Jerry Jenkins: Christian Fiction Enters the Mainstream by Chantelle Bentley

With nearly 20 million in sales and inclusion on the New York Times Bestseller List, Jerry B. Jenkins, co-author with Dr. Tim LaHaye of the Left Behind series, has taken the prophetic story contained within the Book of Revelations to millions of readers around the world and even brought some of those readers to a new faith. “Dr.LaHaye and I have heard from more than 2,000 people in person, via e-mail, snail mail, or phone who say they have become believers in Christ through reading these books,” says Jenkins.

Besides authoring the Left Behind series, Jenkins has had a successful writing career with more than 100 books to his credit—including biographies of Hank Aaron, Orel Hershiser, Nolan Ryan and Brett Butler. Jenkins also assisted Billy Graham with his best selling memoirs Just As I Am. In addition, Jenkins writes on the topics of marriage and family life, and has written numerous fiction titles for both children and adults.

Jenkins also has years of editing experience. He has worked as the sports editor of a daily newspaper, the managing editor of a periodical, executive editor of a magazine, and, finally, as editor of Moody Magazine where he currently serves as writer-in-residence.


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