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Four in the Garden

A Spiritual Allegory About Trust

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.

Hocker Press, 9780991557707, 338pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2014