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A Review of 

Prayer: Forty Days of Practice
Justin McRoberts, Scott Erickson

Paperback, 2016
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Reviewed by C. Christopher Smith


The new book Prayer: Forty Days of Practice by Justin McRoberts and Scott Erickson is a unique book, that doesn’t teach us how to pray or offer a theology of prayer. Rather, what this elegant little book does is to offer a series of simple, but compelling images and brief guided prayers that are paired with each image. (See examples below)

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A Review of

CMYK: The Process of Life Together
Justin McRoberts

Paperback: McRoberts, 2013
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Reviewed by C. Christopher Smith
Earlier this summer, I did something that I almost never do: I picked up a book on a Sunday afternoon and read it from cover to cover. This book, I would hasten to add, was no ordinary book, it was singer/song-writer Justin McRoberts’s iconoclastic work, CMYK: The Process of Life Together.  I was struck how Justin developed key themes that were very similar to those that John Pattison and I addressed in our book Slow Church – specifically, the messiness and beauty and joy of sharing life in our church communities – and yet he did so in a way that was so vastly different from our book.  I was struck by the central image of color printing that gave the book its title and structure. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key (a.k.a. Black) are the four distinct colors that when combined can produce any color as part of the traditional four-color printing process.  McRoberts writes:
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