Arnold H. Glasgow
Bryant H. McGill
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
Jerry B. Jenkins
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
SummaryJerry B. Jenkins (born as Jerry Bruce Jenkins in Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.) is a famous Novelist from USA, he is 67 years old and still alive, born September 23, 1949.
BiographyJerry Bruce Jenkins is an American author of primarily Christian literature. Jenkins is writer at Moody Bible Institute, and has written (and been editor) for Moody Magazine.
His writing began as a sports writer in youth. Later he worked with several sports stars, but also the preacher Billy Graham, in their autobiographies. In the first half of the 1990s he was commissioned to write the novel Handed left (Left Behind), from an idea by Tim LaHaye. The book was published in 1995 and became a huge success and was followed by a dozen sequels. He has also written, among other children's books. He was also an outlet for his interest in sports as the author of series Gil Thorp trip between 1996 and 2004.
He founded the film company Jenkins Entertainment, which produced the film Hometown Legend, which Jenkins then wrote a novel based on the film. His son, Dallas Jenkins is a film producer and director. Jenkins and his wife Dianna live in Colorado and has two sons.
He also owns the Christian Writers Guild, which works to promote Christian literature.
Jenkins was interviewed in an episode of Penn & Teller's TV show Bullshit!, Who criticized the apocalyptic teachings, where the Left Behind was mentioned as an example.
Zodiac etc.He is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by Jerry.
Related authors: Tim LaHaye, Billy Graham
Source / external links:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_B._Jenkins
Famous quotes by Jerry B. Jenkins (33)
"I fear it's because religion is man's attempt to reach God, and when he feels he has succeeded, he cannot abide anyone else's claim to have done the same"
"Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes"
"While writing my first 90 books, I was magazine editor, publisher, book publisher, executive, etc., so I was established in publishing. three of my seven or so books were biographies of sports stars and really opened doors for me in that area"
"SOON was the first novel where I used a rough outline. Usually I have characters and an idea and write as a process of discovery. Like working without a net"
"I was raised in a Christian home and, in fact, my mother led me to Christ as a youngster"
"The uninitiated have real questions and valid concerns over how the things of God appear to them"
"People want to find out what happens to the characters, and want to keep reading, and turning the pages"
"I think all fiction should be fair game for the Christian market, except porn, of course"
"Actually 'Soon' has more than the Left Behind series, but I really believe less is more"
"Left Behind takes what to some people may be unbelievable predictions from the Bible and shows how they might play out. It makes the events of biblical prophecy understandable and thus believable"
"I've written enough books with real celebrities, such as Walter Payton and Hank Aaron and Billy Graham, to know that fame looks good only to people who don't have it"
"I was raised as a Christian but the transaction has to be made by yourself - you and God - at some point"
"As for dialogue, I think it keeps things moving to cut to the chase"
"My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction in the form of novels and movies that compete in the marketplace of ideas"
"In the prequel we're going to tell about the characters before Left Behind, and the book would end with the rapture instead of start with the rapture like the first one did"
"I put off writing the first Left Behind book for a year because I got invited to assist Billy Graham in his memoirs, and had we known what we were putting off for a year, we might not have put it off"
"Fiction has a unique role in conveying Truth. In fact, only fiction that is Truth with a capital T is worthwhile"
"Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family"
"When you come to Christ as a real young person, I think when you become a teen-ager either you rebel or you search, doubt, and wonder"
"Of course, bad marriages are so pervasive that they have invaded the faith community too"
"It's made me more expectant of the imminent return of Jesus, and also more sensitive to the people around me. Knowing Jesus will return soon makes me want all the more to tell people about him and all that he offers"
"In my opinion, Jesus is God's attempt to reach man. But while I believe Jesus is the way to God, it makes no sense to hate people who disagree"
"He just kind of talks them through, and then I get the fun part cause I get to make up the stories"
"Good fiction must be entertaining, but what makes fiction special - and True - is that the realness of a novel allows it to carry a larger message"
"When I was a junior camp counselor and it was my job to tell the campers a bedtime story or devotional, I would tell them a rapture story"
"The theater of the mind is impossible to compete with, and I like the idea that with a few suggestions, each reader forms in his or her own mind what a character or a place looks like"
"People are scared to death and they're looking for something beyond themselves"
"Ironically, in today's marketplace successful nonfiction has to be unbelievable, while successful fiction must be believable"
"Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose"