Monday, May 31, 2021

It Is What You Make Of It

  ~ I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~


Justin McRoberts dares you to move beyond “it is what it is” thinking and become an agent of love and redemption in your household, neighborhood, and workplace.

“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.

Purchase Links

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One (or more) Sentence Summary:  This would make an amazing graduation gift (high school or  college).  I say "it is what it is," a lot at work.  I am a CPA so my mind tends to work with numbers and formulas that don't change.  It Is What You Make Of It really helped me take a look at approaching things in my life differently.  I don't have to accept everything and I can't wait for someone else to "fix it".  After each chapter is a serious of questions/exercises you can do which is a great supplement to the book. I also love that it is available in audio as I am a huge fan of audio books.

TLC Book Tour:  Make sure you check out the other reviews and instagram features.

Review tour:

Monday, May 24th: @irishgirliereads

Tuesday, May 25th: Blooming with Books – excerpt/guest post

Wednesday, May 26th: Nurse Bookie and @nurse_bookie

Thursday, May 27th:

Friday, May 28th: Blunt Scissors Book Reviews and @bluntscissorsbookreviews (audiobook)

Sunday, May 30th: She Just Loves Books and @shejustlovesbooks (audiobook)

Monday, May 31st: Seaside Book Nook (audiobook)

Tuesday, June 1st: The Sketchy Reader

Wednesday, June 2nd: @createexploreread (audiobook)

Thursday, June 3rd: Stranded in Chaos and @sarastrand9438

Friday, June 4th: Leighellen Landskov and @mommaleighellensbooknook

Monday, June 7th: From the TBR Pile – excerpt

Tuesday, June 8th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom – review and excerpt

Wednesday, June 9th: @reading_with_nicole

Thursday, June 10th: @jenniaahava

Friday, June 11th: What is That Book About – excerpt

Monday, June 14th: @legallyblondeandbookish

Wednesday, June 16th: @rozierreadsandwine (audiobook)

Thursday, June 17th: Tabi Thoughts – review and excerpt

Friday, June 18th: @bookshelfmomma (audiobook)

Instagram feature tour:

Monday, June 21st: @lyon.brit.andthebookshelf

Tuesday, June 22nd: @travelerswife4life

Wednesday, June 23rd: @lovelyplacebooks

Thursday, June 24th: @lovemybooks2020

Thursday, June 24th: @soulofabookworm

Friday, June 25th: @thecalicobooks

Friday, June 25th: @mom_loves_reading

Saturday, June 26th: @what.ems.reading

Sunday, June 27th: @books_faith_love

Justin McRoberts lives in the Oakland–San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Amy, and two children. He is the author of four books, including Prayer: 40 Days of Practice and May It Be So: 40 Days with the Lord’s Prayer. Justin’s sixteen albums and EPs have gained him a faithful audience among listeners nationwide since 1999.

Justin leans on his over twenty years in the arts and ministry to mentor and coach artists and pastors in person as well as over video calls. He is also the host of the podcast @ Sea with Justin McRoberts and co-founding pastor of Shelter-Vineyard Church Community in Concord, CA. Justin regularly travels to speak at churches and colleges, as well as leads retreats for ministry staff, college students, and young adults.

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