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Jerry B. Jenkins
September 23, 1949 -
Nationality: American
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: American Novelist

Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes.


I think all fiction should be fair game for the Christian market, except porn, of course.


Tim sends me a fairly ambitious workup in notebook form noting the passages we're going to cover and the chronology of the biblical events, and his commentaries on those things he's read and written.


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.


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.


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.


Actually 'Soon' has more than the Left Behind series, but I really believe less is more.


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.


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.


Ironically, in today's marketplace successful nonfiction has to be unbelievable, while successful fiction must be believable.


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.


The Christian market has less competition and lower standards.


Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose.


Writers write. Dreamers talk about it.


My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction in the form of novels and movies that compete in the marketplace of ideas.


I was raised in a Christian home and, in fact, my mother led me to Christ as a youngster.


Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family.

    Topics: Family

There is a comfort zone of knowing where things are going and having characters in place, but the action gets more and more dramatic and is very challenging to describe.


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.


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.


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