Jerry B. Jenkins Quotes

26 Jerry B. Jenkins quotes:

"Funny, I don't feel any more powerful today than yesterday."
"I love inventing worlds and characters and settings and scenarios."
"My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction in the form of novels and movies that compete in the marketplace of ideas."
"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."
"Actually SOON has more than the Left Behind series, but I really believe less is more."
"People want to find out what happens to the characters, and want to keep reading, and turning the pages."
"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."
"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."
"As for dialogue, I think it keeps things moving to cut to the chase."
"Fiction has a unique role in conveying Truth. In fact, only fiction that is Truth with a capital T is worthwhile."
"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."
"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 uninitiated have real questions and valid concerns over how the things of God appear to them."
"Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family."
"Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose."
"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."
"Of course, bad marriages are so pervasive that they have invaded the faith community too."
"Writers write. Dreamers talk about it."
"Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes."
"He just kind of talks them through, and then I get the fun part cause I get to make up the stories."

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