What would it be like 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.
Rick Hocker's Four in the Garden challenges the reader and offers guidance even when all seems lost. I enjoyed the fact that the book had a message of where true hope and direction comes from.
Rick Hocker has written a unique spiritual fantasy of a transcendental ordeal. His description of the ecstatic mystical experience is unparalleled.
Rick Hocker has fast become a favorite author of mine thanks to his astonishing book, this is because never before have I been so moved and touched by a story. As I was turning the pages, I was doing so with haste because the story was so engrossing and enriching that I could not stop racing through it. If you are a reader who wantes to get lost in an incredible book that is hard to forget, then Four in the Garden is for you!
This allegorical gem describes one's pilgrimage toward a meaningful connection with God. The author, Rick Hocker, distills one's relationship with God to its purest form where inward truthfulness and surrender lead to intimate communion. With vivid storytelling, Four in the Garden illustrates how both trust and love transform us, and how fear and ego obscure our True Self. A must read for anyone on a spiritual journey.
Not often does a writer appear on the literary scene with such an unforgettable story as Four in the Garden. A beautifully written, emotionally fulfilling read.
Four in the Garden won an award from the Readers’ Favorite Book Award Contest. The author, Rick Hocker, will be flying to Miami in November to attend the formal awards ceremony. Four in the Garden will be listed on www.bookawards.com, a premier site whose domain keywords receive 200,000 searches each month from literary enthusiasts looking for award-winning books.
Rick Hocker was profiled in Richard Rohr's daily meditation today. Richard Rohr is the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His popular daily blog goes out to over 300,000 people. The mention of Rick's book, Four in the Garden, catapulted the book into the number one spot on Amazon in multiple categories.