The OWN Ambassadors were first introduced to DeVon Franklin when he appeared as a guest on Super Soul Sunday with Oprah Winfrey in June 2012. In this interview, DeVon spoke about his life, faith, and book Produced by Faith and how the constant presence of God imbued every moment, memory, and vision for his life.
Produced by Faith is a must-read for anyone embarking on their career, in the midst of their career, or in the process of making a career transition. The book’s power lies in its prolific insights couched in compassion and a core commitment to faith as the central genesis of one’s career progression. In Produced by Faith, DeVon Franklin expertly uses the analytic framework of the development and production stages in a film’s creation as lenses through to study our search for life’s purpose.
The book is a beautiful combination of deeply spiritual introspection and practical career strategy, which makes DeVon’s powerful assertion about the role faith plays in our careers all the more revolutionary. He does not deal with the concepts of ambition, success, and drive in isolation from a faith-based life, instead focusing on how orienting our careers to service automatically infuses our daily work with a spiritual component. Through this book, I began to clearly understand for the first time how work is indeed a form of worship and how our careers provide us all with the opportunity to use our skills, talents, and abilities to rise into the highest expression of ourselves.
Produced by Faith came into my life at a particularly relevant moment. Around the time of the Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday interviewContinue Reading