Jim George (author)

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Jim George
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BornJames Monroe George
(1943-05-14) May 14, 1943 (age 75)
Columbus, Kansas
OccupationAuthor, Motivational Speaker, Pharmacist
NationalityAmerican
EducationBachelor of Science
Master of Divinity
Master of Theology
Alma materUniversity of Oklahoma
Talbot School of Theology
Period2002 - Present
GenreReligion
Notable worksA Man After God’s Own Heart[1]
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
SpouseElizabeth (née White) (1965 - present)
ChildrenKatherine (Born 1970)
Courtney (Born 1971)
Website
www.jimgeorge.com

Jim George is an American author of 37 books.[2] He has co-authored 14 books, many with his wife Elizabeth George.[3][4] He is a two-time finalist for the Gold Medallion Book Award.

Early life[edit]

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.[5]

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.

Publications[edit]

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.[1] 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.[5]

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.[6]

Writing[edit]

Year Title Notes
2002 God’s Wisdom for Little Boys: Character-Building Fun from Proverbs
2002 A Man After God’s Own Heart[1] 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[2]
2013 A Boy’s Guide to Making Really Good Choices[7] 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

Personal life[edit]

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.[5] They have two children, Katherine and Courtney.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wisz, Gerald III (November 2012). "A Man After God's Own Heart Devotional". CBA Retailers + Resources: 54.
  2. ^ a b Powerful Promises for Couples at CBN.com Daily Life; by Belinda Elliott; published 2012; retrieved June 19, 2014
  3. ^ Pitney, Christy (January 2013). "Product Intelligence". CBA Retailers + Resources: 38.
  4. ^ Helping couples become ‘relationally wiser’ at Christian Retailing; by Ken Walker; published February 7, 2013; retrieved July 22, 2014
  5. ^ a b c Meet Jim George at ChristianBook.com; published May 2003; retrieved July 22, 2014
  6. ^ Inspiring devotional sales at Christian Retailing; by Leslie Santamaria; published October 9, 2012; retrieved July 22, 2014
  7. ^ Christian Retailing’s Best 2014 finalists at Christian Retailing; published 2014; retrieved July 22, 2014
  8. ^ Jim George at Harvest House Publishers; retrieved July 22, 2014

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