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Jerry Jenkins's Bio:

In 2001 author Jerry B. Jenkins stunned industry watchers when Publisher’s Weekly announced that the Christian Left Behind title Desecration was the No. 1 bestselling hardcover fiction title for all of 2001.  Jenkins had knocked mainstream author John Grisham out of the position he had occupied since 1994.  In 2004 Time Magazine reported on the phenomenonal success of the Left Behind series with a cover story.  That same year, Entertainment Weekly ranked Jenkins in the top half of its 101 most powerful entertainers.

Today, with over 62 million copies of his books sold, and numerous #1 New York Times bestsellers (many of which have debuted in the top slot) to his name, Jerry Jenkins is one of the world’s most successful authors.   How does he do it?

WRITING FOR THE SOUL:  Instruction and Advice from an Extraordinary Writing Life (Writer’s Digest Books; September 2006) brings Jenkins’ personal insight on life, career, and Christianity to light.

Jenkins' most recent release, The Rising, is currently on the New York Times bestseller list, where sixteen of his titles have previously been.  He's also been on the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestseller lists.  The previous six books in the Left Behind series debuted at #1 on all four lists, and The Rising reached number one on the New York Times and USA Today lists.

Jenkins has been a newspaper reporter, a book and magazine editor and publisher, as well as a biographer of such luminaries as Hank Aaron, Walter Payton, Nolan Ryan and Billy Graham.  The author of more than 155 books for adults and children, Jenkins is the owner of the Christian Writers Guild, which aims to train tomorrow's professional Christian writers and has nearly 2,000 members worldwide, and Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Los Angeles.

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