The Hollywood producer, preacher, motivational speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of The Wait shares the spiritual lessons he learned about success in one of the most secular places: Hollywood.
DeVon Franklin shocked many of his Christian friends when he told them he was pursuing a career in Hollywood, a place widely seen as the antithesis of Christian values of faith. Yet DeVon knew that by doing so, he was living out God’s calling. That decision would have a profound impact on his success in life and his religious beliefs, lessons which he now shares.
While God gave him the talent and drive to achieve his dreams, he is clear that "the Church didn’t teach me how to be successful. Hollywood did." In The Hollywood Commandments, the prominent film executive and producer reveals how his twenty years in the entertainment business have provided some of the most surprising and important lessons about God’s intention for our success—lessons he has used to build a thriving life and career that glorifies God, whether he’s working on a movie set, meeting with celebrities, collaborating with directors, or negotiating with agents.
At the heart of this wise and reflective book is the surprising revelation that finding joy and success from secular sources is part of God’s plan. Blending spiritual wisdom and Hollywood insider stories, and told in his charismatic voice, The Hollywood Commandments shows us how to live out the fullness of our calling in all facets of our lives—our careers, our relationships, and our faith.