At just thirty-five, Megan Alexander has successfully built a career in the competitive television industry without compromising her faith and values. But while she has experienced the triumphs of that dynamic entertainment lifestyle, she knows how difficult it can be for Christian women to get ahead in their careers and simultaneously navigate their roles at home and in their faith. She offers a fresh and millennial-centered perspective on how to build a successful career while being married and raising a family.
In Faith in the Spotlight, Megan addresses how to succeed in your career while also staying true to one's beliefs. She gives inspiring, real-life examples of why women can--and should--lead in the workplace. She also shares valuable insight and behind-the-scenes stories from her interviews with famous athletes, media moguls, entertainers, and more. Drawing on her experience, she offers advice for plotting a career path, negotiating job contracts, competing and succeeding with the best and the brightest, and navigating difficult situations while maintaining strong faith and values. She also writes about the importance of mentors, coping with rejection, handling high-pressure situations, and the ways being a Christian fulfills her role in a superficial society. Faith in the Spotlight is an intelligent, thought-provoking book about achieving success, and will leave anyone empowered to dive into their career
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-09-19
- Reviewer: Staff
Todays young Christian women who wonder whether they will be able to pursue professional careers and maintain their religious values in a highly competitive, secular job market will find an inspiring example in Alexanders highly successful career in broadcasting. In this autobiography, the 35-year-old Alexander recounts her journey, dreams, concerns, and triumphs as a college student and a young professional who never gave up on her ambitions to become a broadcastereventually reaching her goal as a correspondent on Inside Edition and a special correspondent for CBS Thursday Night Football, while also getting married and raising two children. Alexander offers advice based on her personal experiences dealing with high-level executives in the entertainment and broadcasting industries: My purpose in sharing these stories and others throughout the book is to encourage people who want to pursue and thrive in a career, she writes. Alexander uses scriptural quotes and references sparingly but effectively. Each chapter ends with a Takeaway that consists of several main points from the chapter and an encouraging mini-essay from a well-known professionalmainly writers, entertainment industry leaders, and actors. Focusing on young women who may be hesitant to be assertive in their career ambitions, Alexanders book will also serve Christian women who have managed to take on arduous professional careers and be wives and mothers at the same time. (Oct.)