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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,910 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bart D. Ehrman Narrator: Jason Culp Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN: 9780061867200
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The problems with the Bible that New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman discussed in his bestseller Misquoting Jesus—and on The Daily Show with John Stewart, NPR, and Dateline NBC, among others—are expanded upon exponentially in his latest book: Jesus, Interrupted. This New York Times bestseller reveals how books in the Bible were actually forged by later authors, and that the New Testament itself is riddled with contradictory claims about Jesus—information that scholars know… but the general public does not. If you enjoy the work of Elaine Pagels, Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, and John Shelby Spong, you’ll find much to ponder in Jesus, Interrupted. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “For more than a few folks, Jesus, Interrupted will be a grenade tossed into their tidy living rooms of religious faith.”

    Boston Globe

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Holland | 2/17/2014

    " A great book if you want a better understanding of the most important book in the history of western civilization. Very eye opening and a great read in general. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evelyn Saunders | 2/4/2014

    " This book is good to read if your a church going person. It will challenge all your knowledge about the Bible and who Jesus was. I want to read it again. Although I am a little frightened.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan Blakeman | 1/17/2014

    " Any critical reading of the 'New Testament' will reveal many contradictions between the communities that wrote the Gospels and Acts. Ehrman is accessible to non-scholars and the erudite alike. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 RussBear | 1/15/2014

    " Bart Ehrman is one of the few biblical scholars who tells the truth. If you enjoyed Ehrman's earlier book, Misquoting Jesus, you will enjoy his latest book. This book offers a more broad overview of the entire New Testament. Ehrman's work is always provocative, unsettling and, above all, entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nora | 12/30/2013

    " About half-way in and it's fascinating! Just closed the book - it was really a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 12/25/2013

    " Approach with an open mind. An interesting look at the New Testament. The Bible viewed the history & politics of early Christianity. If you are not open to new interpretations, skip it. If you are willing to question, it's worth reading. Audio book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rich Merritt | 12/23/2013

    " I wish this book had been written, and I could have read it, 20 years ago. It answers so many questions! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faison | 12/14/2013

    " so far, this is a really interesting read. ive grown up in the church and am seeking to learn more about the historical Jesus and how the Bible came to be what it is today. SOme may find it a challenge to their faith, so far i've found it enlightening and haven't decided how it affects my views of faith and "truth." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/14/2013

    " Good read, but I didn't need to be convinced of anything! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Faith Fielder | 11/20/2013

    " I am engrossed in this book. It makes me want to have more understanding of Christianity, not less. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cappy | 10/19/2013

    " This book is a good crash course in the historical-critical method of biblical scholarship for those not specially trained...and a good look in the mirror for the pros. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 10/17/2013

    " Not a whole lot new in this book if you have read his "Introduction to the New Testament" textbook and some of his other books. Still engaging. Oddly, the textbook is a better read since this was kind a snippets from that and came across a bit disjointed for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 10/5/2013

    " Well-written, but not as interesting as I expected. Maybe I should have read it before I took a class on early Christianity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt | 4/27/2013

    " Lots of good information although in parts, speculative. Ehrman challenges the near universal devotional reading of Christian scriptures as opposed to historical-critical reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trae | 3/4/2013

    " I had forgotten just how historically and philosophically Christianity can be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/31/2013

    " A worthy followup to Misquoting Jesus. Another accessible overview of the historical-critical study of the most important book in history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Kaplan | 10/14/2012

    " applies 'Lost in Translation' to the new testament. If you even a small interest in how the original Greek bible was changed this bible scholar writes a very readable explanation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 3/17/2012

    " Although somewhat repetitive, Ehrman gives a good overview of New Testament scholarship and the origins of Christian anti-Judaism for the non-specialist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shane Cooper | 2/14/2012

    " On track with Bart Erhmans other books. It'll expand your view about the bible. Period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 9/27/2011

    " Highly recommend this book. I loved his summation, very closely tallies with my feelings. Some of you might find this book disturbing, as it doesn't gloss over or find excuses for the contradictions that we all know the bible contains. It drops the responsibility of your belief back in your lap. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nora | 5/13/2011

    " About half-way in and it's fascinating! Just closed the book - it was really a great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 5/11/2011

    " This was mildly interesting.
    It suffered greatly for having everything repeated three times (at least).
    The biggest problem was that the author kept reiterating his main ideas.
    I would have liked the book better if the author hadn't restated each idea 3 times before he elaborated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 2/27/2011

    " I never did figure out what the title of this book is supposed to mean, but it doesn't matter. The secondary title is most relevant. Ehrman is a biblical scholar in the "historical-critical" school and he really knows his stuff. Scholarly but quite readable, fascinating, and provocative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan | 2/24/2011

    " First introduction to Ehrman, a very interesting read and very enlightening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shane | 2/24/2011

    " On track with Bart Erhmans other books. It'll expand your view about the bible. Period. "

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About the Author
Author Bart D. Ehrman

Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1988, after four years of teaching at Rutgers University, he came to Chapel Hill, where he has served as both the Director of Graduate Studies and the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies. Among his fields of scholarly expertise are the historical Jesus, the early Christian apocrypha, the apostolic fathers, and the manuscript tradition of the New Testament. He has published extensively in these fields, having written or edited over twenty books, numerous scholarly articles, and dozens of book reviews. Professor Ehrman is married with two children, a daughter and a son, and lives in Durham, North Carolina.

About the Narrator

Jason Culp, winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards, has been acting since the age of ten, and his credits include a variety of television, theater, and film roles. He is best known for his role as Julian Gerome on General Hospital. In addition to audiobooks and voice-over work in national commercials, he has also narrated documentaries for National Geographic and the History Channel.