ABOUT THE BOOK: The inspiration for Like a Watered Garden came from a ten-minute opening in a Bible Study Fellowship class thirty-five years ago. The teacher mentioned Psalm 92:12: "The righteous man will flourish like a palm tree, He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon." Thanks to lengthy naps by her three-year-old son, she researched the plants and trees of the Bible for the next year. Discovering how little was written on that subject, she conceived a dream to write a book on them. Like a Watered Garden is the culmination of ten years of research, much encouragement and guidance by God, and the result of many prayers. The combination of the vivid pictures, the biblical foundation, and the personal reflections present a beautiful image of how our lives can look like God's watered garden. **** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shirley Roach is a wife, mother, and grandmother-great blessings in her life. She has a BA degree in English and a Special Education degree. She has been a social worker, special education teacher, and a substitute teacher. While she was teaching special education, she became a Christian, began learning about the Lord, and entered into lifelong service for the Lord. When she adopted her two children, she retired to stay at home to be a full-time mother. She has taught teenagers in Sunday school and in a senior high Wednesday night Bible study for twenty-seven years. For twenty-two years, she has taught adults in a nondenominational Bible study called Community Bible Study. She speaks in churches and has led retreats. For the last eight years, she has served in a Kairos prison ministry as a table leader and a chaplain.