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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jerry Bruce Jenkins  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Inspirational

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1949 in Kalamazoo, Michigan


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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''.


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) '''Contact Information ''' Jerry B. Jenkins P.O. Box 88288 Black Forest, CO 80908

Selected Titles At Your Library

Déchiré :
ISBN: 9782847001761. OCLC Number: 762778612

Éd. Vida,. .

Riven :
ISBN: 141430904X. OCLC Number: 213310556

Tyndale House,. .

Brady Wayne Darby and Thomas Carey could hardly have been more disparate individuals. Yet when Darby, a no-account loser raised in a dingy suburban trailer park, encounters Carey, a weary man of God, an entire state--indeed, a nation--is affected.

Seclusion Point /
ISBN: 1595544011. OCLC Number: 166387488

Thomas Nelson,. .

After leaving the relative safety and friendship he found in Demon's Bluff, Patch ends up in Boxcar Flats, Kansas, where he is immediately at odds with the community church leaders and is placed under house arrest for asking questions they don't think he should ask.

The author's blood /
ISBN: 1414301596. OCLC Number: 166873380

Tyndale House Publishers,. .

Owen Reeder, the Wormling, faces a final battle with the Dragon, strengthened by his reading of The Book of the King and the knowledge that his friends and his very weakness can see him through his greatest challenge.

The minions of time /
ISBN: 1414301588. OCLC Number: 166255017

Tyndale House,. .

Having discovered that he is the King's Son, Owen contemplates his future with trepidation as he must fulfill his destiny to lead the battle with the Dragon, unite the worlds of the Highlands and the Lowlands, and marry a princess.