• Called Out

  • Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs for a Life of True Calling
  • By: Paula Faris
  • Narrated by: Paula Faris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (229 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Too often we lean into the wrong things and burn out. We buy society's lie that our worth is our work, our value is our vocation, our calling is our career. Confusing what we do with who we are wreaks havoc on our bodies, our souls, and our relationships. 

Called Out is a deeply personal book from Paula Faris, the beloved on-air reporter for ABC News and former co-host of The View. She shares her journey through conquering fears that nearly kept her from the high-profile, high-stakes world of broadcast journalism, and then the dangers when that world threatened to consume her. She burned out and faced public humiliation, physical breakdowns, and family struggles. But along the way, she heard God gently calling her out of that dangerous place. As she struggled to find who she was outside of what she did, she discovered her true purpose and true calling. Today, she is the host of ABC's popular podcast Journeys of Faith

Written with passion and conviction, this book reflects on what it truly means to be called, how to move past the fear holding you back, and how to walk in God's path for you.

©2020 Paula Faris (P)2020 Baker Publishing Group

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Beautiful to listen to, impactful for my heart

I SO enjoyed listening to Paula’s story, AND her voice! I’m inspired to reflect on the things that make me curious, and then to let them pull me farther into my vocational calling. Something else I don’t think I’ll forget soon is connected to her interview with Dan: I don’t have to make a BIG difference every day, I can simply make a little difference in the lives of those around me. That will be enough. So the pressure is off. How freeing? And so beautiful!

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Great book

Loved this book and really made me think about my own calling and vocation and who I was doing the things in my life for.

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Loved the Book

This book really makes you realize how broadcasters are real people and have real issues. Thank you Paula for sharing your story with us. As you read the book you have so many questions about your own life and your true calling and how do you approach it? It opened my eyes to so many situations in my own life. You finish the book with how do I find my true calling? I loved the book!

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Wonderful Book

I have always admired Paula from the View, but this book has been so inspiring! Did not want it to end.

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I didn’t want it to end

Listening to this made me feel like I was listening to my own story. I loved this book. Her advice. And helping me in this season I am in to not find my worth in my vocational calling. Bravo Paula!

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Best Book to Read

Thank you Paula for sharing your story. I was inspired by your story, because I am on a faith journey, a new chapter in my life after a great 33 year career. You book encouraged me to keep my faith on my journey, and it was confirmation that I made the right decision and the right time to end one one chapter and begin a new one. God continue to bless you and your family on your faith calling.

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Love it

Love this book... thank you Paula Faris for sharing this amazing path of yours... I cry a few times ❤️

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Courageous and Enlightening

Paula Faris has the courage and passion to say what so many others fear to admit. Our value is so much more than the authority of our titles and size of our paychecks.

It took me four months to listen to this audio book because I treated it like a study guide or, more accurately, a meditation guide.

Paula weaves scripture and lessons of faith into her candid narrative, and she doesn't shy away from admitting her faults and false beliefs.

I read Dan Harris' 10% Happier a couple of years ago, and I got the same feeling while absorbing his words--the feeling that the author truly wanted to share a journey to help the reader now... TODAY.

Most importantly, Paula Faris inspires hope, strength, and a new way of framing our daily lives with the knowledge that our vocation has meaning and power beyond our imagining.

I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to reconcile their profession with their spirit. Or anyone who has ever been burnt out, discouraged, insecure, plagued by impostor syndrome, lost, confused, bored, stuck, mislead, misinformed, force-fed the Kool-Aid, or just generally conflicted.

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Great inspiration, Paula! Thanks!

I am so thankful for the stories that remind us of living a called out life. You have rekindled the hope we all have in life. Thanks again. I will come back to this book. I highly recommend this book to all.

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Inspiring book for anyone who feels something is missing

Refreshing listen/read with a captivating behind the scenes look at the life of a Good Morning America anchor. Paula Faris’ autobiography is relatable and thought provoking...challenging the reader to self evaluate who they are and what it means to have a “calling”. Her talent as a journalist turned author is on full display.

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Brilliant, refreshing and freeing book

I wish the wisdom in these pages had been shared with me 30+ years ago. However, God's perfect timing as I look at the different paths life could take. Thank you for sharing.