About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

May It Be So: Forty Days with the Lord's Prayer by Justin McRoberts & Scott Erickson

May It Be So: Forty Days with the Lord's PrayerABOUT THE BOOK

May It Be So: Forty Days with the Lord's Prayer by Justin McRoberts

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.


May I soberly remember that people will someday tell stories about the life I lived. And may that change the way I live between then and now. (Prayer 6)

This is just one of many short prayers that can be found in a new book by Justin McRoberts and Scott Erickson. May It Be So: Forty Days with the Lord's Prayer is their unique look at the beloved prayer found in Matthew 6:9-13 and they combine text and illustrations to give readers a new perspective.

The Lord's Prayer is referred to as the model prayer and most of us learned it at an early age. This book breaks it down, line by line, through using One-line Prayers, Imagery (black and white illustrations) , Meditations, and Suggested Practices to offer us a new way of seeing, hearing, and understanding His words. This is a small book but its 128 pages are overflowing with inspiration and motivation. I especially liked the suggested prayers and two of them especially resonated with me.

May I offer help far more readily than I offer criticism. (Prayer 1)

May I have room for guilt to convict me without letting shame define me. (Prayer 33)

Reading this book has given me a whole new understanding of The Lord's Prayer. May It Be So is a book to be treasured and I highly recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Waterbrook. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Justin McRoberts is an author, speaker, retreat leader and songwriter from the San Francisco Bay area. McRoberts began his career writing and releasing two albums with 5 Minute Walk before the label disbanded in 2001. Since then He has released eleven studio projects, several EPs, and three books.
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Scott Erickson is a touring painter, performance artist, and creative storyteller who mixes autobiography, biblical narrative, and aesthetics to create art that speaks to our deepest experiences. Scott lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and three children. For more information, visit www.scottericksonart.com.

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