Four in the Garden Book

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What 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.


“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, Author of 30 books, Founder, Center for Action and Contemplation

To aid contemplation and spiritual growth, Four in the Garden is divided into short thematic chapters and free discussion questions are available at the back of the book and here.


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Four in the Garden brought a time of spritual renewal for me.” —Jim Strouse, Vancouver, WA

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