#10 Jerry B. Jenkins

Jerry B. Jenkins’s books have sold more than 70 million copies. Twenty-one of his titles have reached the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. With co-author Tim LaHaye, Jenkins wrote the blockbuster Left Behind series. The first book was named by PBS as “America’s 100 Favorite Novels,” and inspired a movie starring Nicolas Cage.

“I answered a teenage call to full-time Christian work and assumed it would mean I should abandon my writing to pursue training as a pastor or missionary. But a wise counselor told me that “God often equips us before He calls us,” and suggested my writing might be the vehicle I would use to follow my call.”

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Left Behind 25th Anniversary Edition
Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
Tyndale House
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Twenty-five years ago . . .

As the world approached a new millennium, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins released a novel that became a cultural phenomenon. On a Boeing 747 headed to London, passengers instantaneously disappear from their seats, resulting in terror and chaos for those left behind―not only throughout the plane, but also worldwide as the apocalypse begins.

Included in this 25th anniversary edition is an essay by Jerry B. Jenkins, exploring cultural and spiritual changes over the last quarter century through the lens of this groundbreaking work of fiction. Read it for the first time or enjoy it again to be reminded of Left Behind’s incredible impact.

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About The Author

Ted Dekker is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of more than forty novels, with over 10 million copies sold worldwide. He was born in the jungles of Indonesia to missionary parents, and his upbringing as a stranger in a fascinating and sometimes frightening culture fueled his imagination. Dekker's passion is simple--to explore truth through mind-bending stories that invite readers to see the world through a different lens. His fiction has been honored with numerous awards, including two Christy Awards, two Inspy Awards, an RT Reviewers' Choice Award, and an ECPA Gold Medallion. In 2013, NPR readers nationwide put him in the Top 50 Thriller Authors of All Time. Dekker lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Lee Ann.