Jenna Van Mourik graduated magna cum laude from California Baptist University with a B.A. in English, and received a Certificate in Christian Apologetics from Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology. Her debut novel, Jerusalem’s Daughter, was published in 2021 and is the first book in the Generations of Faith series.
When she’s not reading, writing, podcasting, or sharing her favorite books on social media, she’s spending time with her husband, Brandon, and toy Australian shepherd, Piper. She strives to live every day according to God’s purpose, with what she calls a “Now go!” mindset, in reference to her favorite passage of scripture, Exodus 4:11-12.
Connect with her at www.authorjennavanmourik.com or on social media at @jennavanmourik.
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Welcome to the Biblical Fiction Buffs podcast, hosted by Christian fiction author and blogger Jenna Van Mourik. Biblical Fiction Buffs (BFB) started out as an online book discussion group through social media. Today, the seasonal book club has grown into an entire community known for its engaging discussions, photo challenges, and live Instagram events. Find out more at @biblicalfictionbuffs on Instagram or by visiting www.authorjennavanmourik.com, and don't forget to subscribe for weekly episodes discussing the best in upcoming and recently released Biblical fiction. Also on the BFB podcast: book lists, reviews, interviews, and more! Available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
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Should you choose to follow @JennaVanMourik on Instagram, you'll see aesthetic #Bookstagram photos in your feed on a near daily basis. Of course, that also means potentially being bombarded by cute dog pictures (courtesy of her toy Australian Shepherd, Piper), but don't say we didn't warn you.
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Watch Jenna's YouTube Videos
On Jenna Van Mourik's channel on YouTube, you'll find loads of writing related content including detailed explanations of her processes, vlog-style writing updates, and behind-the-scenes previews of her books. She also shares the best of Biblical fiction in her book review/recommendation videos, and every once in a while she musters up some sage writing advice to share with the world. Check out this video, and don't forget to subscribe!
Jenna's Media Appearances
Jenna appeared with Nicole over at The Unending TBR podcast to chat about the history of the Christian Fiction genre, where it came from, where it's been, where it is today, and where it may be going in the future.
Jenna was interviewed by Josephine Kennedy from Choose Grace Podcast to talk about her experiences with anxiety and self-doubt and offer advice to those who may be struggling. She also discussed her writing journey, the importance of trusting God, and what it looks like to "live out the Bible" and not just read it.
Jenna once again joined Nicole from The Unending TBR podcast to discuss how the Passion of the Christ is portrayed in fiction and some favorite Biblical fiction interpretations. She also answered questions about Jerusalem's Daughter.