Jerry Jenkins, Co-author of the Left Behind Series, on How Learning to Tell Good Stories Improves Sermons

Jerry Jenkins has been a professional writer for over 50 years. He’s written more than 185 books across several genres and his writing has also appeared in magazines like TIME, Reader’s Digest, Parade, and many others.

Big Questions:

A lot of people don’t realize that Left behind was your 125th book. How did your early writing career prepare you to write Left Behind?

Is there anything you would change about the Left Behind series?

What are some writing tricks pastors can use to improve their storytelling?

Do you have a writing routine? Rhythms you do the same way every time?

How do busy leaders make time for writing?

Who are some of your favorite authors to read?

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Andrew Hess
Andrew Hess is the director of content at the White Horse Inn and editor of corechristianity.com. He formerly served as the editor of churchleaders.com. His writing has been featured on The Gospel Coalition and Focus on the Family. He lives in San Diego with his wife Jen and they recently welcomed their first child. Connect with Andrew on Twitter @AndrewWHess.