Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk

Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk


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 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?
To answer these questions, Raynor shares 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. Raynor's "show" rather than "tell," story-driven style makes you feel as if you are sitting at the feet of some of the godliest and most successful entrepreneurs of all time.
Perfectly poised to reach today's growing creative class, this unique work restores God's position as the first entrepreneur, helping readers see the eternal value in the work they do today.

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  • 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 star...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 chang...

  • 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 Publis...

  • Jodi

    I loved this book! I never looked at God’s creation of the Universe and us as him being an entrepreneur. I’m guilty of creating my business The Resume Studio as a means to make a living but never ...

  • 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 intim...

  • 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...

  • 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 i...