Elizabeth George (author)

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Elizabeth George
Elizabeth George.jpg
Born Elizabeth Ann George
(1944-11-11) November 11, 1944 (age 72)
Granite, Oklahoma
Occupation Author, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur
Nationality American
Education Bachelor of Science in Education
Alma mater University of Oklahoma
Genre Religion
Notable works After God’s Own Heart Series
A Young Woman’s Guide to Making Right Choices
Spouse Jim George[1] (1965 - present)
Children Katherine (Born 1970)
Courtney (Born 1971)
Website
www.elizabethgeorge.com

Elizabeth George (born 1944) is an[2] American author and Christian speaker based in Seattle, Washington.[3] She has authored over 80 books and gift books aimed mainly towards adult women and also young adults, teens, tweens, and children.[4] She also co-authored 4 marriage books and 3 children’s books with Jim George, her author husband.[1]

Early life[edit]

George was born in Granite, Oklahoma November 11, 1944 to Richard Henry White and Ruth Harrison White. She graduated College High School in Bartlesville, Oklahoma in 1962. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from The University of Oklahoma in 1966. Her first year out of college, George was a junior high and high school English and business teacher. She was also a Logos Bible Institute instructor and a Bible study lecturer and curriculum development team member at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California.[3]

Writing[edit]

George began writing in the early 1990s. She authored her first book, Loving God with All Your Mind in 1994.[3] Her 1997 release, A Woman After God’s Own Heart, gave her exposure and credibility, which propelled her writing career and bestseller status.[2] George has authored over 80 books since the mid-90s. To date, she has sold over 9 million books worldwide, translated into 19 languages.

Reception[edit]

George was the recipient of the Harvest House Gold Award in 2002 and the Harvest House Platinum Award in 2004.[2] In 2008, A Woman After God's Own Heart spent 13 months on the CBA Top 50 Bestseller list, Christian Retailing Top 100 Bestsellers list, and the Wesley Owen Croydon Top 10 Bestsellers list. Following God with All Your Heart was ranked #47 on the ECPA Top 50 for one month in 2008. Breaking The Worry Habit…Forever! was ranked #33 on the ECPA Top 50 list for two months in 2009. A Girl After God’s Own Heart launched at #1 in 2010 on the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Top 50 Bestsellers list for 21 months and remained on bestseller lists for the following 36 months. It was also on the ECPA Young Adult Top 20 in 2010 and peaked at #1. A Girl’s Guide to Making Really Good Choices was ranked third on the CBA Young Adult best sellers list in April 2013.

Personal life[edit]

George married Jim George on June 1, 1965 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.[4] The couple met while attending The University of Oklahoma. George graduated from The University of Oklahoma in 1966. Today the Georges live in Seattle, Washington and spend time writing in Hawaii. They have two grown daughters and eight grandchildren.[2][5] George and her husband have co-authored four marriage books and three children’s books.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

Publication date Title Notes
1996 A Woman's Walk with God: Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit
1997 A Woman After God's Own Heart Recipient of the ECPA Gold Book Award in 2003[2]
Peaked at #2 on Christian Marketplace's Women's Interest Bestsellers list in 2004
Peaked at #48 on ECPA's Top 50 Bestsellers list in 2005
Peaked at #35 on ECPA's Top 50 Bestsellers list in 2006
Peaked at #53 on Christian Retailing Top 100 Bestsellers list in 2008
Peaked at #46 on Christian Retailing Top 100 Bestsellers list in 2008
Peaked at #26 on CBA's Top 50 Bestsellers list in 2008
Peaked at #5 on Christian Marketplace's Wesley Owen Croydon Top 10 Bestsellers list in 2008
Peaked at #55 on Christian Retailing Top 100 Bestsellers list in 2009
Peaked at #43 on CBA's Top 50 Bestsellers list in 2009
1998 Beautiful in God's Eyes
1999 Loving God with All Your Mind
1999 Walking with the Women of the Bible: A Devotional Journey Through God's Word
1999 God Lights My Path
2000 Putting on a Gentle and Quiet Spirit: 1 Peter
2000 Experiencing God's Peace: Philippians
2000 God's Wisdom for Little Girls: Virtues and Fun from Proverbs 31 Illustrated by Judy Luenebrink
2000 The Lord is My Shepherd
2001 Growing in Wisdom and Faith: James
2001 Becoming a Woman of Beauty & Strength: Esther
2001 A Woman's High Calling
2001 Walking in God's Promises: Character Studies: Sarah
2001 Pursuing Godliness
2002 A Young Woman After God's Own Heart Peaked at #25 on Christian Marketplace's Top 50 Christian Books Bestsellers list in 2004
Peaked at #1 on CBA Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2004
Peaked at #6 on CBA Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2005
Peaked at #6 on CBA Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2006
Peaked at #6 on CBA Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2007
Peaked at #97 on Christian Retailing Top 100 Books Bestsellers list in 2008
Peaked at #2 on CBA Industry Brief's Biblical Studies Bestsellers list in 2011.
Peaked at #3 on CBA Biblical Studies Bestsellers list in 2012
Peaked at #6 on CBA Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2012
Peaked at #7 on CBA Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2013
Peaked at #8 on CBA Top Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2014
Peaked at #2 on CBA Top 10 Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2014
Peaked at #6 on CBA Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2007
2004 Retailers Choice Awards Finalist in Spiritual Growth Category
2002 Life Management for Busy Woman Peaked at #5 on Christian Marketplace's Women's Interest Bestsellers list in 2004
2002 God's Little Girl is Kind Illustrated by Judy Luenebrink
2002 God's Little Girl is Helpful Illustrated by Judy Luenebrink
2002 God's Wisdom for Little Boys: Character-Building Fun from Proverbs
2003 A Man and A Woman After God's Own Heart
2003 Powerful Promises for Every Woman
2003 Discovering the Treasures of a Godly Woman: Proverbs 31
2003 God's Wisdom for a Woman's Life: Timeless Principles for Your Every Need Peaked at #10 on Christian Marketplace's Women's Interest Bestsellers list in 2004
2003 The Remarkable Women of the Bible Peaked at #9 on Christian Marketplace's Women's Interest Bestsellers list in 2004
Peaked at #9 on Christian Marketplace's Devotionals Bestsellers list in 2004
2004 Powerful Promises for Every Couple: Putting God's Promises to Work in Your Life[4]
2004 God Loves His Precious Children: Safe in the Arms of the Good Shepherd
2004 A Husband After God’s Own Heart
2004 Designing a Lifestyle That Pleases God: A Practical Guide Written by Pat Ennis; Forward by Elizabeth George
2004 A Woman's Call to Prayer Peaked at #23 on Christian Marketplace's Top Christian Living Bestsellers list in 2004
2004 Encouraging Words for a Woman After God's Own Heart
2004 A Girl After God's Own Heart[3] Peaked at #1 on ECPA's Young Adult Top 20 Bestsellers list in 2010
Peaked at #19 on ECPA's Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2011
Peaked at #37 on Christian Art's Top 50 Non-Fiction Bestsellers list in 2011
Peaked at #19 on ECPA's Top Juvenile Bestsellers list in 2011
Peaked at #1 on CBA's Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2011
Peaked at #30 on CBA's Top 50 Bestsellers list in 2011
Peaked at #13 on ECPA's Top Juvenile Bestselers list in 2012
Peaked at #2 on CBA's Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2012
Peaked at #41 on CBA's Top 50 Bestsellers list in 2012
Peaked at #16 on ECPA's Top Juvenile Bestsellers list in 2013
Peaked at #4 on CBA's Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2013
Peaked at #2 on CBA Top Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2014
Peaked at #1 on CBA Top 10 Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2014
2011 Christian Book Award Finalist[6]
2011 Retailers Choice Awards Finalist in Children’s Nonfiction Category
2013 Christian Retailing’s Best Finalist
2004 A Wife After God's Own Heart Peaked at #3 on Christian Marketplace's Marriage Bestsellers list in 2004
Peaked at #8 on Christian Marketplace's Top Christian Books Bestsellers list in 2004
Peaked at #6 on Christian Marketplace's Top Christian Living Bestsellers list in 2004
Peaked at #40 on CBA's Top 50 Bestsellers list in 2008
Peaked at #24 on Christian Art's Top 50 Non-Fiction Bestsellers list in 2012
2005 A Mom After God's Own Heart: 10 Ways to Love Your Children 2006 Retailers Choice Awards Finalist
2005 A Young Woman's Walk with God Peaked at #5 on CBA's Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2006
Peaked at #9 on CBA's Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2007
2007 Christian Book Award Finalist
Winner of Retailers Choice Award 2007 – Youth/Teen Category[2]
2005 Living with Passion & Purpose
2006 Small Changes for a Better Life: Daily Steps to Living God's Plan for You
2007 Finding God's Path Through Your Trials Peaked at #33 on CBA Retailers Top 50 Bestsellers list in 2007
Peaked at #34 on ECPA's Top 50 Bestsellers list in 2007
2008 Understanding Your Blessings in Christ: Ephesians
2009 Walking with God in the Quiet Places: Devotions for Women Co-Authored by Stormie Omartian, Kay Arthur, Elizabeth George, Lysa TerKeurst, Sharon Jaynes, Julie Clinton, Emilie Barnes, and Jennifer Rothschild
2009 A Young Woman's Guide to Making Right Choices: Your Life God's Way Peaked at #21 on ECPA Top 50 Bestsellers list in 2009
2010 Christian Book Award Finalist in Children & Youth Category
Winner of Retailers Choice Award 2010 – Youth/Teen Category[2]
2009 Quiet Confidence for a Woman's Heart Peaked at #42 on Christian Retailing's ECPA Top 50 Bestsellers list in 2009
2009 Windows Into the Word of God
2009 Embracing God's Grace: Colossians/Philemon
2009 Breaking the Worry Habit... Forever: God's Plan for Lasting Peace of Mind Peaked at #33 on Christian Retailing and ECPA's Top 50 Bestsellers list in 2009
2010 Retailers Choice Awards Finalist in Women’s Nonfiction Category
2010 A Woman Who Reflects the Heart of Jesus: 30 Days to Christlike Character Peaked at #19 on CBA's Christian Living Bestsellers list in 2011
2011 A Girl's Guide to Making Really Good Choices Peaked at #3 on CBA's Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2013
Peaked at #10 on ECPA's Top Juvenile Bestsellers list in 2013
Peaked at #8 on CBA Top 10 Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2014
2011 A Young Woman Who Reflects the Heart of Jesus 2012 Retailers Choice Awards Finalist
2012 A Mom After God's Own Heart Devotional
2012 The Heart of a Woman Who Prays
2012 Raising a Daughter After God's Own Heart 2012 Retailers Choice Awards Finalist
2012 A Woman's Daily Walk with God
2013 A Couple After God's Own Heart: Building a Lasting, Loving Marriage Together Co-Authored with Jim George[1]
2013 Prayers to Calm Your Heart: Finding the Path to More Peace and Less Stress
2013 Moments of Grace for a Woman's Heart
2013 One-Minute Inspirations for Women Peaked at #19 on ECPA's Top 20 Under $5 Bestsellers list in 2013
Peaked at #24 on the CBA Top 50 Bestsellers list in 2013
2014 Beautiful in God's Eyes for Young Women
2014 A Young Woman’s Guide to Discovering Her Bible
2015 A Young Woman After God’s Own Heart, updated and Revised
2015 A Girl’s Guide to Discovering Her Bible
2015 A Woman After God’s Own Heart Updated and Expanded
2015 A Woman After God’s Own Heart, Growth and Study Guide, Updated and Expanded

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Helping couples become ‘relationally wiser’ at Christian Retailing; by Ken Walker; published February 7, 2013; retrieved July 22, 2014
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Meet Elizabeth George at ChristianBook.com; published May 2003; retrieved July 22, 2014
  3. ^ a b c d Why readers crave more from Elizabeth George at ChristianRetailing.com; published January 16, 2014; retrieved February 13, 2014
  4. ^ a b c Powerful Promises for Couples at CBN.com Daily Life; by Belinda Elliott; published 2012; retrieved June 19, 2014
  5. ^ Elizabeth George at Harvest House Publishers; retrieved July 22, 2014
  6. ^ ECPA ANNOUNCES 2011 CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARD FINALISTS at ECPA.org; by Mark Kuyper; published 2011; retrieved 2015

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