Review: Called Out by Paula Faris

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

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.

Rating: 4-stars


Called Out by Paula Faris is her journey in which she shares the way she was called to God and how she found her purpose. It’s a good read. The layout was organized and well-done. I have not watched the TV programs in which Paula Faris was featured upon, but I was able to relate to some parts of her story. Like her, I too wanted the success and amazing career in life. In chasing that, I too, have distanced people from myself. However, there wasn’t anything so amazing about this book that would make it really stand out to me. I have read so many similar books like, Called Out, that they are all the same to me. I did enjoy her message of walking in God’s path and moving past one’s fears though, All in all, this read is great for busy people who have forgotten about God in their lives.


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