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Friday Five Interview: Jerry Jenkins

Our family is taking some needed time off for a couple of weeks. So between June 24th – July 8th, I’m reposting some classic Friday Five interviews. This interview with my friend, Jerry Jenksin originally posted on June 4th, 2010:

Does Jerry Jenkins really need an introduction? Jerry is one of the most successful, celebrated Christian writers of all time. He is the author of over 175 books, including the 70 million selling Left Behind series. He is the former editor of Moody Magazine and is now the Chairman of the Board of Moody Bible Institute. He has been interviewed on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and other news outlets. Along with Dr. Tim LaHaye, he was featured on the cover of Newsweek. He is the owner of Jenkins Entertainment, which produces Hollywood-quality movies with a Christian worldview. His latest project is a new series with Dr. LaHaye, [amazon ASIN=”0399156216″]The Jesus Chronicles[/amazon], which explore life during the time of Christ.

From a personal perspective, I’ve always admired Jerry Jenkins. Back before he reached Left Behind fame, I was reading Dallas O’Neil and the Baker Street Sports Club and the Gil Thorpe comic strip in The Chicago Tribune. I had the opportunity to meet Jerry several years ago at a book signing and was impressed by his humility and grace. Recently I read his novel, [amazon ASIN=”1414309198″]Riven[/amazon], and was powerfully moved by the story. Its a privilege to interview him here on Friday Five.

Friday Five Interview – Chris Fabry

Today I’m privileged to interview author and radio host, Chris Fabry. Chris is a familiar voice if you’ve been a long-time listener of WMBI in Chicago or Focus on the Family or Love Worth Finding, the radio ministry of the late Dr. Adrian Rogers. Chris is also a prolific author. He partnered with Jerry Jenkins to write the Left Behind Series for Kids and The Red Rock Mystery Series. He has also written biographies with sports figures such as[amazon ASIN=”1414339437″] Drew Brees[/amazon] and[amazon ASIN=”1414325703″] Coach Jim Tressel[/amazon] of Ohio State University.

Chris is the host of Chris Fabry Live and a cohost with his wife, Andrea of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Both are broadcast on the Moody Broadcasting Network.

In 2009, Chris won the Christy Award for his novel, [amazon ASIN=”141431955X”]Dogwood[/amazon]. His latest novel, Junebug, was nominated for a 2010 Christy Award.

What I have admired about Chris, whether through his radio show or his writing, is his sincerity and authenticity. Recently, Chris and his family endured a grueling series of trials that forced them to move from their home and depend on God financially, spiritually, and medically. You can follow their journey through Chris’ website: Chrisfabry.com.