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.

I write & speak on three main subjects:



Sacred Strides

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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 we’ve been given rather than simply accepting things as they are. 

May It Be So

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.


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 personal connection with God. Although communicating with our Creator through prayer is innate, the effective practice of it often feels just beyond our reach.

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Justin 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.


Centered on a series of letters written for friends and loved ones, Justin McRoberts’ CMYK is an invitation to see the process of faith and life lived among particular people.

“The gift of this CMYK Project is that it brings the rare combination of Biblical faith and raw life together.” – Mark Labberton

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.

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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