You bring God joy …
and God intends the feeling to be mutual.
Delight! Discipleship As The Adventure Of Loving And Being Loved
By Justin Rossow
🏆 2020 BIBA® Award for the best independently published Christian book. 🏆
This book will help you lean into Joyful Delight, Thoughtful Delight, Playful Delight, Delicious Delight, and Desirable Delight in your life with God. Delight! invites you into a real, accessible, and down-to-earth way of experiencing the adventure of following Jesus.
Of course you will know struggle and failure. Of course you will know grief and shame. But you don’t have to carry the burden of getting your faith walk right; you already make Jesus jump for joy and sing his happy song. The Creator of the Universe thinks you’re something special. Even when life is confusing or difficult, the Spirit is shaping you with care and delight.
Are you tired of religion? Worn out by anxiety or doubt? Do you long for something more in your life of faith?
Lay down your burden. Take a deep breath. And let’s explore what it means to follow Jesus on the adventure of your life—an adventure marked by challenge and repentance and difficulty, but marked most fundamentally by mutual delight!
The LORD will take great delight in you; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
“These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.”
Hear author Justin Rossow read the Introduction and first chapter of Delight!
- Delight! comes with a reading plan and discussion questions, making it a perfect resource for reading with a friend or small group.
- The Next Step Podcast, available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Pandora, and Anchor, will be dedicating Season 3 to the Delight! book.
- The Next Step Community Facebook Page and blog offers Delight! related content and tentative plans are being made for a Visual Faith companion to Delight! for the spring of 2021.
- For sermon series materials or bulk pricing on orders of 50 or more books, please email Innovation@FindMyNextStep.org.
From the Book
Following Jesus isn’t supposed to weigh you down; it’s supposed to make you dance.
Following Jesus isn’t supposed to limit your fun; it’s supposed to open you up to freedom you have never known before.
Following Jesus isn’t a burden to carry, even when you carry your cross; to follow Jesus is certainly to know suffering and trouble and dying to self and struggling with doubt, but fundamentally—fundamentally!—following Jesus is about delight.
Jesus delights in you; and Jesus loves it when you feel the same about him. That’s what following Jesus is all about.
About the Author
Rev. Dr. Justin Rossow preaches, teaches, presents, and writes at the intersection of Scripture, culture, and metaphor theory. With 20 years of ministry experience focused especially on discipleship, Justin brings a refreshing and encouraging voice to the adventure of helping people delight in taking a next step.
Justin is known for his insight and energy, and writes like he talks: with humor, humility, and profound dependence on Jesus. His PhD in Theology and Culture helps bridge the academic and the practical; in his writing you’ll find depth, nuance, immediate application, and just plain fun.
Justin and his wife Miriam live in Michigan with their four children. He is the founder of Next Step Press and The Next Step Community.