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Rooted in Good Soil: Cultivating and Sustaining Authentic Discipleship
Baker Books / 2010 / Paperback
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Just like a fruitful tree, authentic faith is the result of careful tending, the passage of time, and good growing conditions. According to Jesus's parable of the sower, true belief takes root in good soil. But how is this truth translated into changed lives? Pastor and farmer Tri Robinson invites you to cultivate a deep and lasting faith through this insightful exploration of Jesus's parable. In a culture that seems enamored with quick fixes and superficial amusements, Rooted in Good Soil will show you a more intentional and fulfilling way to live.
After pastoring for twenty-eight years Tri Robinson came to the realization that people are robbed of an authentic Christian life due to the pursuit of empty promises from the world. Taking a deeper look at Jesus's parable of the sower, Robinson discovered that the authentic work of faith happens as people become rooted in good soil.
Both a pastor and a farmer, Robinson offers a compelling exploration of Jesus's parable, showing how the natural world is a rich source of wisdom for our spiritual lives. Pastoral scenes of agriculture blend with gut-wrenching stories from real life as Robinson shows readers how to cultivate a deep and lasting faith. In a culture that seems enamored with quick fixes and superficial amusements, Rooted in Good Soil gives readers a more authentic and fulfilling way to live.
Dont scoff at the idea of a pastor who is also a farmer writing about Jesus parable of the sower. Robinson is the real deala farmer who lived off the land for two decades, raising children with his wife and without electricity. He is also founding pastor of Vineyard Boise Church and author of several books, including Saving Gods Green Earth: Rediscovering the Churchs Responsibility to Environmental Stewardship. The book resonates with the injunction to live simply so others can simply live and has a profound simplicity of message and tone. Sometimes focus is lacking; many specific details of people and places are interestingyoung lovers in a cabinbut other details belong in memoir, which the book doesnt claim to be; they bog down the exposition. In the end, the book redeems itself by its humility and raw edgeNotice me, the author confesses as a young man. In a gently admonitory tone the author offers a radical call to all believers to join in the harvest of a healthy crop of followers in the fields of the Lord. (May) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
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