PRODUCED BY FAITH by DeVon Franklin

PRODUCED BY FAITH

Enjoy Real Success Without Losing Your True Self

KIRKUS REVIEW

A Hollywood executive provides insight for achieving spiritual and professional wholeness.

Franklin has experienced the pleasures and struggles that go into working his way up the ladder in the entertainment industry. However, throughout his career, he has been able to maintain a strong sense of faith. In his debut book, the author cleverly interweaves images of the film-production process into informative and intuitive instructions to achieve success through faith. Portraying God as the director of a purpose-driven movie starring the reader—or the film’s writer—Franklin uses clever analogies, factoids about smash hits and box-office bombs and events from his own life to deliver meaning and a profound familiarity to his concept. The author writes that a strong relationship with God can serve as a platform for security within oneself, and can provide opportunities for growth. In viewing lackluster work periods allegorically as moments of “Development Hell,” Franklin compares successful films that faced major obstacles—such as Twilight and Forrest Gump—to aspiring job seekers, proving that despite temporary complications, a more divine purpose can often await. As a preacher and motivational speaker, Franklin passionately encourages readers to utilize all their spiritual resources and to foster and nurture a lasting relationship not only with God, but with their professional peers.

A creative guide on how to define success, achieve career goals without sacrificing morality and make the “movie of your life” a blockbuster hit.

 

Pub Date: May 3rd, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4391-7103-5
Page count: 288pp
Publisher: Howard Books/Simon & Schuster
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2011




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