Best-selling Novelist Jerry B. Jenkins Releases Thriller of the Year -- A Novel of the Apostle Paul

By James.B

By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST Ministries and the ASSIST News Service

Empires End book coverNASHVILLE, TN - ANS - June 9, 2015)- Jerry B. Jenkins' books have sold more than 70 million copies, including the phenomenal Left Behind series, minting him as one of the best-selling novelists of all time.

In his latest release, Empire's End: A Novel of the Apostle Paul (Worthy Publishing, June 9, 2015), Jenkins tells the heart- stopping story of a man who single-handedly turned the Roman Empire on-end.

The Apostle Paul is a biblical giant who wrote almost one-third of the New Testament, yet most details of his life remain a mystery. How could a devout Pharisee become the most influential Christian theologian of all time? Into that void steps master storyteller Jerry B. Jenkins, weaving a gripping narrative that illumines Paul's stunning transformation from bloodthirsty murderer of Christians to devoted bondservant of Christ.

A news release says that in Empire's End, Jenkins suggests answers to some pressing questions about Paul:

* What was his thorn-in-the-flesh?

* What went on in the trenches of his life, beyond the pages of the biblical letters he left behind?

* How did he navigate the perilous path from killing Jesus' followers to becoming one of their most trusted leaders?

* Did he ever fall in love, and if so, how did that romance shape him?

* What thoughts and feelings most profoundly haunted, inspired, and fueled his intensity?

The release added that thanks to Empire's End, we need no long peer into Paul's life only as through a glass darkly. This inventive, page-turning novel is steeped in bravado and bloodshed, conflict and deep devotion, romance and political maneuvering. The result is a can't-put-it-down thriller crafted to satisfy any curious. observer's longing to meet a flesh-and-blood man whose mission and message ultimately triggered the end of the great Roman Empire.

Publisher's Weekly says, "Jenkins is a consummate novelist; his plotting is nicely sneaky, his dialogue crackling."

About the Author:

Jerry B. Jenkins' books have sold more than 70 million copies, including the phenomenal mega-best-selling Left Behind series. Twenty-one of his books have reached the New York Times best-seller list, including seven that debuted at number one, and also the USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, and Wall Street Journal best-seller lists. Jerry and his wife, Dianna, live in Colorado.

About the Publisher:

Worthy Publishing Group (  is a privately held, independent voice in inspirational publishing, based in Nashville, Tennessee. Worthy has five divisions: Worthy Books publishes a broad spectrum of genres, including current events, pop culture, biography, fiction, spiritual growth, and specialized Bibles; Worthy Latino publishes trade titles for Spanish and Portuguese markets; WorthyKids and its Ideals imprint creates colorful, interactive children's books, including VeggieTales and Berenstain Bears, for ages 2 to 8; Ellie Claire produces beautifully crafted journals, gifts and paper expressions; and Worthy Inspired publishes felt-need personal growth, inspirational, and devotional books.

Photo captions: 1) Book cover. 2) Jerry Jenkins with Dan Wooding as they hold copies of two of their latest books.

Media Contact: Kati Powell Bell, ,  731-803-9056.

Jerry B. Jenkins with Dan Wooding and their booksAbout the writer: Dan Wooding, 74, is an award-winning journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for nearly 52 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. He is the author of 45 books, the latest of which is "Mary, My Story from Bethlehem to Calvary (,  which has been endorsed by Jerry B. Jenkins.

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