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Publisher's Summary

We were created by an infinitely creative God to reflect his love and character to the world. One way we do that is by continuing his creative work.

In this energizing book, serial entrepreneur and best-selling author Jordan Raynor helps artists, entrepreneurs, writers, and other creatives re-imagine our work as service to God and others, addressing such penetrating questions as:

  • Is my work as a creative really as God-honoring as that of a pastor or missionary?
  • What does it look like to create a name for myself but to glorify God and serve others?
  • How can I use my work to fulfill Jesus' command to create disciples?
  • Will what I make today matter in eternity?

To answer these questions, Raynor shares compelling stories from an eclectic group of more than 40 Christian entrepreneurs, including the founders of Toms Shoes, Charity: Water, Chick-fil-A, In-N-Out Burger, Guinness, HTC, and Sevenly, as well as nontraditional entrepreneurs such as C. S. Lewis, Johann Sebastian Bach, and J. R. R. Tolkien. Raynor's "show"-rather-than-"tell", story-driven style makes you feel as if you are sitting at the feet of some of the godliest and most successful entrepreneurs of all time.

Perfectly poised to reach today's growing creative class, this unique work restores God's position as the first entrepreneur, helping listeners see the eternal value in the work they do today.

©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • 11-07-17

A New Classic

I’ve read a lot of books about creativity (The Artisan Soul, Culture Making, Every Good Endevour, etc.) and I was a little concerned this would just say the same things as those, but Jordan really adds a lot of unique perspective to his stories.

I was also happy to find myself enjoying the entrepreneurial side of this book far more than I thought I would. I never saw myself as one, but now I see that all creatives are entrepreneurs as well.

Since reading it, it’s subtley changed the way I do business, strengthening my calling and identity in what I’m called to do as a creative and business owner.

I’d highly recommend this book. It will become a new classic for a modern era.

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Made in His Image

God is the ultimate creator and since we are made in His image we too have endless capacity for creativity. It comes in all shapes and forms, but is valuable in every iteration. This book is good for someone needing to reconnect with what it means to create and why they should be willing to pursue what they were called to create.

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My work can be an offering to the Lord

This book will help renew your mind so that you can transform your work into something meaningful to bless others.

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Must Read for how to serve God through your work

You will discover a freedom to use your talents and passions in serving others in love through your work. Jordan does a great job tying together scripture with real world practical advice, encouragement, and questions to help you align your passions and talents with where God is leading you to serve others in love. Jordan also uses powerful and entertaining stories to illustrate and support his practical advice and encouragement.

Do yourself a favor and take the time to answer the questions posed to you throughout the book. That's how you will find a breakthrough for yourself.

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A book for all entrepreneurs

This book reviews how to create for God and his glory instead of for yourself.

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A Must For All Christians

This is an excellent book. I am a Christian Entrepreneur. I purchased the book and the audio. This is a must read and a must listen.

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I prayed for this book!

I was searching everywhere for something that God says about my being an entrepreneur. I've grown so much through Jordan's words and I will be forever grateful!
thank you!

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Loved the book

I loved listening to this book! It has so many good stories and revelations. Exactly the kind of book I hoped it would be!

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Must read!

definitely a must read book! I've listened to it twice now and keep adding bookmarks and I'm excited about the third reading. Even my boys are enjoying it and enjoying the thoughts of creating

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Raving Fan!

This book resonated with me in so many ways that I was compelled to give several as gifts. And they have since been moved and changed by its message and call! Thank you Jordan!

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  • Jacob U.Thompson
  • 05-20-22

Must listen!!!

Called to create answered a LOT of of questions I often pondered. This book should be discussed any and everywhere. An absolutely excellent read.

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  • Naa Adjeley Adjetey
  • 10-28-21

Riveting!

Couldn't "put it down". Gives a new perspective on how we view and approach work.
Jordan is a gifted writer.

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  • Paul Korir
  • 09-30-21

A treasure

Loved every minute of it. Such a liberating book for those who can’t resist the urge to create. I had never thought of creating as a calling and this books has given me a radical paradigm shift. Thanks so much Jordan Raynor for taking ten months of your life to bless others with this wonderful book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-28-21

Awesome

This is a life changing piece. You won't want to stop until you are done

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-14-20

Inspiring Book

This book inspired me to be en entreprenuer for God's kingdom. It made me appreciate who i am called to do.

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  • Simon Dempsey
  • 06-19-19

Great book, average narrator voice

I loved this book, so compelling!! I found the narrator not to be a good fit, too old school or something. But don’t be put off, still a great listen.

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  • HRH
  • 09-30-18

A balanced biblical perspective for the creative.

The relationship between God, an entrepreneur and a creative was a great revelation. Read it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-19-18

Inspiring book that shifts the focus and calls us to implement the gospel in our entrepreneurship

I would recommend this book to any Christian creative who is ready to be challenged in their faith and make it come alive! This is an amazingly inspiring book and one I am going to listen to again!

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  • Chantelle Lue
  • 03-11-18

Outstanding; Purchase Immediately!

A must read for any Christian Entrepreneur.
Thanks to this brilliant diamond in the rough I have spent the last three days re-thinking, re-strategising and re-purposing my brand for the better. So, ensure you have a notebook and pen handy as you will want to capture all of the insights and inspiring information that the book presents. No matter where you are in your entrepreneurial, life or spiritual journey this book will have a profound impact on the way you view God, Faith, Business and the World. #gocreate

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  • Penzz
  • 05-15-22

Great book

Loved this book. It started off seemingly a bit slow for me but by the end I was hooked. Great for any creative person or entrepreneur especially if you feel called by God to do something.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-25-21

Essential Reading!

Jordan answered every single question I have been pondering about being called to create! Have ordered the physical copy too!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-27-18

THE CREATOR & Co

I have nothing else to add but to just simply say Thank You for helping to create a creator in me😊

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  • elske
  • 04-06-18

fantastic book

i Loved it. a Life changing book for creatives and entrepreneurs ... thank you to the author