Wilbur A. Smith

About Wilbur A. Smith

Who is it?: Novelist
Birth Day: January 19, 2009
Birth Place: Kabwe, African
Birth Sign: Aquarius

Wilbur A. Smith Net Worth

Wilbur A. Smith was bornon January 19, 2009 in Kabwe, African, is Novelist. Wilbur Smith came from very humble beginnings to become a global number one best-selling author and millionaire. In his early life, neither his father nor his educational institutions put any merit into literary achievement. Though he desperately desired to write and had a strong passion for reading, he accepted his father’s criticism and hunkered down into the mundane and typical life he was expected to lead. His early adulthood left him in a boring dead end tax job and divorced from a marriage that had resulted in two children, he was now separated from. Facing failure in the life he didn’t want in the first place, he decided to try his hand at what he really loved. He had a rough start with his very first novel and no publisher would accept it. He put all of his focus in creating a unique, exciting work and eventually came up with ‘When the Lion Feeds,’ writing about things more familiar to him. From the moment the book reached the publishers hands, Wilbur Smith became an instant star. His novel brought in plenty of money for him to become a full time author. Since his beginnings, he has published over 30 popular novels
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Biography/Timeline

1894

Smith was born in Chicago on June 8, 1894. His father, Thomas Smith, was a successful fruit trader. His mother, Sadie Sanborn Smith, read a lot and had a large library. Her father was a follower of the famous evangelist R. A. Torrey. She taught her son to read when he was five. He developed a love of books that remained with him throughout his whole life. He owned more than 25,000 books.

1913

After High School, he went to the Moody Bible Institute, where he studied from 1913 to 1914. There he became familiar with Torrey, Sunday, Ironside, Trotter, Gipsy Smith and others. His father was Trustee of the Moody Bible Institute from 1907 to 1950. From 1914 to 1917, Wilbur studied at Wooster College, where he received his BA. His received his Doctor of Divinity from Dallas Theological Seminary (which was then called the Evangelical Theological College) in 1932. At the end of his first year at Wooster College, he married Mary Irene Ostrowsky, a student at the Moody Bible Institute.

1922

He worked as a Presbyterian minister in Ocean City, Baltimore (1922-1927), Covington (1927-30) and Coatesville (1930–37).

1947

Charles Fuller asked Wilbur to assist in the establishment of Fuller Theological Seminary. Wilbur with other Evangelical Bible scholars such as Harold Ockenga joined the effort. From 1947 to 1963 he delivered lectures on theology and Biblical Studies. He also guided Future Pastors and performed administrative tasks (1947-1963). Between 1963 and 1971 he taught an 'English Bible' course at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

1963

In 1963, Wilbur Smith resigned over a dispute over the doctrine of the infallibility of the Bible. He then became a professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, where he taught from 1963 to 1967. From 1967 until his retirement in 1971.

1971

In 1971 he received an honorary doctorate (Litt.D.) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where was a professor in Biblical Studies.