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learning to Be loved

Finding Your Way From Distressed To Rest

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About the book

In learning to BE LOVED, Finding Your Way from Distressed to Rest, you will encounter the gentle always-pursuing love of God. You will discover that He loves to meet and talk with you about everything you are concerned with. You will be invited to consider Words of invitation, truth and promise that Holy Spirit brought to Janis during a time of great distress. These Words will be signposts where you may listen for your own treasure that may be hidden at each seemingly small ‘dot on the map’ of this Word journey.

Abba Father has heard and captured every single tear you have cried. He is patiently intentional to bring His healing Presence in Jesus to your worst trauma and transform it into your greatest Victory. In learning to BE LOVED, you will discover a whole new way of living, free from disturbance and distress. You will learn to live and experience what it is to be genuinely Loved, joyfully at Rest in the heart of God.

“Your words were found and I ate them; and Your words were to me a joy and the rejoicing of my heart.” Jeremiah 15:16 AMPC

My Gift to YOU

Janis' writing PULLS YOU INTO THE BEAUTY OF GOD in great depth! She continually encourages to get the focus off of self towards God and His Kingdom. Her writing is LAYERED WITH INVITATION again and again as she comes at it from different angles. God is definitely extending an invitation, in a GENTLE AND LOVELY way, to all who are reading, to come into His arms of love, safety, and truth. Possibilities to comprehend that He is real for each are found within BE LOVED, not just addressing the mind, but the spirit, as well as the heart, INVITING INTO THE REALM OF GOD’S KINGDOM.

Theora Meyers

House of Intrepid – Calgary, AB

In Be Loved, Janis Gilbertson bravely tells us her story of coming to a place of profound healing. She shares her stories with HONESTY, GRACE, HUMOUR AND VULNERABILITY. She also shares with us and expounds on specially chosen experiences, verses and quotes that have had a deep impact on her. And she explains how her spirituality and relationship with Jesus (and her cat!) has given her a safe haven to weather her emotional storms. Her writing holds acceptance of self and provides ENCOURAGEMENT TO OTHERS on their own healing journey. Janis has a FIERCE HEART and is a SURVIVOR. This shines through in her writing, encouraging all of us to meet our journey where we are at and to TAKE A CHANCE at beginning the baby steps that will help us to emerge from our protective shell and begin to heal at our own pace.

Onalea Gilbertson

Creator, Performer, Director on National and International stages

What a WONDERFUL TESTIMONY! In this book, Janis shares her experience of healing as she encounters the voice of the Wonderful Counselor. This book containing her story demonstrates that Jesus is alive today and is truly the healer of our hearts, the restorer of our souls and the deliverer of our lives. Jesus has given Janis a new life, and this is her testimony of the words He has spoken and the life He has given. May each reader also ENCOUNTER THE HEALING WORDS OF THE WONDERFUL COUNSELOR.

Dr. Mark Virkler

Communion with God Ministries


  • See and Hear how God speaks in intimate Relationship
  • Leave Behind every Distress by Receiving God’s Rest
  • Hear and Celebrate who Father God says you are
  • Have long ago Wounds Transformed into Joyful Calling and Purpose
  • BE LOVED – continually Held in the Father Heart of God

Janis is an author, wife, mom, and grandmother. By the Grace of God, she is a passionate writer and insightful intercessor, walking thankfully with Jesus for over 40 years. As an ardent lover of the Word and Spirit of God, Janis keeps her ear attuned to heaven, watching and listening for the voice of her Friend everywhere she goes.  Janis loves the ministry of small intimate group gatherings and inviting others to experience the healing Rest found in the Father heart of God. She lives with her husband Grant in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Encounter the gentle ALWAYS-PURSUING love of God.