In looking at environments that support growth and flourishing from a leadership perspective, there is an exposition on different environments for seeds in what is described as the Parable of the Sower within the community of faith. In that description, the only seed that actually flourished was the one falling on good soil. When this is placed in the context of leadership and global societal systems, it brings up the importance of supportive environments for thriving and fruitfulness rather than choking life out by unfavorable conditions. In considering business, there is the enabling environment while in organizations there is the culture and similarly in nations and global societies, the socio-economic and political climate as well as the structures that govern the societal systems are expected to enhance the thriving of life and community. When these systems choke life out of the very community they are designed to support, it impedes fruitfulness, destroys harmony and dissipates peace. As a result, the foundation on which progressive and constructive societal principles are formed, need to be engrained in every society to enhance the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, in an environment that offers the possibility for thriving, instead of choking life out. The book weaves the dynamics of faith, politics, race and leadership into a masterpiece that brings to light a pathway through these complexities.