In this fresh look at finding a balance between work and sabbath rest, Justin McRoberts leads readers on their journey from the false self to the true self, discovering that growth and maturity take root in the knowledge of their belovedness in Christ.
In this fresh look at finding a balance between work and sabbath rest, Justin McRoberts leads readers on their journey from false self to true self, discovering that growth and maturity take root in the knowledge of their belovedness in Christ.
In his two decades working as a full-time artist and spiritual guide, Justin McRoberts has experienced first-hand the tension between "The Hustle" and "Self Care." In recent years, that conversation has turned into an argument as people have suggested that one is more important than the other. But Justin disagrees entirely with such a one-sided approach.
Justin says, "My natural posture is not work, nor is my natural posture rest. My natural posture is belovedness, and both work and rest spring from my belovedness, and return me to it." In this book, he uses humorous and poignant stories to help readers discover the deep truths about us being laborers for/with Christ, empowered by the Spirit, as well as worshipers of God the Father. Readers will learn how
- Sabbath is a gift and a practice that frees us from the anxiety of proving ourselves
- They are loved and valued by God for who and whose they are—not for what they do
- Rest is not the absence of work; it is what gives work meaning
- We can love our world and the people in it through what we do
We are not tools in God's tool belt, valued only for our gifts and talents. Nor are we ascetics called to abandon "daily life" to find God in the desert. We are beloved by the One who holds all things together . . . including our need to work and our need to rest.More info →
"It is what it is”
—a common phrase you hear and maybe even say yourself. But the truth is that there is not one square inch in the whole domain of our human existence that simply is what it is. Justin McRoberts invites you to embrace a new mindset: it is what you make of it.
With warmth, wisdom, and humor, McRoberts shares key moments from his twenty-plus years as an artist, church planter, pastor, singer-songwriter, author, neighbor, and father, passing on lessons and practices learned about making something good from what you’ve been given rather than simply accepting things as they are.
Thought-provoking but actionable, It Is What You Make of It declares that love doesn’t just win, mercy doesn’t just triumph, and light doesn’t just cast out shadow. Rather, such renewal requires the work of human hands and hearts committed to a vision of a world made right (or at least a little better). When we partner with God in these endeavors, we love the world well and honor the Creator in whose image we are made.
We will not be remembered for who our parents were or where we were born or what our socioeconomic circumstances were.
We won’t be remembered for our natural talents and strengths or the opportunities we were given or the challenges we faced. In the end, each of us will be remembered for what we made with what we were given.
Combining prayers in two languages--words and images--this contemporary prayer guide will help you spend time in conversation with God.
As people of faith, we all struggle at times to sustain a flourishing prayer life--a loss felt all the more keenly in these times of confusion, political turbulence, and global calamity. This unique book offers a timeless solution for the spiritual and skeptical alike.
Combining story-driven reflections with visual and written prayers, this simple 40-day prayer guide will help you reconnect with God as you rediscover your own ongoing conversation with Him. Using the familiar refrains in the Lord's Prayer as a guide, this groundbreaking resource invites you to reconnect with God creatively and organically.More info →
A simple yet profound guide to facilitate the instinctively human desire to pray.
We pray because we are human, not because we are religious. Something in our nature points beyond itself; something in us searches for and desires a personal connection with God. Although communicating with our Creator through prayer is innate, the effective practice of it often feels just beyond our reach.
This unique book guides you to pray in deeper and more authentic ways. The short prayers and thought-provoking imagery, interspersed with contemplative reflections and suggested practices, will stir, inform, and encourage you. The simplicity of the prayers and the aesthetic appeal of the images will inspire people in every facet of life, including those with no real religious background at all.
In Title Pending, Justin McRoberts shares stories and insights from his own creative journey. Since 1998, he's been honing his craft on the road as a songwriter, speaker, author and an advocate. For the first time, Justin shares the disciplines of his own creative process and the principles that will help you in your next creative endeavor.More info →
This expanded edition is a full-collor edition and features beautiful design work by Gregory Madsen as well as sculpture and interviews with brilliant artists, Macha Suzuki, Dylan Mortimer and Laura VanDuren. Centered on a series of letters written for friends and loved ones, Justin McRoberts' CMYK is a celebration of community and an invitation to see the process of faith and life lived among particular people. Rounded out by reflections on the essence and practice of community, CMYK isn’t a “how-to” manual for healthy relationships so much as it is a sincere encouragement that they are worth working for.More info →
Centered on a series of letters written for friends and loved ones, Justin McRoberts' CMYK is a celebration of community and an invitation to see the process of faith and life lived among particular people. Rounded out by reflections on the essence and practice of community, CMYK isn’t a “how-to” manual for healthy relationships so much as it is a sincere encouragement that they are worth working for.More info →