The news is hot right now for actress Megan Good. She has a new leading role on NBC in the network’s newest drama “Deception,” and is also working on several movies. But did you know that Mega Good’s husband DeVon Franklin is also making waves of his own?
Long before news broke of the two’s pairing, I was well familiar with DeVon. Having served as Executive Producer for one of my favorite movies “The Karate Kid,” I did some background research on the film and found DeVon’s name at the helm. I wanted to see what he was all about.
Shortly thereafter I discovered that he is not only Vice President of Productions for Columbia Pictures(Sony), but also a preacher, a motivational speaker, and an author. His book, “Produced by Faith: Enjoy Real Success without Losing Your True Self” was published in summer of 2012, and after learning about him and reading the book’s description, I decided to check it out for myself.
Produced by Faith is a great read for anyone who is looking for guidance with “the other side” of gaining and maintaining success. Using the processes of Hollywood movies, DeVon takes principles of business and shows how that can be applied to faith, and life, personal pursuit of success.
The book’s fourteen chapters take the reader through the entire journey of film-making—everything from finding ‘the big idea’ to ‘agreeing on the budget’ to ‘the sequel’ is covered.
DeVon backs every one of his concepts up with examples, and asks thought-provoking question at the end of each chapter such as:
I also noticed that there were 2 main themes in the book:
Strive for a “work-spirit” Balance vs. a “work-life” Balance
On this subject, he shares:
Exercise the Principles of Self-Disciple and Self-Awareness:
DeVon Franklin’s “Produced By Faith” is a very good and pleasantly knowledgeable read. His style of writing/speaking makes it easy to connect with the concepts he shares throughout the chapters. In my opinion, the book is almost like a guide—a blueprint for the mind and spirit. The information and strategies can not only help you, but also keep you balanced along your path to success.
You can find out more about “Produced by Faith: Enjoy Real Success without Losing Your True Self” by clicking >>Here<< or the ‘Recommends’ box to the right.
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Sounds like a book I’ll definitely be adding to my list!
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Greetings Patrick! Awesome! I’m glad that you enjoyed this review! Thank you so much for sharing here with me!
This sounds like a great book to read! So many times people seem to lose themselves or are not sure how to keep true to their person, while accepting all the great things that come with success.
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Greetings Arelis! I am glad that you enjoyed this review! And you are so right. This book is really a great guide to staying on track. Thank you so much for sharing here with me!
Haven’t read the book yet but loved him in his interview by Oprah last year. Charming, insightful, and inspirational. His authenticity really shone through.
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Greetings Emelia! You pointed out the thing that I admire about DeVon the most — his authenticity. He is just pure awesome! ~Thank you so much for sharing here with me!
Awesome review, Makeba! I am a huge fan of Devon’s! I loved the book too. You’re absolutely right… he’s definitely one to keep an eye on! He’s Soooooo inspiring! I think you did this book great justice in your review. I’m glad you were able to get the chance to read it. Consider this shared all over the place! Well done, Chica!
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Greetings Deone! Thank you so much — that means a lot coming from you!! You’re so right–DeVon is such an inspiration! I appreciate you sharing this review, too!! ~You’re the greatest!
Looks like a great book. From someone in the Hollywood world, he would have a great perspective.
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Greetings Sandy! It really is a great book–definitely one to read! ~Thank you so much for sharing here with me!