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The Day Christ Was Born/The Day Christ Died

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Bishop renews our sense of wonder about the "greatest story ever told" as he vividly chronicles the events leading up to the two days that encompass the birth and death of Jesus. This collection of two bestsellers presents the immensely dramatic and ultimately uplifting events as though they were related for the first time.
Hardcover, 530 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Galahad Books (NY) (first published September 1993)
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Oct 14, 2011 William rated it it was amazing
This book was well researched and well written. It took a subject that is often confusing and frustrating and made it truly a story. A story that is understandable and not forgettable. Could this story be more accurate than the short ones we have read in the Bible? Jim Bishop skillfully brought together historical data from archeological digs, literature, and linguistics that may give a well-rounded account of what really happened. The four authors in the Bible have provided our best view of the ...more
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Oct 13, 2013 Jesus Stuff rated it it was amazing
We have read the second installment in this two book series, "The Day Christ Was Born". We couldn't find just that book on Goodreads, so we are suggesting this edition. We enjoyed the second book so much, we can only imagine this compilation will be a magnificent read.

We suggest you read it at any time but especially during the Christmas season. The commercialism of the holiday can rob you of the wonder that surrounded the first Christmas. Read this and get lost in the humanness of it all.
Jun 15, 2010 Jared rated it liked it
The first part is short and contains very interesting perspectives on Jewish customs. A great, quick Christmas-time read.
The second part, while also full of interesting insight on ancient Jewish traditions, is a bit long. And I think the author has taken too many liberties trying to fill in the gaps of the story of Christ's death.
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Jan 02, 2011 Ginni Cook rated it it was amazing
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It's been awhile since I've read these, but this author Jim Bishop has a way of making you feel like you are an eyewitness. I feel I can see/hear/smell everything that is happening as it unfolds. I could not put this down simply because it felt like I was living at that time and place.
Jul 29, 2012 Jan rated it really liked it
First half of the book was hard to stick with, but was soooo worth it when got to last half of the book. So interesting and wouldn't have been as good without reading all of it!
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James Alonzo "Jim" Bishop (November 21, 1907 – July 26, 1987) was an American journalist and author.
Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, he dropped out of school after eighth grade. In 1923, he studied typing, shorthand and bookkeeping, and in 1929 began work as a copy boy at the New York Daily News. In 1930, he got a job as a cub reporter at New York Daily Mirror, where he worked until 1943, when he
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