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Left Behind Author Jerry B. Jenkins to Present Writer's Workshop at Taylor University

By Jim Garringer Published: Aug 20, 2013

Jerry B. Jenkins

Left Behind author Jerry B. Jenkins will present a writer’s workshop for Taylor University students Thursday, August 29.

Jenkins is the author of more than 180 books, including the Left Behind series, which he wrote with author and pastor Tim LeHaye. The series sold more than 63 million copies worldwide.

According to Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, director of Taylor University’s professional writing sequence, Jenkins will conduct the workshop for students in the professional writing major and other interested students in the Recital Hall of the Smith-Hermanson Music Building from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

A longtime friend of Taylor, Jenkins has sponsored scholarships on the Taylor campus for a number of years. "Jerry B. Jenkins has been an outstanding supporter of the Taylor University professional writing program since its inception,” said Hensley. “He has provided scholarship funds and has been a guest speaker on the Taylor campus three times. As the most successful Christian author alive today, he serves as a great role model to young writers.” 

Jenkins’s writing has appeared in Time, Reader’s Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and dozens of Christian periodicals. He also serves as a contributing editor to Writer’s Digest.

Jenkins’s non-fiction books include many as-told-to autobiographies, including those of Hank Aaron, Bill Gaither, Orel Hershiser, Luis Palau, Walter Payton, Meadowlark Lemon, Nolan Ryan, and Mike Singletary. The Hershiser and Ryan books reached the New York Times best-seller list. Jenkins also assisted Dr. Billy Graham with his memoirs, Just As I Am, also a New York Times bestseller.

He is owner of Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Chicago, which produced the critically-acclaimed Hometown Legend, listed as one of the Top 10 family films of 2002 by Good News Communication’s MOVIEGUIDE. Jenkins Entertainment also produced Midnight Clear, winner of the Special Jury Prize for “Best First Feature” at the 2007 Cinequest Film Festival.

Jenkins and his wife Dianna live in Colorado. They are parents of three grown sons and have eight grandchildren.