Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs for a Life of True Calling
Don't Miss Out on Your True Calling
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 facing 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.
"I highly recommend Called Out! It is a heartfelt, funny, vulnerable guide to overcoming the pressure to 'win' at all costs, and instead live the life you were made for."--MICHAEL STRAHAN
"Paula's personal story of risking it all to pursue her God-given purpose will inspire you on your own journey of finding success God's way."--CHRISTINE CAINE, bestselling author, founder of A21 and Propel Women
"I had the pleasure to take a seat alongside Paula for two years on The View. If you want to pepper in more peace, purpose, and balance in your life, this book is a wonderful place to start."--CANDACE CAMERON BURE, actress, producer, New York Times bestselling author
Paula Faris is a television correspondent for ABC News and host of the ABC podcast Journeys of Faith. From 2014 to 2018, Faris was co-anchor of Good Morning America Weekend. She also was co-host of The View for seasons 19-21. Faris graduated from Cedarville University with a degree in broadcast communications. She lives with her husband and three children in New York.
"I highly recommend Called Out! It is a heartfelt, funny, vulnerable guide to overcoming the pressure to 'win' at all costs, and instead live the life you were made for."
"I had the pleasure to take a seat alongside Paula on The View for two years. Called Out is an honest look into the very thing that holds many of us back: fear. Paula explains that God can move us through those fears and into a deeper sense of both our faith calling and the calling of our career. If you want to pepper more peace, purpose, and balance into your life, this book is a wonderful place to start."
Candace Cameron Bure, actress, producer, and New York Times bestselling author
"Paula's personal story of risking it all to pursue her God-given purpose will inspire you on your own journey of finding success God's way."
Christine Caine, bestselling author and founder of A21 and Propel Women
"The way Paula unpacks her message that success doesn't define you hit me right in the heart. Filled with funny stories and fascinating insight into her career, Called Out is a much-needed love letter to working moms everywhere--and Paula is one I continue to look up to!"
Rachel Cruze, #1 New York Times bestselling author and host of The Rachel Cruze Show
"We sometimes think of calling and career as the same thing, but Paula Faris does a beautiful job shining a light on the differences, helping us understand that our work isn't our worth."
T. D. Jakes Sr., senior pastor/CEO, The Potter's House/TDJ Enterprises
"My friend Paula combines a raw, compelling personal story with an urgent question faced by so many of us: How do we make sure our professional choices line up with our professed values? Countless people will benefit from the bravery Paula exhibits in this book."
Dan Harris, ABC News anchor/correspondent and author of 10% Happier
"So many people feel trapped trying to follow the path of success yet know that something significant is missing. Paula Faris has written a gut-wrenchingly transparent book entitled Called Out: Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs for a Life of True Calling. If you feel stuck and are longing for more, Paula's encouraging story will stir your spirit, move your heart, and build your faith to believe you can discover a divine calling instead of simply pursuing a career."
Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church and New York Times bestselling author
"In this compelling book, Paula makes herself vulnerable in order to enlighten us--not just about the perils of burnout, but about anything in our lives that gets in the way of us becoming all we were meant to be."
Melissa Joan Hart
"Paula is incurably curious. She asks astounding questions (I know this firsthand), and she is a wellspring of good advice. (Again, I speak from personal experience.) Most of all, she is in dogged pursuit of a life that lives out faith and values. If you desire to do the same, then you are holding the right book. It is well written and inviting. The ideas are timely and timeless. Thank you, Paula, for sharing them with us."
from the afterword by Max Lucado, pastor and bestselling author of How Happiness Happens
"Paula is modern-day working mama who inspires me with her candor and wit! She makes the tough calls, advocates for the next generation, and lives a life of courageous faith. In these pages you'll find clarity on how to embrace your true calling and the courage to take the next step!"
Rebekah Lyons, author Rhythms of Renewal and You Are Free
"In Called Out, Paula Faris does a fabulous job of using her personal struggles with career, expectations, and purpose to encourage readers to push past their fears and step into their true calling."
Meghan McCain, co-host of The View
"Whether you're just stepping into the job market or you're a vocational veteran, Called Out has something for you. Paula's honest look at work and life is refreshing. More important, it reminds us to stop fooling ourselves and to start anchoring our lives in the things that really matter."
Dave Ramsey, bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio show host
"It is so easy to be defined by a job, by a title, or by worldly accolades. And yet, God calls us to a purpose so much higher. Paula's story is such a relatable and inspiring example of this. If you are wrestling through a season of transition, this is the book for you."
"Paula Faris is a remarkable person, a great conversationalist, and a bright light in a tough profession."
Ravi Zacharias, author and speaker
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