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Author Bio

Jenna Van Mourik is the author of the Biblical fiction novel Jerusalem’s Daughter, which was published in 2021. She graduated magna cum laude from California Baptist University with a B.A. in English. 

 

Jenna is passionate about books, storytelling, and using the art of fiction to portray the truth of God’s love. Today, she balances writing novels, recommending books on her blog, and encouraging others to pursue God in everyday life through her podcast "Now Go! with Jenna Van Mourik." She currently lives in Northern California with her husband, Brandon, and her toy Australian shepherd, Piper. She tries 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.

Subscribe to Jenna's Podcast

Do you know how many times God tells people to "go" in the Bible? From the time of Noah when God told him to go into the ark, to the time of the Great Commission when Jesus told His followers to go out into the world and make disciples of all nations, the phrase "Go" or "Now go" appears frequently. We serve a living God, who is still calls each of us to go and be a part of His mission. Through sharing her stories and experiences, Jenna hopes she can continue to inspire others to also live what she now refers to as a "Now Go!" lifestyle. "Now Go! with Jenna Van Mourik" is the perfect podcast for readers and writers of Christian fiction, as well as those just looking for something to encourage them in their walk with God. 

Follow Jenna on Instagram

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 doggy 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.