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35 Jerry Bruce Jenkins Quotes On Success, Goals, Books Etc

Born On: September 23, 1949
Age: 73 Years
Jerry Bruce Jenkins is a famous American biographer and novelist. He is renowned as the co-author with ‘Tim LaHaye’ of the ‘Left Behind’ book series. Jenkins has authored more than 150 books in various genres including non-fiction, mysteries, romantic novels and children’s adventures. Usually his works characterize evangelical Christians as protagonists. In Amazon.com’s ‘10th Anniversary Hall of Fame Author’ that was based on the largest number of books by writers sold at Amazon.com, Jenkins along with Tim LaHaye stood at 9th position in 2005. We have rounded up some inspiring, insightful and enlightening quotes and sayings by Jerry Bruce Jenkins which have been extracted from his writings, novels, thoughts, books, interviews, life and works. Read through the collection of famous quotes and thoughts by Jerry Bruce Jenkins on mother, home, Christian, fear, poetry, end, start, dreams, ideas, movies, books, bible, faith, community, discovery, reading, idea, death, ambitions, story and more.
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Writers write. Dreamers talk about it.

Writers write. Dreamers talk about it.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
When you come to Christ as a real young person, I think when you become a teen-ager either you rebel or you search, doubt, and wonder.

When you come to Christ as a real young person, I think when you become a teen-ager either you rebel or you search, doubt, and wonder.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
When I was a junior camp counselor and it was my job to tell the campers a bedtime story or devotional, I would tell them a rapture story.

When I was a junior camp counselor and it was my job to tell the campers a bedtime story or devotional, I would tell them a rapture story.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
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 his commentaries on those things he's read and written.

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 his commentaries on those things he's read and written.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
There is a comfort zone of knowing where things are going and having characters in place, but the action gets more and more dramatic and is very challenging to describe.

There is a comfort zone of knowing where things are going and having characters in place, but the action gets more and more dramatic and is very challenging to describe.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
The uninitiated have real questions and valid concerns over how the things of God appear to them.

The uninitiated have real questions and valid concerns over how the things of God appear to them.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
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 or her own mind what a character or a place looks like.

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 or her own mind what a character or a place looks like.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
The Christian market has less competition and lower standards.

The Christian market has less competition and lower standards.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
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. Like working without a net.

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. Like working without a net.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
People want to find out what happens to the characters, and want to keep reading, and turning the pages.

People want to find out what happens to the characters, and want to keep reading, and turning the pages.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
People are scared to death and they're looking for something beyond themselves.

People are scared to death and they're looking for something beyond themselves.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
Of course, bad marriages are so pervasive that they have invaded the faith community too.

Of course, bad marriages are so pervasive that they have invaded the faith community too.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction in the form of novels and movies that compete in the marketplace of ideas.

My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction in the form of novels and movies that compete in the marketplace of ideas.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
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 of biblical prophecy understandable and thus believable.

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 of biblical prophecy understandable and thus believable.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
Ironically, in today's marketplace successful nonfiction has to be unbelievable, while successful fiction must be believable.

Ironically, in today's marketplace successful nonfiction has to be unbelievable, while successful fiction must be believable.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
In the prequel we're going to tell about the characters before Left Behind, and the book would end with the rapture instead of start with the rapture like the first one did.

In the prequel we're going to tell about the characters before Left Behind, and the book would end with the rapture instead of start with the rapture like the first one did.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
In my opinion, Jesus is God's attempt to reach man. But while I believe Jesus is the way to God, it makes no sense to hate people who disagree.

In my opinion, Jesus is God's attempt to reach man. But while I believe Jesus is the way to God, it makes no sense to hate people who disagree.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
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 people who don't have it.

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 people who don't have it.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
I was raised in a Christian home and, in fact, my mother led me to Christ as a youngster.

I was raised in a Christian home and, in fact, my mother led me to Christ as a youngster.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
I was raised as a Christian but the transaction has to be made by yourself - you and God - at some point.

I was raised as a Christian but the transaction has to be made by yourself - you and God - at some point.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
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 we known what we were putting off for a year, we might not have put it off.

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 we known what we were putting off for a year, we might not have put it off.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
I love inventing worlds and characters and settings and scenarios.

I love inventing worlds and characters and settings and scenarios.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
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 have done the same.

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 have done the same.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
He just kind of talks them through, and then I get the fun part cause I get to make up the stories.

He just kind of talks them through, and then I get the fun part cause I get to make up the stories.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
Good fiction must be entertaining, but what makes fiction special - and True - is that the realness of a novel allows it to carry a larger message.

Good fiction must be entertaining, but what makes fiction special - and True - is that the realness of a novel allows it to carry a larger message.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose.

Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
Funny, I don't feel any more powerful today than yesterday.

Funny, I don't feel any more powerful today than yesterday.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
Fiction has a unique role in conveying Truth. In fact, only fiction that is Truth with a capital T is worthwhile.

Fiction has a unique role in conveying Truth. In fact, only fiction that is Truth with a capital T is worthwhile.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes.

Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
As for dialogue, I think it keeps things moving to cut to the chase.

As for dialogue, I think it keeps things moving to cut to the chase.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
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 makes me want all the more to tell people about him and all that he offers.

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 makes me want all the more to tell people about him and all that he offers.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
Actually 'Soon' has more than the Left Behind series, but I really believe less is more.

Actually 'Soon' has more than the Left Behind series, but I really believe less is more.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
I don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal.

I don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins
Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family.

Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family.

Jerry Bruce 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 or so books were biographies of sports stars and really opened doors for me in that area.

Jerry Bruce Jenkins