Jerry B. Jenkins Biography

Jerry B. Jenkins, Novelist
Born asJerry Bruce Jenkins
Known asJerry Jenkins
Occup.Novelist
FromUSA
SpouseDianne Jenkins
BornSeptember 23, 1949
Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.
Age74 years
Jerry B. Jenkins, born on September 23, 1949, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is a prolific American novelist and biographer. He is best understood for his duty as the co-author of the widely popular "Left Behind" series, a set of sixteen books dealing with the armageddon and the occasions that follow it. Recognized for his interesting storytelling and also distinct personalities, Jenkins has written more than 190 publications, which have offered over 70 million duplicates worldwide.

Jenkins's very early life was noted by a deep love for analysis as well as writing. In an interview, he as soon as asserted that as a kid, he requested for presents of note pads, pens, as well as ink throughout Christmas. This long-lasting passion for storytelling would eventually lead him to refine his skills as an author throughout his university years.

After researching at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Jenkins obtained his very first expert break as a sporting activities author for the Pioneer News Service in Michigan. He was hardly out of high school when he started working with the newspaper. Throughout his job, Jenkins carried on to write for numerous publications, including the prestigious Chicago Tribune. He worked as an editor, writer, and reporter for the Tribune, covering a wide variety of topics, from sporting activities to faith.

In 1974, Jenkins wed Dianna White, and also together they have 3 children, Dallas, Michael, as well as Daniel. Michael eventually adhered to in his father footsteps and also ended up being an effective novelist, while Dallas ended up being a movie producer.

Jerry B. Jenkins's very first book, "Margo", was published in 1984-- a thrilling story of a girl who becomes a witness to a criminal offense employer's assassination, which developed him as an encouraging author. However, it was the chance to work together with Tim LaHaye that catapulted Jenkins to worldwide popularity.

In the very early 1990s, Jenkins was approached by Tim F. LaHaye, a Christian minister, and writer. LaHaye had conceived the concept of a fictional collection based on scriptural prediction and also apocalyptic occasions. Jenkins agreed to compose the novels, and they co-created the enormous "Left Behind" series. The initial book was published in 1995, sampling literary and industrial success in a snap. It dominated best-seller checklists for many years as well as was consequently adapted into films, graphic novels, and also computer games. The remarkable success of the collection brought both Jenkins and LaHaye global recognition, as well as they came to be celebrated numbers in the world of Christian fiction.

Aside from his success as a writer, Jenkins is a dedicated advisor to aiming writers. He developed the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild, a membership-based online platform where he proactively guides and coaches budding authors wanting to excel in their craft. Jenkins also co-founded the Christian Writers Guild, which supplies courses and also mentorships to brand-new writers, and also has actually been a complement professor of creating at numerous organizations, consisting of Taylor University in Indiana.

As a committed Christian, Jenkins' belief plays a considerable function in his writings. His memoir, "Writing for the Soul", which was published in 2006, details the deep connection between his writing and spirituality. With his tremendous contribution to Christian literature, Jerry B. Jenkins continues to be a popular author as well as a source of ideas for many.

Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by Jerry.

Related authors: Tim LaHaye (Clergyman), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete)

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33 Famous quotes by Jerry B. Jenkins

Small: I was raised as a Christian but the transaction has to be made by yourself - you and God - at some poin
"I was raised as a Christian but the transaction has to be made by yourself - you and God - at some point"
Small: Ironically, in todays marketplace successful nonfiction has to be unbelievable, while successful fictio
"Ironically, in today's marketplace successful nonfiction has to be unbelievable, while successful fiction must be believable"
Small: I dont see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal
"I don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal"
Small: Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes
"Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes"
Small: While writing my first 90 books, I was magazine editor, publisher, book publisher, executive, etc., so
"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"
Small: The Christian market has less competition and lower standards
"The Christian market has less competition and lower standards"
Small: Ive written enough books with real celebrities, such as Walter Payton and Hank Aaron and Billy Graham,
"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"
Small: Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose
"Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose"
Small: SOON was the first novel where I used a rough outline. Usually I have characters and an idea and write
"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"
Small: I was raised in a Christian home and, in fact, my mother led me to Christ as a youngster
"I was raised in a Christian home and, in fact, my mother led me to Christ as a youngster"
Small: The uninitiated have real questions and valid concerns over how the things of God appear to them
"The uninitiated have real questions and valid concerns over how the things of God appear to them"
Small: People want to find out what happens to the characters, and want to keep reading, and turning the pages
"People want to find out what happens to the characters, and want to keep reading, and turning the pages"
Small: I think all fiction should be fair game for the Christian market, except porn, of course
"I think all fiction should be fair game for the Christian market, except porn, of course"
Small: Actually Soon has more than the Left Behind series, but I really believe less is more
"Actually 'Soon' has more than the Left Behind series, but I really believe less is more"
Small: Left Behind takes what to some people may be unbelievable predictions from the Bible and shows how they
"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"
Small: I fear its because religion is mans attempt to reach God, and when he feels he has succeeded, he cannot
"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"
Small: Funny, I dont feel any more powerful today than yesterday
"Funny, I don't feel any more powerful today than yesterday"
Small: As for dialogue, I think it keeps things moving to cut to the chase
"As for dialogue, I think it keeps things moving to cut to the chase"
Small: My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction in the form of novels and movies that compete
"My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction in the form of novels and movies that compete in the marketplace of ideas"
Small: In the prequel were going to tell about the characters before Left Behind, and the book would end with
"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"
Small: I put off writing the first Left Behind book for a year because I got invited to assist Billy Graham in
"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"
Small: Fiction has a unique role in conveying Truth. In fact, only fiction that is Truth with a capital T is w
"Fiction has a unique role in conveying Truth. In fact, only fiction that is Truth with a capital T is worthwhile"
Small: Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family
"Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family"
Small: When you come to Christ as a real young person, I think when you become a teen-ager either you rebel or
"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"
Small: Of course, bad marriages are so pervasive that they have invaded the faith community too
"Of course, bad marriages are so pervasive that they have invaded the faith community too"
Small: Its made me more expectant of the imminent return of Jesus, and also more sensitive to the people aroun
"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"
Small: In my opinion, Jesus is Gods attempt to reach man. But while I believe Jesus is the way to God, it make
"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"
Small: He just kind of talks them through, and then I get the fun part cause I get to make up the stories
"He just kind of talks them through, and then I get the fun part cause I get to make up the stories"
Small: Good fiction must be entertaining, but what makes fiction special - and True - is that the realness of
"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"
Small: I love inventing worlds and characters and settings and scenarios
"I love inventing worlds and characters and settings and scenarios"
Small: When I was a junior camp counselor and it was my job to tell the campers a bedtime story or devotional,
"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"
Small: The theater of the mind is impossible to compete with, and I like the idea that with a few suggestions,
"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"
Small: People are scared to death and theyre looking for something beyond themselves
"People are scared to death and they're looking for something beyond themselves"