Four in the Garden: A Christian Fantasy about Spiritual Growth and Transformation (Paperback)

A Christian Fantasy about Spiritual Growth and Transformation

By Rick Hocker

Hocker Press, 9780991557707, 338pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2014



Newly updated as of June, 2017.
"This book definitely inspired me to trust more fully in God."
--Pastor Doug McCoy, Pleasant Hill, CA

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

An unusual retelling of the Garden of Eden story, Four in the Garden is a thought-provoking allegory of one's relationship with God. In this spiritual fantasy, Creator makes only 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?

This inspirational book challenges readers to trust in God because trust is the means by which we are transformed. To aid contemplation and spiritual growth, Four in the Garden is divided into short thematic chapters and free discussion questions are available at

On 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.