The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success

The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success

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The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success by DeVon Franklin, Tim Vandehey

Secular and spiritual success are not opposites. To have one, you need the other.

You can be wildly successful without losing your faith. In fact, your secular success will strengthen your faith if you allow it. Too often we believe that success in secular environments contradicts the core principles of faith, but the opposite is true: Your faith was designed to thrive in the secular world and to transform it as a result. You may never experience the true fulfillment you were created for until you pursue the secular ambitions in your heart.

New York Times bestselling author DeVon Franklin knows this to be true. In The Hollywood Commandments, the prominent Hollywood producer and spiritual success coach reveals 10 life-changing lessons picked-up from his over-twenty-year career in the entertainment business. You won’t learn these lessons in the church yet they will help you achieve an amazing life and thriving career that glorifies God. The Hollywood Commandments will help you:

  • Identify how to use what makes you unique to propel your career.
  • Overcome fear and build the courage to pursue new opportunities waiting for you.
  • Gain the confidence to make important life decisions with greater peace and clarity.
  • Negotiate the life and career advancement you deserve.

No, you don’t have to work in Hollywood for this book to work for you, these "commandments" apply to every walk of life! If you are stuck, looking for the secrets to advance your career, or have a feeling there’s more to life, this book is for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062684257
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/26/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 79,650
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

DeVon Franklin is a bestselling author, spiritual success coach, and the CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a production company in conjunction with 20th Century Fox. He is the producer of the box office hit Miracles from Heaven and the animated film, The Star. He's Dr. Oz's go-to for spiritual success coaching on The Dr. Oz Show and he's the co-host of the TLC event series, This Is Life Live.

Variety named DeVon one of the "10 Producers to Watch" and Beliefnet called him one of the "Most Influential Christians Under 40." He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Wait, co-written with his wife, award-winning actress Meagan Good and the best-selling Produced By Faith.

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The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has blessed my life in a very positive way! The Hollywood Commandments is a book that covers any profession and is filled with SEVERAL golden nuggets that anyone can apply. Devon does a great job of outlining several personal experiences that he has used from his 20 plus years experience in Hollywood and narrowing it down to a glimpse of life and career lessons that will enhance your secular success while applying spiritual principles. This book is one of the few "How to" guides in the market that will guide you through using your spiritual abilities to gain success that is rarely taught in the church. It is a must read for all levels of college/career professionals.
Marsha_Randolph More than 1 year ago
I firmly believe that God wants His children to work everywhere, including Hollywood; we are to be the light where there is darkness. THE HOLLYWOOD COMMANDMENTS- A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success by DeVon Franklin with Tim Vandehey shares wisdom necessary for those who have a desire to work secular jobs especially Hollywood. I find it amazing that this easy to read yet informative book has been released as reports of sexual inappropriateness in Hollywood are being revealed among the entertainment elites. Nothing happens by accident or coincidence and as this writer believes he has been lead by God to write this book I believe God knew what would be presented in the news at the time of its' release. It is important to know that you do not have to be in Hollywood to glean wisdom from this book. Anyone who has dreams of success in a career even within the church should know the 10 principles revealed: Your Prayers Alone Aren’t Enough You Are The Talent You Have to Carry a Crown Before You Can Wear One You Have to Know the Rules to Play the Game Your Gut is Hiding God You Get What You Negotiate (Not What You’re Worth) You Must Master the Walk of Faith Your Difference Is Your Destiny Your Amnesia Is Your Asset Your World Is Smaller Than You Think Many Christians have become caught up in the ways of this world , we were commanded to be in the world but not of, like, the world. Read each of these principles, commandments, again- it is foundational wisdom for anyone moving into adulthood. For me THE HOLLYWOOD COMMANDMENTS is confirmation that I am doing the right thing in not compromising who I am in exchange for more books sold. For others this book will be a reality check, a reminder that as children of God they need to live as such. GET THIS THE HOLLYWOOD COMMANDMENTS. — written by Marsha L F Randolph Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan and following DeVon for some time now and couldn't wait to check out his new book. DeVon has always been someone that I admire for the way he carries himself, holds firm to his faith and spiritual walk all the while succeeding in not just a secular profession but one that in most people's minds is the complete opposite of spiritual. I was anxious to check out this book because it seemed to speak on that very point, spiritual vs secular. As soon as I received the book I immediately got to reading it. Boy was I blown away from even just reading the introduction! Right from the start the DeVon drops wisdom and I knew I was about to be on a journey filled with knowledge, enlightenment, revelation and guidance. I enjoyed the book so much that I took what I like to call the "wine approach" which means instead of just consuming the book at a normal pace, I took my time and sipped each chapter. I made sure to deliberately read each page at a pace where I could not only read its words but allow myself to absorb what DeVon was saying and time to reflect on it. I may have taken longer than most but felt that the pace was perfect because had I read at normal pace with highlighters, the book would've looked like a highlighter spilled on each and every page and I would have to go back over and over to fully grasp each bit of insight. I highly recommend this amazing book that will equip you with how to navigate success in a secular field without losing your spirituality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is exciting and hard to put down! I loved reading this book, it was like taking a class in success 101! The information was an accumulation of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. There is so much meat in this book, there is hardly any room for the potatoes and veggies it serves as well ( metaphor) you can eat on this all day! Chapter 3: You Have To Carry A Crown Before You Wear One, is pure truth wrapped in wisdom. We live in a world that tells you to do you, serve you and take selfies while you do it! This is not how you achieve success, it is and will always come from who you serve. Many lessons have come from serving a mentor, which gives you access to information and experiences that will help you climb the latter of success. Devon Franklin holds nothing back in this book! He teaches from over 20yrs of experience in the business. It is like sitting down with a Hollywood producer and getting all the information you need to reach your highest potential. I absolutely recommend this book for everyone whether you are in Hollywood, have a business and even for those seeking a relationship. The Hollywood Commandments will not only change your life, it will change how you live your life...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Hollywood Commandments Is A Game Changer After reading The Hollywood Commandments, I've never felt more alive. I understand my purpose, my mind is clear, and the fog has dissipated. I no longer doubt my intuition or my relationship with God. My faith is restored because the water was murky. Now the stream is clear and vivid. The Hollywood Commandments will remain on my night-stand as a constant guide, just like my bible. What you do now is the foundation, building your bridge for what yet is to manifest. Keep shaping and molding your life until you're prepared for the opportunity waiting. The knowledge from the book is a blessing. Devon dives deeply into life situations, teaching the How's, and the most valuable lesson in knowing "When To Say When"! Devon describes his struggles, obstacles and opportunities turned into blessings right before you. This book reaches the soul. The words are worthy of your time; providing a lifetime of guidance, applicable to all situations, difficulties, and challenges.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly believe that The Hollywood Commandments is the next How To Win Friends & Influence People. Both books teach fundamental truths about how to be successful in your professional life and dealing with people, but they differ in their approach. The Hollywood Commandments is your spiritual guide to secular success. For me, DeVon has been like a compass steering me in the direction of my dreams and showing me the path to success without compromising my values or faith. Currently, I’m in a point in my career where I feel stuck and have become frustrated that I’m not where I want to be professionally. The third commandment has taught me that in order to rise to the top, I need to carry a crown before I can wear one. Also, it has taught me to find value and opportunity in every level of service. Every experience (whether it’s directly or indirectly related to my job) is preparation for the next level of my career. Lastly, my advice to you is to not rush through the book. Take your time to reflect and digest the content and all its gems. By doing so you’ll grow in wisdom, peace, patience and faith. To get the most out of The Hollywood Commandments, review it regularly and apply the principles you learn at every opportunity. Blessings and happy reading!!
Zakiya Young More than 1 year ago
I had been praying about how to take my acting career to the next level and was looking for resources to guide me. However, I was unable to find someone from the business side of the entertainment industry to give me insight on how things really work in the industry. The Hollywood Commandments by DeVon Franklin did all of that and more. The knowledge shared in this book can benefit anyone who has a desire to step into the fullness of who God created them to be. And something I really liked was that you don't have to be in the entertainment industry or in Hollywood to benefit from reading this book. DeVon generously shares years of experience and insight like a coach/friend/mentor/big brother - and backs everything up with scripture. This book is encouraging, insightful and impactful - you won't regret reading it. I have been recommending this to all of my friends and pre-ordering copies one by one to send to my friends - as my budget allows. I'm going to read it again!
QEW More than 1 year ago
The Hollywood Commandments is an outstanding read! DeVon Franklin has produced yet another masterpiece. Filled with such compassionate insight, this book is inundated with gems such as: "You are the talent" "Your difference is your destiny" "Free to be who God created you to be" Truly, DeVon has shared his heart in this invigorating and eye-opening work of excellence. The profound message of hope, encouragement, inspiration, and love is evident throughout this amazing guide to success. As the epitome of phenomenal success, DeVon Franklin helps you to see that you can be wildly successful without losing your faith. This Hollywood CEO has held nothing back. He shares his reader life principles that help you achieve true fulfillment. Additionally, DeVon Franklin has conveyed a message of love so desperately needed in the world. We have been served a delicious cuisine that keeps on giving. Thank you, DeVon Franklin ! That was exquisite!
Nekeya More than 1 year ago
The Hollywood Commandments book is phenomenal and insightful! This book inspired me to increase my faith in God and believe in myself to take it to another level in every area and aspect of my life…to walk boldly in my purpose and uniqueness. This book also inspired me stop ignoring my gut instinct and to kick my fears to the curb! I love the lessons of The Hebrew Boys. A few of my favorite quotes from the book: “We find that success comes from being the distinctive person God created us to be.” “Integrity equals peace and it also fuels something priceless and irreplaceable: your reputation.” “Our purpose is the divine reason behind our creation.” “Peace is a magnet for purpose and prosperity.” Thank you so much DeVon Franklin!! It is an honor to be a part of The DeVon Franklin Book Launch Team. I ordered additional copies of this book to gift it to my some of my family members, friends, and coworkers so that they can be inspired and empowered as well. This book is absolutely a MUST read! It will bless your whole life.