Jerry Bruce Jenkins

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General Information

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Name: Jerry Bruce Jenkins

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction, Inspirational

Born: 1949 in Kalamazoo, Michigan



Photo Credit: Jim Whitmer

Illinois Connection

Jerry Jenkins attended colleges in Chicago Illinois. He worked at WMBI-FM Radio in Chicago from 1967-1968. He then worked for the Des Plaines Publishing company in Des Plaines, Illinois. He lived in Zion, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jenkins is a novelist and biographer. He is the former vice president for publishing and now chairman of the board of trustees for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.

He is best known as co-author of the Left Behind series of books with Tim LaHaye. Jenkins has written over 180 books, including romance novels, mysteries, and children's adventures, as well as non-fiction. His works usually feature evangelical Christians as protagonists.

Sixteen of his books have reached the New York Times bestseller list. His writings have appeared in many periodicals, including Reader's Digest, Parade, and Guideposts. His children and young adult book series include both mystery and sports-themed books. From 1996 to 2004, Jenkins was writer of the sports-oriented comic strip Gil Thorp. He has written "as-told-to" biographies of Hank Aaron, Brett Butler, Bill Gaither, Orel Hershiser, Luis Palau, Walter Payton, Nolan Ryan, Sammy Tippit, George Sweeting, and others. Over a period of 13 months, he assisted Dr. Billy Graham with his 1997 autobiography, Just As I Am.

Published Works

Please Visit Jerry Bruce Jenkins' Website for a Listing of Over 180 Published Books!

  • The Minions of Time, Tyndale House Publishers, 2008
  • The Author's Blood, Tyndale House Publishers, 2008
  • Seculusion Point, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2008
  • Riven, Tyndale House Publishers, 2008

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library


ISBN: 141430904X
Release Date: 2008-07-22

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Seclusion Point (Renegade Spirit Series #3)

ISBN: 1595544011
Release Date: 2008-02-05

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The Minions of Time (The Wormling)

ISBN: 1414301588
Release Date: 2008-02-01

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact Information:

Jerry B. Jenkins

P.O. Box 88288

Black Forest, CO 80908

External Links

Jerry Bruce Jenkins on WorldCat

Jerry Bruce Jenkins on Amazon


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