AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 19, 2013—Co-author of the best-selling Left Behind series, award-winning novelist Jerry B. Jenkins will be speaking at the Religion Newswriters Association’s 2013 Awards Banquet, to be held Sept. 28, 2013 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas, at the conclusion of the 64th Annual Conference of the Religion Newswriters Association.

“I am honored to spend the evening with the finest religion writers in America,” said Jenkins. “I’m looking forward to personally thanking them for the excellent and often unnoticed work they perform.”

The night will begin with a talk from Jenkins, who will share about his latest and most important project since the Left Behind series, a novel account of the life of Saul of Tarsus in his recently released book, I, Saul (Worthy Publishing, August 2013). Jenkins’ presentation will be followed by dinner and the awards ceremony.

Sponsored by Worthy Publishing, the Religion Newswriters Association’s Awards Banquet honors the best of the best in religion newswriting, presenting 45 religion writers and reporters from across the nation with awards.

Jerry B. Jenkins’ novels have sold more than 70 million copies, including the phenomenal mega-best-selling Left Behind series. Twenty of his books have reached the New York Times bestseller list, including seven that debuted at number one, as well as the USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Jenkins has been featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine. Jerry and his wife, Dianna, live in Colorado.

Worthy Publishing Group (WorthyPublishing.com) is a privately held, independent voice in Christian and inspirational publishing, based in Nashville, Tennessee, comprised of three divisions. Worthy Books publishes a boutique list of trade titles across a broad spectrum of genres, including current events, biography, fiction, devotionals, spiritual and personal growth, and specialized Bibles. Ellie Claire is a line of gift and paper expressions, and Freeman-Smith is a value-priced, impulse book imprint.


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