Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in My Garden

Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in My Garden

by Jedidiah Snyder

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Jesus used gardening metaphors to communicate deep spiritual truths. He spoke of good soil, bad fruit, us as branches, and him as the true, life-giving vine.

Seasoned home gardener and pastor Jed Snyder knows well the delights and frustrations of cultivating flowers, fruits and vegetables. As a happy by-product of his labor, he has also cultivated wisdom. In Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in My Garden, Jed observes that our lives unfold in many ways like a garden, with seasons of sunshine and seasons of rain. We can't always control our environment, but as Jed illustrates, we can tend our gardens with care, grow deeper in faith, honor Christ more completely, and enjoy a sweet, eternal harvest.

"It is well-known by everyone that the teaching of Jesus was often illustrated by references to agriculture and gardening. Even for people not familiar with the intricacies of gardening, Snyder's book sheds light on important spiritual issues that we all face in our lives."

-David Aikman, award-winning journalist and former TIME Magazine correspondent; multi-published author of When the Almond Tree Blossoms

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BN ID: 2940158816758
Publisher: Deep River Books
Publication date: 11/10/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 108
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jed Snyder (DMin and PhD, Trinity Theological Seminary) is the founder and president of Jesus Everyday Ministries and pastor of Augusta Street Church in West Colombia, South Carolina. Jed enjoys gardening, refinishing furniture, and penning an inspirational column for his hometown newspaper. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children and seven grandchildren.

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