The Master's Garden: An Allegory of Abiding in the Vine
This witty tale will teach you what it truly means to abide in Christ, the Vine–from a plant’s point of view!
Come into the fantasy world of Plantasia where plants come alive! See what happens when a spindly rose, who yearns to be more than she is, meets the Master Gardener. Listen in on the conversations she has with the Gardener, Mighty Oak, Ginni (the Obedient Plant), and Mr. Bugleweed. Learn with her as she discovers the secrets of how to abide in the Vine and experience true riches.
What others are saying about The Master’s Garden
Reading good books is not one of my strengths, but what a blessing it was to read The Master’s Garden! This is a masterful piece of work and a delightful, fictional story, that is full of great biblical truths! The love of God is clearly shown through the character of the Gardener and what a great example of what the Christian life looks like through the different plant characters. This story is perfect for any age and a great tool to draw many to the Savior! Well done Rose!
~Vance Hunt, Elder MABC
After reading this delightful, spiritually rich allegory, I can honestly say I better understand what abiding in the Vine means.
~Andy Terryn, IPM National Missionaries in Uruguay
I love how the author brings the reader into the garden. I can visualize talking with the plants and the Master Gardener as I traveled through the garden. The story has led me back to God’s love and compassion with new eyes and a hunger to truly know God more.
I have always been intrigued with the analogy of abiding in the Vine found in John 15 of the Bible. Perhaps it’s because I am a gardener and I can understand the comparison better than those who don’t play in the dirt. But it wasn’t until my Lord gave me this unusual idea of a strange world with talking plants that I came to a much deeper understanding of what it means to abide in Christ.
I am so grateful that the Lord has allowed me to combine my horticultural expertise with my biblical knowledge in this allegory. I have written this story in a way that even if you don’t know the first thing about gardening, you will be able to understand what it means to abide in Christ.
I know that this book will help young and old alike to find true significance under the care of God, the Gardener. I pray that includes you!
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener…you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
(John 15:1, 5)
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