After reading Killing Reagan and the Killing of the Rising Sun I was very curious as to how this "ancient" history , as opposed to 20th century history, would be handled. I learned more about the depraved society of Rome than anything else. The details about Jesus' life and death in this book were not new to me, thus making the book more academic than I had hoped. It's OK, it will not halt a bit my continued faith in what Jesus taught, lived and died for, my salvation. Enjoy.