Author FAQ
Q: What tips and suggestions from your experience would you give someone interested in writing?
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Jenkins—"Write a lot, read a lot, write warm, personal letters, develop a thick skin, and realize that published writing is a duet between writer and editor, not a solo. Study journalism. Start small. Don't start with a book."
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Q: How has the series' success changed you?
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Jenkins—"It has changed me in the same way it has changed many of the readers. I've become bolder in my faith and sharing it with others."
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Q: How do I contact the authors?
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You can contact authors Jerry B. Jenkins or Tim LaHaye by visiting their respective websites www.jerryjenkins.com, www.timlahaye.com or by sending letters to the following addresses:
Jerry B. Jenkins
P.O. Box 88288
Black Forest, CO 80908

Tim LaHaye
Tim LaHaye School of Prophecy
Liberty University
Lynchburg, VA 24514
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Q: How did Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins come to know Jesus?
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Jenkins—"My mother led me to Christ." LaHaye—"A counselor at church, after the evening service, Easter, when I was eight years old, led me to Christ."
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Q: How long did it take for you to write a book?
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Jenkins—"When I'm on deadline and working all day everyday, I produce 20 pages. If that takes till noon or till midnight, I work till my a lot ted number of pages is done. It takes a day to edit and rewrite too, so you can do the math. That's fairly quick for a novel of this size, but I have the advantage of Dr. LaHaye's biblical framework and expertise, the biblical chronology, etc."
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Q: Why does it take so long between books?
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Jenkins—"So long? Very few authors release one major novel a year. They have to be written. :)"
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Q: Do the Left Behind series authors think the Antichrist is living today?
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Jenkins—"We wouldn't speculate on who the Antichrist is. Becausewhile we feel Christ could return any day, God, in his mercy could waitone more day, which in his economy of time is a thousand years."
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Q: Are we really living in the end times?
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LaHaye—"I believe we are. We have more reason to believe he will return in this generation than any other generation before us."Jenkins—"God in his mercy could wait one more day, which in his economy of time would be a thousand years. But we are expected to live as if itcould be today."
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Q: WARNING! This question is a The Mark spoiler! How is it possible for Chang to be saved after receiving the double mark?
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Jenkins—"God looks on the heart. He was a believer first, and thus, always."
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Q: Do any proceeds from the books go to special causes?
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Jenkins—"Of course, but Scripture is clear that if we talk about this and get the praise of men for it in this life, we lose the reward for it in heaven."
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