Jim George (author)
|Born||James Monroe George|
May 14, 1943
|Occupation||Author, Motivational Speaker, Pharmacist|
|Education||Bachelor of Science|
Master of Divinity
Master of Theology
|Alma mater||University of Oklahoma|
Talbot School of Theology
|Period||2002 - Present|
|Notable works||A Man After God’s Own Heart|
Bare Bones Bible Handbook
A Husband After God's Own Heart
A Leader After God's Own Heart
A Young Man After God's Own Heart
God’s Wisdom for Little Boys
|Spouse||Elizabeth (née White) (1965 - present)|
|Children||Katherine (Born 1970)|
Courtney (Born 1971)
George was born in Columbus, Kansas on May 14, 1943 to Preston George and Lois Onesti. His parents are both deceased.
George graduated from The University of Oklahoma in 1966 with a Bachelor of Pharmacy. He earned his Master of Divinity from Talbot School of Theology in the late 70's. He received his Master of Theology from Talbot School of Theology in early 80's.
In 1966, Jim joined the United States Army Reserve as a Combat Medic private. He retired from US Army Reserves as a Major in medical service corps in 1999. George also worked as a Pharmacist in Westwood, California at Wadsworth Veterans Affairs Hospital. George has been a Pastor and seminary professor for over 25 years.
George released his first book, A Man After God's Own Heart in 2002 and debuted at #17 on the top 50 religious books for the ECPA Christian Book Award best sellers list. In 2011, the book reached #15 on CBA's Christian Living list. This book has sold over 300,000 copies since its release.
Since then, George has published several other books including A Husband After God's Own Heart and A Young Man After God's Own Heart, which were selected by CBA as Gold Medallion Book Award finalist. A Young Man After God's Own Heart peaked at #6 on CBA's Young Adult book list in 2012.
George's most recent book, A Dad After God's Own Heart, was published on April 1, 2014. To date, Jim has sold over 1 million books worldwide.
For several of Jim's publications, he later wrote study guides and devotionals.
|2002||God’s Wisdom for Little Boys: Character-Building Fun from Proverbs|
|2002||A Man After God’s Own Heart||Peaked at #35 on CBA Top 50 Bestsellers list in 2011|
Peaked at #15 on CBA Christian Living Bestsellers list in 2011
|2003||God's Man of Influence|
|2004||A Husband After God’s Own Heart||2005 Christian Book Award Finalist in the Marriage Category|
|2004||Powerful Promises for Every Couple: Putting God's Promises to Work in Your Life|
|2004||God Loves His Precious Children: Safe in the Arms of the Good Shepherd|
|2005||A Young Man After God’s Own Heart: Turn Your Life into an Extreme Adventure||Peaked at #7 on CBA Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2005|
Peaked at #15 on ECPA Young Adult Top 20 list in 2010
Peaked at #16 on ECPA Young Adult Bestsellers and ECPA Top Juvenile Bestsellers list in 2011
Peaked at #6 on CBA Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2011
Peaked at #6 on CBA Young Adult Bestsellers list in 2012
2006 Christian Book Award Finalist in the Children & Youth Category
|2005||The Remarkable Prayers of the Bible: Transforming Power for Your Life Today|
|2006||The Bare Bones Bible® Handbook: 10 Minutes to Understanding Each Book of the Bible|
|2006||What God Wants to Do for You: 24 Amazing Ways to Experience His Power|
|2007||A Little Boy After God’s Own Heart|
|2007||The Remarkable Prayers of the Bible Growth and Study Guide: Transforming Power for Your Life Today|
|2008||10 Minutes to Knowing the Men and Women of the Bible (The Bare Bones Bible Series)|
|2008||The Bare Bones Bible Handbook for Teens: Getting to Know Every Book in the Bible|
|2009||The Bare Bones Bible Facts: A Quick Reference to the People, Places, and Things of the Bible|
|2010||The Man Who Makes A Difference: 10 Keys to a Life of Impact|
|2011||A Young Man’s Guide to Making Right Choices: Your Life God’s Way|
|2012||A Leader After God’s Own Heart: 15 Ways to Lead with Strength|
|2012||A Boy After God’s Own Heart: Your Awesome Adventure with Jesus|
|2013||A Couple After God’s Own Heart: Building a Lasting, Loving Marriage Together|
|2013||A Boy’s Guide to Making Really Good Choices||2014 Christian Retailing's Best Finalist in Children's Nonfiction Category|
|2013||Know Your Bible from A to Z: A Quick Handbook to the People, Places, and Things|
|2013||One-Minute Insights for Men|
|2014||A Dad After God’s Own Heart|
|2014||A Young Man’s Guide To Discovering His Bible|
|2015||A Boy’s Guide to Discovering His Bible|
|2015||A Man After God’s Own Heart, Updated and Expanded|
|2015||A Young Man After God’s Own Heart, Updated and revised|
In 1965, Jim married Elizabeth White in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The couple met while attending The University of Oklahoma. Elizabeth is an author, speaker, and woman's Bible teacher. They have two children, Katherine and Courtney.
- Wisz, Gerald III (November 2012). "A Man After God's Own Heart Devotional". CBA Retailers + Resources: 54.
- Powerful Promises for Couples at CBN.com Daily Life; by Belinda Elliott; published 2012; retrieved June 19, 2014
- Pitney, Christy (January 2013). "Product Intelligence". CBA Retailers + Resources: 38.
- Helping couples become ‘relationally wiser’ at Christian Retailing; by Ken Walker; published February 7, 2013; retrieved July 22, 2014
- Meet Jim George at ChristianBook.com; published May 2003; retrieved July 22, 2014
- Inspiring devotional sales at Christian Retailing; by Leslie Santamaria; published October 9, 2012; retrieved July 22, 2014
- Christian Retailing’s Best 2014 finalists at Christian Retailing; published 2014; retrieved July 22, 2014
- Jim George at Harvest House Publishers; retrieved July 22, 2014