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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 listeners 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.

©2014 Rick Hocker (P)2019 Rick Hocker

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Easy and Fruitful Reading

I find most evangelical themed books require a high degree of concentration and a fair amount of intellectualizing. Not so with this audible book. It may seem disrespectful to my disciplinary mind to admit how much I enjoyed listening not analyzing, and I say easy listening. Yet, I know that listening here helped me look at my worthiness in my relationship with my higher power, God. Thank you for your creativity in writing this book

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Profound and Biblically Based

I listened to "Four in the Garden" by Rick Hocker (Author), and Nicholas Messina (narrator) as an audiobook, which provided a whole different experience for me.

The narrator was excellent, and I really enjoyed the plotline. The symbolism was very well done, and as someone who enjoys allegory, I found "Four in the Garden" intriguing and captivating.

The message is profound and biblically-based. I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys novels similar to Pilgrim's Progress or CS Lewis' Narnia Series or Space Trilogy.

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A thought-provoking spiritual book

This book really makes you think about life and God while providing an entertaining story.