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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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A book for all entrepreneurs

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

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  • PJ
  • 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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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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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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Entrepreneur wake up call

I have no words I just finished this and I assure you when you read you will feel the same! Perspective shift !!!

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Loved it!

I loved it! I've always been creative, but I've struggled a lot with insecurity about the value of creating vs. serving people. After reading this fantastic book I now understand that I can be true to myself and use my gifts to glorify God. A super encouraging and affirming read for anyone who's creative and/or entrepreneurial.

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Loved and inspired by this book!

Inspired a new view on how I spend my time doing projects, work, whatever catches my attention for providing a service for others. Definitely listening to more than once and implementing the ideas. Loved it and looking forward to hearing its views again!

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  • J
  • ORO VALLEY, AZ, United States
  • 05-25-18

Inspiring

this was a great expose on the character and inspiration for those who are entrepreneurs as well as followers of Christ.

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Life Changing!!

This book was so inspiring to me because it helped me realize how I have been viewing my work as something I do for myself and to provide for my family, instead of loving work as a form of worship to My Lord and Savior. All young people should read and study this book as they are planning their futures, because this changes everything!

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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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  • 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