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'Left Behind' author Jerry B. Jenkins is born – Sept. 23, 1949

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New York Times bestselling author Jerry B. Jenkins. |

This week marks the anniversary of when Jerry B. Jenkins, the coauthor of the bestselling Christian End Times fiction series Left Behind, was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The son of a police chief, Jenkins gained mainstream literary success when he coauthored with Tim LaHaye the 16-book Left Behind series, which was based off the book of Revelation.

“That's the fun of being a novelist is that you really get to be each character as you're writing them,” said Jenkins in an earlier interview with The Christian Post.

“Depending on who the character is, I could be a child, I could be an old woman, I could be somebody my age and my gender, but it's just a matter of imagining.”

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