Books & Speaking

In person or on paper, my hope and intention is to provide language and shape for your process of life and faith.  When all is said and done, I want to have loved my world well; writing, teaching and storytelling are my best efforts at doing that.


Prepared Talks & Shows

"May It Be So"

I believe we pray because we are human, not because we’re religious. This talk, which was originally designed to accompany the book “Prayer: 40 Days of Practice” and “May It Be So: 40 Days with the Lord’s Prayer,” is a humorous and enjoyable dive into the practice of prayer.


Highlighted by stories from my own journey towards true rest, “Stop” is a serious look at the Biblical commandment to Sabbath as well as an imaginative exploration of how we can faithfully live that commandment out right where we are.


Borrowing on over two decades of experience as a professional artist, I’ll not only offer practical steps, practices and disciplines to help you in your own creative endeavors but help you dig into why your art matters, whatever it is. I hope and believe the things I’ve learned on my own journey will enlighten and encourage yours.

Compassion International

Compassion International exists to rescue children from poverty in Jesus’ name. I love what they do for kids as well as love what happens in the lives of sponsors who support those kids. Involving Compassion in what I do means seeing both of the above things happen. It also means that Compassion will help to cover my expenses.

What they're saying.

What I love most about Justin’s ministry is that he is passionate and genuine. You walk away being inspired and energized to love God and love others, but in a very authentic way. Students are not necessary challenged to “take up a cause” or change the world, they are invited to consider the Gospel of grace and transformation and then to ask how God might be stirring them to action.

Derek Melleby

Executive Director, OneLife Institute & author of Make College Count: A Faithful Guide to Life and Learning

In our postmodern world, artists and storytellers hold the keys to people’s hearts. And there’s no artist our congregation has been more blessed by than Justin McRoberts. He beautifully weaves together story and song in ways that shed light on the deep pain of the human experience as well as the healing hope we find in Jesus. We like to entrust our entire Sunday morning service to him. People, young and old and from every place on the spiritual journey, are always touched by his message.

Brad Wong

Brad Wong, Lead Pastor, The River Church Community, San Jose


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