Killing Jesus – The True Story of the Crucifixion of Jesus
Stephen Mansfield, the author of #1 NY Times bestselling book, The Faith of George W. Bush, and Dave Garrison, host of The Faith & Liberty Talk Show, discuss Dr. Mansfield’s latest book, Killing Jesus. Dr. Mansfield explains the events leading up to and including the crucifixion of Jesus. Dave and Dr. Mansfield also discuss how Jesus was at war with a religious and political system that was in direct opposition to the Bible. Additionally, Dave and Stephen discuss the how the Roman government and the religious governments of that day and analogies to present government.
“If Jesus is our example, we will be both loving and tender and caring more than we are and we will be fiery and passionate for truth and righteousness than we are.”
“This is a man who is at war with a religious system that is contrary to the will of God.”
“We are not willing to confront the false systems, the anti-Christ systems…the corrupt systems of our age… If there is corruption on Wall Street we should speak to it. If there is corruption in our government, we should speak to it.”
“…there can be great power in the hands of those who are good. But, yes, as a rule in human history, the more powerful and intrusive a government and more control a government tends to have over a people, the more evil it becomes. That is true today and that was true then [during the time of Christ.]”
“…whenever you have a government that is going astray that’s intrusive in the lives of the people that’s encouraging evil even encouraging bloodshed that you have a parallel to the Roman Empire.”
“I love my country, but yes there are Roman Empire elements of the current American government…; we see abortion being encouraged; we see many things the scripture describe as immoral being encouraged; we see domination and control, oppressive taxation—all that kind of thing. Anytime any government anywhere in the world veers in that direction… its most notable parallel is the Roman Empire.”
Stephen Mansfield Website: http://mansfieldgroup.com
Killing Jesus by Stephen Mansfield: http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Jesus-Stephen-Mansfield/dp/1617951870/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1369183525&sr=8-2&keywords=killing+jesus
Lincoln's Battle with God: A President's Struggle with Faith and What It Meant for America by Stephen Mansfield: http://www.amazon.com/Lincolns-Battle-God-Presidents-Struggle/dp/1595553096/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369183641&sr=1-1&keywords=lincoln%27s+battle+with+god
Stephen Mansfield is a New York Times bestselling author and a popular speaker who is becoming one of this generation’s most respected voices on religion and modern culture. He is also an advisor to leaders around the world, an activist in a variety of social causes and a regular commentator on the FOX and CNN news networks.
Stephen grew up largely in Europe due to his father’s career as an officer in the United States Army. After a youth filled with sports, travel, and mischief, he was recruited to play college football but turned down the opportunity when a Christian conversion moved him to attend a leading Christian college.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy and then moved to Texas where he pastored a church, completed two Master’s degrees, hosted a radio show and began acquiring a reputation as a popular speaker of both depth and humor. He moved to Tennessee in 1991 where he again pastored a church, did relief work among the Kurds in Northern Iraq, served as a political consultant, and completed a doctorate.
It was during this time that he also launched the writing career for which he has become internationally known. His first book on Winston Churchill was a Gold Medallion Award Finalist. He also wrote widely-acclaimed biographies of Booker T. Washington and George Whitefield as well as a number of other books on history and leadership. In 1997, the Governor of Tennessee commissioned Mansfield to write the official history of religion in Tennessee for that state’s bicentennial.
In 2002, Stephen left the pastorate after twenty fruitful years to write and lecture full-time. Not long afterward, he wrote The Faith of George W. Bush, which spent many weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and won numerous national awards. The book also became a source for Oliver Stone’s acclaimed film, W, which chronicled Bush’s rise to the presidency.
This international bestseller led to a string of influential books over the following years. Stephen wrote The Faith of the American Soldier after being embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq. He also wrote about the new Pope in Benedict XVI: His Life and Mission. His book The Faith of Barack Obama was another international bestseller and was often a topic in major media during the presidential campaign of 2008. To answer the crumbling values of portions of American corporate culture, he wrote The Search for God and Guinness and soon found himself speaking to corporate gatherings around the world.
Stephen continues to write books about faith and culture—recently on figures as varied as Oprah Winfrey and Abraham Lincoln—but beyond his writing career he has founded The Mansfield Group, a successful consulting and communications firm, as well as Chartwell Literary Group, a firm that creates and manages literary projects. Together with his wife, Beverly, Mansfield has also created The Global Leadership Development Fund, a foundation that sponsors leadership training and networking around the world.
In recent years, Stephen’s popularity as a speaker has nearly eclipsed his reputation as a bestselling author. He is often to be found addressing a university gathering, a corporate retreat or a fundraising banquet and stirring his audiences with the humor and cultural analysis that have become his trademark.
Mansfield lives both in Nashville and Washington DC with his beloved wife, Beverly, who is an award-winning songwriter and producer.