Writing, Editing, and Publishing
Bruce believes strongly in the power of the written word to convey truth and move people into God’s will for them. He has written more than 60 books that have been translated into 30 languages, including several books that reached the number-one spot on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Bruce’s breakout book, The Prayer of Jabez, remains the fastest selling book in history, with worldwide sales exceeding 20 million. The Prayer of Jabez was also the first book to win the Christian Book of the Year award two years in a row. Meanwhile, Bruce’s A Life God Rewards became the first religious nonfiction book to appear at the number-one spot on the New York Times bestseller list in its first week on the market. His other popular books include The Secrets of the Vine, Beyond Jabez, Set Apart, Experiencing Spiritual Breakthroughs, and The Dream Giver.
Bruce has also served as the publisher and executive editor of ten monthly magazines, with more than 120 million copies distributed. He is the author of the outlines of the books of the Bible for the best-selling Open Bible, has served as the executive editor of three Bibles, and has served on the overview committee of the New King James Version of the Bible.
Public Speaking and Curriculum Development
Bruce is known to hundreds of thousands of people in nations around the world as a dynamic speaker and motivator. He built the largest religious seminar organization in the world, Walk Thru the Bible, which for more than three decades has helped people around the world live out God’s Word. He has been a frequent keynote speaker at marriage and family conferences, at gatherings that include corporate presidents and CEOs, and at major national events with stadium audiences of up to 80,000 persons. He has trained 100,000 professional teachers in Teaching for Life Change and is a trainer of coaches in the Dream Giver methodology of discovering and fulfilling your dream.
Global and Organizational Leadership
Bruce has conducted and keynoted national leadership conferences around the world. He launched and led the global initiative WorldTeach, which has recruited and trained more than 30,000 indigenous leaders in 83 nations to conduct life skills courses. He has held private meetings with foreign presidents as well as with leaders in the U.S. Congress and Senate and U.S. international agencies. Bruce also chaired CoMission, a movement in which 87 national organizations joined together at the request of Russia’s Department of Education to train Russian teachers on ethics and teaching methodologies.
Humanitarian Leadership and Volunteer Mobilization
Bruce’s heart is touched by the needy of the world, and he has especially been involved in practical service to the peoples of Africa. He launched Heart for Africa (previously Dream for Africa), which mobilized First World volunteers who planted more than 500,000 backyard vegetable gardens for orphans and the hungry. He also launched the Beat the Drum for AIDS movement and recruited more than 1,000 college students from 11 nations to conduct week-long AIDS training in every high school in the number-one HIV/AIDS nation in the world, with dramatic results solidified by local initiatives. Additionally, he led major reconciliation conferences in Uganda (tribal reconciliation of 5,000), Namibia (racial reconciliation—largest leadership conference in nation’s history), and South Africa (10,000 attendees with major religious reconciliation).
Media Appearances and Video/Film Production
Bruce’s work in media extends his ministry outreach even further. At the request of President Daniel arap Moi of Kenya, Bruce produced a motion picture on AIDS called Beat the Drum, which has been seen in more than 100 nations and has garnered 30 international awards. Bruce has been a featured guest on major television and radio shows, including The 700 Club, James Robison’s Life Today, Robert Schuller’s Hour of Power, and Larry King Live. He has also been a keynote speaker on more than 100 internationally distributed video and TV sessions. He is currently working on a major new Hollywood motion picture.
Biography Courtesy of Bruce Wilkinson