Jerry B. Jenkins
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Jerry B. Jenkins
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…
The theater of the mind is impossible to compete with, and I like the idea that with a few suggestions, each reader forms in his…
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.…
Left Behind takes what to some people may be unbelievable predictions from the Bible and shows how they might play out. It makes the events…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The uninitiated have real questions and valid concerns over how the things of God appear to them.
People want to find out what happens to the characters, and want to keep reading, and turning the pages.
The Christian market has less competition and lower standards.
People are scared to death and they’re looking for something beyond themselves.
Ironically, in today’s marketplace successful nonfiction has to be unbelievable, while successful fiction must be believable.
I was raised in a Christian home and, in fact, my mother led me to Christ as a youngster.
I was raised as a Christian but the transaction has to be made by yourself – you and God – at some point.
He just kind of talks them through, and then I get the fun part cause I get to make up the stories.
Good fiction must be entertaining, but what makes fiction special – and True – is that the realness of a novel allows it to carry…
Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose.
Fiction has a unique role in conveying Truth. In fact, only fiction that is Truth with a capital T is worthwhile.
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