Called to Create by Jordan Raynor

Called to Create

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 bestselling author Jordan Raynor helps artists, entrepreneurs, writers, and other creatives reimagine 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 ...

Details Called to Create

TitleCalled to Create
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherBaker Books
GenreChristian, Nonfiction, Business, Spirituality, Religion

Reviews Called to Create

  • Emilie Hendryx
    Are you called to create?In this stunning, and possibly ground-breaking, book by Jordan Raynor, we find that there is such a thing as being "Called to Create".I've been a creative person from the start. Growing up in a home where my father is an artists and musician and my mother is a quilter and a musician, I was never far from art supplies, music, a camera (disposable or otherwise), and the encouragement to create. My family nurtured my creativ...
  • Patti Meyerdirk
    This book has changed my perspective about the eternal value of all the things I create, such as in my scrapbooking, baking, writing, and other things throughout the day. I highly recommend this book to all entrepreneurs, creatives, and all those in full time ministry. He begins with "God was the first entrepreneur. Jordan discusses how we learn that He was creative before we learn that He is loving and merciful. A solid biblical foundation is la...
  • Joan
    This book is not quite what I anticipated, based on the title. I thought the book would deal with being creative in general. Raynor, however, has focused this book on only one aspect of being creative, being an entrepreneur.I was surprised at Raynor beginning his book by saying God was the first entrepreneur. That just did not ring right with me. Raynor later gave this definition: “an entrepreneur is anyone who takes a risk to create something ...
  • Kori
    For Christian artists who have been told their creation isn’t valuable enough, not religious enough, not evangelical enough, or has no eternal significance....this book is for you. And it will change the way you think about your work.
  • Lori Sutton
    Great book for Christian EntrepreneursThis book was so good. It was motivating, uplifting, and knowledgeable. It was also nice that it was a book for Christian entrepreneurs.
  • Alexis
    As a creator and aspiring entrepreneur who gets to work a day job supporting other creators, I was so excited to get my hands on Jordan Raynor's book Called to Create, out this month from Baker Publishing.Raynor presents the biblical case for creators, innovators, and risk takers to fulfill their callings not just in service, but in the marketplace.I have been blessed to be part of creative Christian community that has fostered many of the concep...
  • Sarah
    Have you ever read a book where you thought, Man this person is smarter than I am? That is exactly what I think of when I talk to people about "Called to Create." This book doesn't make you feel intimated, but rather it brings you on journey of a Biblical perspective of what it means to cultivate a Biblical foundation of creating and being an innovator in the business world. I love the idea that entrepreneur is anyone who takes risk to create som...
  • Sarah
    I'm not super into non-fiction. I'll read it and enjoy it, but it's not often that a non-fiction book grabs me and interests me like this one did. It was incredible! As someone working towards being a professional photographer and attempting to start a baseball program, there were all kinds of helpful insights and encouragement. I really like the real-life stories; a lot of pretty amazing people out there. Growing up in the Lutheran church*, the ...
  • Mary Lou
    Jordan Raynor’s new book joins the growing list of contemporary books which debunk the “Christian” notion that work is secular and only full-time Christian ministry is sacred. Raynor’s angle in Called to Create is that the Bible first introduces God as Creator, the original entrepreneur in the universe, and has made humans in His creative image (Called to Create, A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk by Jordan Raynor, Baker ...
  • victoria
    This book was very inspiring, challenging and compelling to read with also giving you more confidence and power up of your ability changing life to be the greatest one of God had been creating us by to be continue on his work and the as a entrepreneur to fulfill Jesus’ command to create disciples and embrace God’s call to create in your life and to the other. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. “ I received complimentary ...