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Jerry B. Jenkins

Author of  Silenced

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Jerry B. Jenkins's Bio:
Jerry B. Jenkins, former Vice President for Publishing and currently Writer-at-Large for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, is the author of more than 150 books, including the best-selling Left Behind series.

His latest Tyndale House book, SOON, also a New York Times best seller, is available in stores everywhere. The next book in the SOON trilogy will be Silenced. It is due out in the summer of 2004.

Also the former editor of Moody Magazine, his writing has appeared in Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and dozens of Christian periodicals.

His non-fiction books include as-told-to biographies with Hank Aaron, Brett Butler, Bill Gaither, Orel Hershiser, Luis Palau, Walter Payton, Nolan Ryan, and Sammy Tippit among many others. The Hershiser and Ryan books reached the New York Times best seller list. The 2002 Baker book, Behind the Stories, tells more about Jerry Jenkins himself in the chapter, The Test of Success.

Jerry Jenkins helped Dr. Billy Graham with his memoirs, Just As I Am, also a New York Times best seller. Beginning in 1993, Jerry spent 13 months assisting Dr. Graham with his autobiography. Jerry considers the time he spent with Dr. Graham the privilege of a lifetime.

Jerry owns Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Los Angeles, which produced the critically-acclaimed movie Hometown Legend, based on his book of the same name. Hometown Legend was listed as one of the Top 10 family films of 2002 by Good News Communications' MOVIEGUIDE.

Jerry Jenkins also owns the Christian Writers Guild, which aims to train tomorrows professional Christian writers. The centerpiece of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild is a brand-new correspondence course tailored to fit the busiest lifestyle. Under Jerry's leadership, the Guild is steadily expanding its services to include a writers advocacy center, college credit courses, a critique service, literary registration services, and writing contests.

As a marriage and family author and speaker, Jenkins has been a frequent guest on Dr. James Dobson's Focus On the Family radio program. Jerry Jenkins wrote the nationally syndicated sports story comic strip, Gil Thorp, from 1996-2004.

Jerry and his wife Dianna have three grown sons and two grandchildren.