Published by Baker Books Genres: creativity
I have never thought of myself as an entrepreneur or as creative. I have never recognized my talents in full, until recently. Reading a complimentary copy of the book below, I see clearly that I am exactly that — a creative entrepreneur with wonderful talents. Praise God! I am also reminded of the neglected spiritual gift God gave me upon salvation — the gift of teaching.
The author most impressed upon me the need to include God in my creativity and entrepreneurship, whether I’m using my gift to minister to a lost soul or a fellow Christian mom. It could even be a way of providing for my family financially. Basically, God is a part of it from the beginning (giving of my gift and talents) to the creative implementation and finally the outcome or results of using them. I definitely see all of this from a new perspective — one that brings me to my knees in praise to God and humbleness.
After reading this book, I am reevaluating my what, why and how involved in reviewing books on my blog, as well as using my spiritual gift of teaching.
This is a favorite! Enjoy.
About the Book
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 important as that of a pastor or missionary?
– What does it look like to create not to make a name for myself but to glorify God and serve others?
– How can I use my work to fulfill Jesus’s command to create disciples?
– Will what I make today matter in eternity?
Includes compelling stories from an eclectic group of 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.
About the Author
Jordan Raynor is a serial entrepreneur and bestselling author who leads a growing community of Christians following God’s call to create. He currently serves as the CEO of the venture-backed tech startup, Threshold 360. He is also a cofounder of Citizinvestor, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform for government projects. His book Startup Stories debuted in the #1 bestseller spot in multiple Amazon categories, including entrepreneurship and Christian business. Jordan has twice been selected as a Google Fellow and served in the Bush White House in 2006. He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his wife and their two young daughters.
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