Tri Robinson is a person with a passion and a cause. Simply stated, that cause is to make the world a better place. He is a person of faith and conviction, believing that God creates each one of us uniquely and for a divine purpose. He believes it is each individual’s responsibility to seek not only relationship with the One who created them, but to discover why they were created. And then, to invest their lives in fulfilling it. This underlying message can be found in every one of Tri’s books, blogs or presentations. Find out what you were made for, and then do it. Tri’s passion to see people fully discover who they are and what they were created for is most powerfully reflected in his book, Rooted in Good Soil. His conviction to see young people freed from the chains of inadequacy and learning disabilities is portrayed in his latest book, The Committee for the Reburial of Liver-eating Johnston – Memoirs of a Dyslexic Teacher. In this book, Tri recounts an inspiring true story that encourages a non-standardized form of innovative education. This supports his belief that people are uniquely and wonderfully made, and therefore, effective educational programs must be unique as well. Because of his deep faith and great love of creation, Tri has become a respected spokesperson for environmental stewardship among the evangelical Christian community. His belief that the earth is a gift from God is embraced by the conviction that it is every person’s responsibility to care for this gift of creation. In his books, Saving God’s Green Earthand Small Footprint, Big Handprint, we hear his urgent exhortation for the church and Bible-believing Christians to lead the way in this quest. Tri has committed over thirty years of his life to church leadership. He and his wife Nancy have been missionaries among the extreme poor, founding pastors of the Vineyard Church in Boise, Idaho, national leaders in their church movement, and the directors of i-61 Ministries. With a growing passion to see the church become relevant and effective in today’s culture, Tri wrote the book, Revolutionary Leadership. He also collaborated with Jason Chatraw onJesus in the Mirror, a book that takes an honest approach to reflecting Christ to the world around us. Timber Butte Publishing is focused on and committed to the promotion and spreading of the awareness of these very crucial messages. It is a voice for reformation and hope in the world today.
In 1974 Tri Robinson and his 7th grade American Literature class went on an unthinkable quest to dig up and rebury a famous mountain man. That man was John Johnston – otherwise known by his legendary name as Liver-eating Johnston, and the inspiration for the Robert Redford movie, Jeremiah Johnson. This is the remarkable story of how, against all odds, twenty-four twelve year old kids succeeded in persuading the U.S. Congress to name their class as Johnston’s official next of kin. With that designation they could move the body of a man that had been buried for seventy-five years in a gravesite near the San Diego Freeway in Los Angeles, California. The journey would entail crossing five state lines to bring Johnston to a final resting place in the Rocky Mountains that he once roamed and loved. The inspiring account reveals the obstacles the students endured along the way such as the legal battle between the states of Wyoming and Montana to obtain the rights to Johnston’s remains. It also highlights some of the unlikely support provided from people like Robert Redford and Roy Neil (a news correspondent for NBC), who both became advocates to the students’ cause. “The Committee for the Reburial of Liver-eating Johnston” is an amazing true tale that is humorous, inspiring and nothing short of miraculous. It is the full, behind-the-scenes story of a chapter that was included in the book, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. It is a testimony to the power of creative and innovative education. This is a book every aspiring teacher should read before entering the classroom as it speaks of overcoming learning disabilities, working with the gifted, and the impact of a teacher’s empowering words. “Teaching might be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.” John Steinbeck
Chronicles of Sustainable Homesteading with wisdom and wit, Tri and Nancy Robinson happily share their insights and lessons learned of two people trying to live sustainability on a homestead amidst a very modern world. Serving as a part do-it-yourself guide, the Robinsons explain how to do everything from building a pole barn to a wood-fired hot tub. The Robinsons also divulge their past mistakes and failures when it comes to ventures such as organic gardening and cutting hay.