Inspired by his father's example, Franklin Graham has written a
new book titled The Sower: Finding Yourself in the Parables of
The book is actually a 31-day devotional that provides an
application of the Parable of the Sower (Mark 4:3-9), sowing the
seed of the gospel in people's hearts.
"It's a very important
parable for us as believers to understand that the devil wants to
take the seed that is sown," Franklin states. "I'm talking about
the seed of the gospel that's in our life, the Word of God that's
in our life that we hear. The devil wants to snatch and take it
away, and we have to be careful that we don't have just shallow
soil in our life, because when we hear the Word of God, and if we
don't allow that word to mature in our life … and how does that
mature? By studying it and meditating on it, re-reading it,
studying it again, [and] re-reading it so it takes depth and so it
takes a hold in our life."
Graham warns that if believers do not do that, they can quickly
fall away when hard times hit, just like seed sown in the
thorns, and be quickly choked out.
Once people put the principles of the sower into daily use,
Graham hopes they will be more careful and aware of how
they sow the seed of the gospel and the importance that all
believers are called to be sowers.