Elizabeth George (author)

This article is about the Christian author. For other people named Elizabeth George, see Elizabeth George (disambiguation).

Elizabeth George

Elizabeth Ann George
(1944-11-11) November 11, 1944 (age 72)
Granite, Oklahoma

Author, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur


Bachelor of Science in Education

Alma mater
University of Oklahoma


Notable works
After God’s Own Heart Series
A Young Woman’s Guide to Making Right Choices

Jim George[1] (1965 – present)

Katherine (Born 1970)
Courtney (Born 1971)



Elizabeth George (born 1944) is an[2] American author and Christian speaker based in Seattle, Washington.[3] She has authored over 80 books and gift books aimed mainly towards adult women and also young adults, teens, tweens, and children.[4] She also co-authored 4 marriage books and 3 children’s books with Jim George, her author husband.[1]


1 Early life
2 Writing
3 Reception
4 Personal life
5 Bibliography
6 See also
7 References
8 External links

Early life[edit]
George was born in Granite, Oklahoma November 11, 1944 to Richard Henry White and Ruth Harrison White. She graduated College High School in Bartlesville, Oklahoma in 1962. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from The University of Oklahoma in 1966. Her first year out of college, George was a junior high and high school English and business teacher. She was also a Logos Bible Institute instructor and a Bible study lecturer and curriculum development team member at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California.[3]
George began writing in the early 1990s. She authored her first book, Loving God with All Your Mind in 1994.[3] Her 1997 release, A Woman After God’s Own Heart, gave her exposure and credibility, which propelled her writing career and bestseller status.[2] George has authored over 80 books since the mid-90s. To date, she has sold over 9 million books worldwide, translated into 19 languages.
George was the recipient of the Harvest House Gold Award in 2002 and the Harvest House Platinum Award in 2004.[2] In 2008, A Woman After God’s Own Heart spent 13 months on the CBA Top 50 Bestseller list, Christian Retailing Top 100 Bestsellers list, and the Wesley Owen Croydon Top 10 Bestsellers list. Following God with All Your Heart was ranked #47 on the ECPA Top 50 for one month in 2008. Breaking The Wor