About the Author
Jerry B. Jenkins, former vice president for publishing at Moody Bible Institute of Chicago and currently chairman of the board of trustees, is the author of more than 175 books, including the best-selling Left Behind
series. Twenty of his books have reached the Best Sellers List (seven in the number-one spot) Book nine in the Left Behind
series was the best-selling book in the world in 2001. His books have sold nearly 70 million copies. His writing has appeared in dozens of other periodicals. His nonfiction books include as-told-to biographies with Hank Aaron, Bill Gaither, Orel Hershiser, Luis Palau, Joe Gibbs, Walter Payton, and Nolan Ryan among many others. The Hershiser and Ryan books reached the Best Sellers List. Jenkins assisted Dr. Billy Graham with his autobiography, also a best seller. Jerry spent 13 months working with Dr. Graham, which he considers the privilege of a lifetime. Jerry owns Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Los Angeles, which produced the critically acclaimed movie based on his book of the same name. Jerry Jenkins also owns the Christian Writers Guild, which aims to train tomorrow's professional Christian writers. Under Jerry's leadership, the guild has expanded to include college-credit courses, a critique service, literary registration services, and writing contests, as well as an annual conference. As a marriage-and-family author, Jerry has been a frequent guest on Dr. James Dobson's radio program and is a sought-after speaker and humorist. Jerry has been awarded four honorary doctorates. He and his wife, Dianna, have three grown sons and six grandchildren.