A biblical inspired novel, that takes a familiar parable and twists it into a riveting narrative.
In Roman occupied Jerusalem, a young paralysed man is cured by an enigmatic healer. Suddenly able to walk, he is sent forth to live his life by the preacher. Disorientated by the seeming miracle, he is arrested and accused of being an accomplice of the healer - a known opponent of the ruling regime. Reuben is tortured by the regime, but escapes. Fleeing to Galilee he finds work as a fisherman, spending his days at sea to avoid the temple police.
Hard-working Reuben is promoted by his boss- --- after his two sons have gone off with a preacher. After a number of sea-based adventures, Reuben settles into life as a respectable business man and landowner.
However, he starts to hear stories of a great man, a preacher, and the miracles that he performs. Sceptical, but intrigued, Reuben finally meets the preacher - the man who healed him - and so begins Reuben's real adventures.