“Rooted In Good Soil” by Tri Robinson

I have long been a fan of Tri Robinson’s books – partly because I know Tri personally, and partly because I believe in what he is writing about.

This time is no different.

“Rooted in Good Soil” is an easy-to-read book full of personal stories built around the Parable of the Sower and the theme of cultivating and sustaining authentic discipleship. Only, instead of writing an exegesis of the text, Tri looks at the Parable of the Sower through the eyes of a farmer – as you can see by his chaper titles:

  1. Finding the Secret of the Harvest: The Condition of the Soil
  2. Cultivated and Broken: Repentance
  3. The Compost of Our Lives: Growing through the Pain
  4. The Planted Seed: God’s Hidden Work
  5. Soil, Sun, and Rain: God’s Hidden Work
  6. Photosynthesis: Transformed to Serve
  7. Symbiotic Relationships: Becoming Part of an Authentic Community
  8. The Trill of the Harvest: Bearing Fruit

The best part about this book for me was getting to know Tri a little better. I had heard some of the stories at one point or the other over the last eight years (I’ve even lived through some of them) – but it was quite interesting to see how God fitted them all together to shape Tri and his wife, Nancy.

All in all, it was a wonderfully refreshing look at an old parable. 🙂