Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Called Out By Paula Faris

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.

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Paula Faris is a television correspondent for ABC News and host of the ABC podcast Journeys of Faith. From 2014 to 2018, Faris was co-anchor of Good Morning America Weekend. She also was co-host of The View for seasons 19-21. Faris graduated from Cedarville University with a degree in broadcast communications. She lives with her husband and three children in New York. 

My Thoughts...
I have always enjoyed watching Faris, I could never understand why she took a seat on The View. She had no place on that awful show. I love when she is on Good Morning America. So getting to read about her vocational calling and how (she admits this) she was a workaholic. Hearing about her journey was like sitting with a close friend and hearing them tell YOU  their story.
I felt a connection to Faris. I have so much respect for her after reading this.
This is a very inspiring read, full of hope and encouraging advice and so honest.
I gave this book 4 stars. I HIGHLY recommend it.
  The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. I love Paula and Ginger, I read Ginger's book after you featured it on your blog. I need to get a copy of Paula's now. Thanks for telling us about it.

  2. I want to read this one, I love her.

  3. I will say this again, this blog has been sharing the best books lately. I love it.

  4. I love this review, I have to have a copy of this.