Four in the Garden: A Spiritual Allegory About Trust

Four in the Garden: A Spiritual Allegory About Trust

by Rick Hocker
Four in the Garden: A Spiritual Allegory About Trust

Four in the Garden: A Spiritual Allegory About Trust

by Rick Hocker

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"This book definitely inspired me to trust more fully in God." -Pastor Doug McCoy, Columbus, OH

"A must read for anyone on a spiritual journey." -Richard Rohr, OFM, Founder, Center for Action and Contemplation, Author of 30 books

Imagine if you were the only human made by Creator and He wanted a relationship with you, but you found it difficult to relate to Him. This award-winning book challenges readers to trust in God in spite of our fears and misconceptions. A compelling, emotional, and thought-provoking allegory of one's relationship with God. In this spiritual fantasy, Creator makes one human, named Cherished. Instead of creating a second human to be a companion for Cherished, Creator desires to fill that role. Can this relationship work?

With the help of three Teachers, Cherished struggles to understand and trust Creator in the midst of disappointment and hardship. Cherished endures numerous challenges, all in preparation for the biggest crisis of all. In its underlying theme, this story presents life as a means for transformation provided we learn to entrust our experiences to God. 

To aid contemplation and spiritual growth, Four in the Garden is divided into short thematic chapters. Discussion questions are provided at the end of the book and at the book's web site,, download a free transcript of a speech by the author on the topic of trusting in God, the main theme of his book, Four in the Garden.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991557714
Publisher: Hocker Press
Publication date: 11/15/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 342
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Rick Hocker is a game programmer and artist. In 2004, he sustained a back injury that left him bed-ridden in excruciating pain for six months, followed by a long recovery. He faced the challenges of disability, loss of income, and mounting debt. After emerging from this dark time, he discovered that profound growth had occurred. Three years later, he had a dream that inspired him to write his award-winning book, "Four in the Garden." His goal was to help people have a close relationship with God and to share the insights he gained from the personal transformation that resulted from his back injury. Rick lives in Martinez, California.
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