engaging investigation into the life and times of Jesus. Cahill shows us Jesus from his birth to his execution through the eyes of those who knew him and in the context of his time—a time when the Jews were struggling to maintain their beliefs under overlords who imposed their worldview on their subjects. Here is Jesus the loving friend, itinerate preacher, and quiet revolutionary, whose words and actions inspired his followers to journey throughout the Roman world and speak the truth he instilled—in the face of the greatest defeat: Jesus' crucifixion as a common criminal. Daring, provocative, and stunningly original, Cahill's interpretation will both delight and surprise. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 12/7/2017

    " Cahill's Desire of the Everlasting Hills is a treat for the mind and the ears. Brian F. O'Bryne captures the tone and enthusiasm of the author. The audiobook is a great introduction or review of the history surrounding the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Cahill asks and answers the question if the life of Jesus has made any difference to human history. This book will be an enjoyable listen to anyone interested in history or faith. "

About the Author

Thomas Cahill, former director of religious publishing at Doubleday, is the bestselling author of the Hinges of History series. His appealing approach to distant history has won the attention of millions of readers in North America and beyond. He and his wife, Susan, also a writer, divide their time between New York and Rome.

About the Narrator

Brian F. O’Byrne is a narrator and award-winning actor who trained at the Samuel Beckett Center and Trinity College in Dublin. After several Tony Award nominations for best actor, he won the 2004 Tony Award as Best Actor in a Featured Role—Play for his performance as Ralph in Frozen. He won the 2004-2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor for his role in John Patrick Shanley's Doubt. Before he made his name on Broadway, he performed in plays for a theater company he formed with writer Tony Kavanagh. Born in Ireland, he has lived in New York for nearly 20 years and is a devoted follower of the New York Mets.