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  • Called to Create

  • A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk
  • By: Jordan Raynor
  • Narrated by: Jim Denison
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

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? Will what I make today matter in eternity?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A book for all entrepreneurs

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-10-18

The book I've been waiting for

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Reviewed: 05-01-18

Where does Called to Create rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've listened and read to what feels like thousands of business-related books on entrepreneurship, creative industries, hustling, crushing it, scaling, you name it.
This is the only book I've read where I felt an actual meaningful connection to what the author was talking about; feelings of absolute relevance as a Christian entrepreneur.
I've prayed and long searched for a book just like this and now here it is. Wow.
Jordan Raynor has an undeniable gift. His outlook on Christian entrepreneurship is like Dave Ramsey on dollars. This guy knows what he is talking about!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Called to Create?

There were many points in the audiobook where I had to hit pause, rewind and play it back and hit pause again like "Woah. That was a truth bomb if I ever heard one" but I think one of the most memorable points in this book was when Raynor would reveal other Christian-owned businesses that I had not previously known about such as Chick-fil-A and TOMS shoes.
Definitely made me feel like I was in good company!

What does Jim Denison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Now this is where I wish I could fib a little bit.
The book itself was/is SO good. It was everything I had hoped for as a faith-based book on creative business. Unfortunately the narrator didn't do the content justice.
It seemed a little flat for what was a very enlightening book. The narrator seemed disconnected from the content. There was no excitement!
I would have loved to have listened to this book as read from the author, of course, but I feel like even a more youthful tone could have made this audiobook even better.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wanted to sit and listen to this in one day. Unfortunately the narrator's voice had me drifting off at times so I had to break it up over a week.
If I had read the physical book, I would probably keep reading until the wee hours.

Any additional comments?

I'm just waiting for the Called to Create course because I know the Called to Create journey can't possibly end here!

  • The Story Audio Bible - New International Version, NIV: The Story of Jesus

  • Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story
  • By: Zondervan Bibles (editor)
  • Narrated by: Michael Blain-Rozgay, Allison Moffett
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 191

This audio edition of The Story of Jesus is a compelling, easy-to-follow presentation that is rooted in the clear, accessible language of the New International Version Bible. Revealing and insightful, this is the Jesus story in a concise, single narrative. Whether it's a gift, the basis for a small group, or just a keepsake you want for yourself, this is one powerful presentation you'll listen to again and again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what I was looking for

  • By MillGirlEntre on 02-08-18

Exactly what I was looking for

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Reviewed: 02-08-18

Where does The Story of Jesus, NIV rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the first biblical audiobook I've listened to and I really enjoyed it.
It was easy to listen to and I enjoyed the background music and dramatization of the voice actors.

Any additional comments?

This is a must-listen for any Christian. It's cohesive arrangement makes this audiobook very easy to listen to in order to fully understand the teachings and good works of Jesus.

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  • You Are a Badass at Making Money

  • Master the Mindset of Wealth
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,734
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,065

You Are a Badass at Making Money is a refreshingly frank and entertaining step-by-step guide to overcoming the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success out of reach and to giving yourself the permission to make the kind of money you've never made before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book, Falls Short of Expectations

  • By Gabriel B. on 02-14-18

This book have fundamentally shifted my perception of money

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Reviewed: 04-23-17

I read this book as a female business owner at 28, currently working on understanding growth strategies (like obtaining/holding on to those dollars) to scale my business sustainably.
I had already read Sincero's previous book, 'You Are A Badass" and was quite familiar with the New Age-y jargon that would be used throughout this book.
Heads up, this does reference the Law of Attraction and spiritual faith quite a bit. While this resonates with a lot of people including myself, there is a chance that it might be offputting to those who don't believe or understand this concept yet. If you're on the fence about the LOA, I would recommend "The Answer" by John Asaraaf. The first few chapters are packed with scientific backing on this which might help in wrapping your head around all of it.

By utilizing the practices found in this book (letting go of deep rooted misconceptions of money, meditating and focusing on the feelings of already having achieved my goals) this book has certainly helped shift my faith in scaling my business and take me back to that "honeymoon phase" where I had no limits on what I could achieve in starting my business.

In short, this book requires faith, a willingness to let go of preconceived notions of money and people who have a lot of it, and a basic understand of how the LOA works.

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