“Jenkins is a consummate novelist; his plotting is nicely sneaky, his dialogue crackling.” – Publishers Weekly
By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Service
NASHVILLE, TN (ANS – June 4, 2016) — Jerry B. Jenkins must be the most prolific Christian author in America today with a wide-array of works, including biographies and novels.
His books have sold more than 70 million copies, including the phenomenal Left Behind series (with Dr. Tim LaHaye), minting him as one of the best-selling novelists of all time.
In his latest novel, The Valley of the Dry Bones (Worthy Publishing, May 31, 2016, ISBN 9781617950087), 66-year-old Jenkins, tells yet another thrilling tale of intrigue.
Believe it or not, this is Jerry’s 189th book (and his 131st novel,) and in this one, his futuristic portrayal of a dystopian California is set 17 years into the present drought, earthquakes and wildfires having left the state desolate.
In a fast-moving plot, the President of the United States declares the state “uninhabitable” and orders California’s 39 million citizens to “relocate.” While from the air, the state appears to be abandoned, fewer than 1% of the population refuse to leave – staying at their own risk.
“I had great fun with this one,” Jenkins says. “Much like Left Behind, it’s an ensemble piece, headed by a strong but unlikely leader who rises to meet a challenge he could never have foreseen.”
In this inventive page-turner, a clash of cultures, ethnicities, religions, and politics triggers violence, pitting friend against friend with the future of the country at stake. Steeped in bravado, bloodshed, and deep devotion, this can’t-put-it-down thriller leaves readers wanting more.
Jenkins says the idea for this novel came from his desire to examine how an “Everyman” would respond to God speaking audibly to him in this day and age, the way He did to the patriarchs of old. “I was fascinated with how the story played out and believe my readers will be too.”
About the author:
Jerry B. Jenkins’ books have sold more than 70 million copies. Twenty-one of his titles have reached the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and the Wall Street Journal best-seller lists. The phenomenally best-selling Left Behind series inspired a movie starring Nicolas Cage. Jenkins has been featured on the cover of Newsweek and his writing has appeared in Time, Reader’s Digest, Guideposts, and dozens of other periodicals. He and his wife, Dianna, have three grown sons and live in Colorado. He owns the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild (www.JerryJenkins.com).
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Photo captions: 1) Book cover. 2) Left Behind authors, Dr. Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. 3) Jerry takes a short break from his writing at his Colorado home. (Credit: http://positivewriter.com).4) Jerry B. Jenkins and Dan Wooding, holding copies of two of their latest books.
Note: I have just interviewed Jerry about his latest book and his amazing career, for my weekly “Front Page Radio” show which will be aired at 2:00 PM (Pacific Time) on Sunday, June 12th, on the KWVE Radio Network (www.kwve.com). However, you can listen to it right now at: http://oldassistnews.net/frontpageradiofiles/JerryBJenkinsFPR20160612Mono.mp3.
About the writer: Dan Wooding, 75, is an award-winning winning author, broadcaster and journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, and is now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for nearly 53 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren, who all live in the UK. Dan is the founder and international director of the ASSIST News Service (ANS), and the author or co-author of some 45 books, the latest is Mary My Story from Bethlehem to Calvary (http://marythebook.com). Dan has a weekly radio show and two TV programs all based in Southern California. Before moving to the US, Dan was a senior reporter with two of the UK’s largest circulation newspapers and also an interviewer for BBC Radio One in London.
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