Called Out: Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs for a Life of True Calling

Called Out: Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs for a Life of True Calling


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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764235436
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/21/2020
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 70,498
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Paula Faris is a television correspondent for ABC News and host of the ABC podcast Journeys of Faith. From July 18, 2014, until July 22, 2018, Faris was coanchor of Good Morning America Weekend. She was also cohost of The View for seasons 19-21. Faris graduated from Cedarville University with a degree in journalism. She lives with her husband and three children in New York.

Table of Contents

1 News Anchor Kills Career Over Burger and Fries 11

2 Girl Misses Her Faith Calling, Settles for Drug of Choice-Success 25

3 Interview with an International Spy: Clarifying Calling 41

4 The Calling Bigger than My Fear 55

5 How to Cultivate a Desire Bigger than Any Fear 69

6 Out of the Comfort Zone, through the Fear 83

7 An Impostor in New York 99

8 Trading One Identity for Another 115

9 How Martha Becomes Mary 127

10 The Year of Hell, the Year of Waking Up 139

11 The Vine of Faith Calling, the Branches of Vocational Calling 153

12 The Journey to Faith through Incremental Change 169

Afterword Max Lucado 183

Acknowledgments 185

Notes 189

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