Produced by Faith
Enjoy Real Success without Losing Your True Self
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STRAIGHT FROM HOLLYWOOD comes a dynamic business model for building a thriving career without compromising your faith. DeVon Franklin, vice president of production for Columbia Pictures, shares how being bold about his Christian faith while being driven and ambitious has actually helped him to excel in a high-profile, fast-paced, competitive industry.
You are the movie. Produced by Faith parallels each step of the Hollywood filmmaking process with the faith-making process God uses to turn your career into a success. You will discover that it is possible to be both wildly successful and completely committed to God—and that you will be even more successful when you place your faith at the center of your career. You can unleash the power of your faith as your greatest professional advantage and use the compass of God’s Word to guide you to your true passion and purpose in life.
In this informative, inspiring book, DeVon reveals the secrets to maintaining your faith while advancing in your career. Here he shows you:
• How to discover The Big Idea for your life
• How to take your career to the next level • How to recognize the signs God sends you that indicate when it’s time to move in a new direction
• How to stand firm on your Christian principles without compromise
• How to work with people who don’t understand your beliefs
• How to choose a profession, industry, or company that is in tune with your purpose
DeVon says, “I know from my own experiences that if you will put your career in God’s hands and trust him, you can’t account for all the ways he will bless you. When you step out in faith, he will open doors and bring you opportunities that will surpass even your wildest expectations. . . . If I have learned anything, it’s this: to get where you want to go, you first have to become the person God wants you to be.”
Brother Franklin's transparency in this book was truly divine. I too being a Seventh Day Adventist, can relate to the pressures of compromising faith for worldly gain such as more money, peer appeasement etc. I admire his steadfastness, strength and humility. This book was exactly what I needed in this season of my life, so much so that I shed a tear while reading the preface. This story was my story, in spirit and in truth. I was encouraged, challenged, motivated and inspired by the very spirit of God that saturated every page of this success story. I have never been touched so deeply and connected so intimately to a story outside of the love story called the bible. This book has marked the turning point in my life. I am trusting that God is about to put me into production! Hallelujah!
To brother Franklin,
I speak life and power into his life and ministry. I am trusting God to fortify him and his family, and keep them under the arc of safety. I claim these things in the precious name of our Lord, Savior and dearest friend Jesus Christ. AMEN!
Produced By Faith is a must-read for anyone who is looking for direction not just in their career but in their life in general. Devon's crisp, clear writing style makes this book an easy read. His personal story includes insights into the mystery of Hollywood. By drawing a parallel between movie development and our lives, he paints a clear picture of what it takes to succeed and how God is able to move in our lives if we just allow Him. I encourage you to read this book. You won't be disappointed.
After reading this book, it motivated me to go after my career passion. I'm currently in the process of transitioning.