A charming story of a Hebrew shepherd boy living under the cruel Pharaoh of Exodus. At the close of the book, he seeks to understand why it is necessary to slaughter the lamb he has rescued, reared and grown to love since it was only hours old. It becomes his family's Passover lamb. Many other pastoral Scripture passages involving shepherds and sheep are given greater meaning as they are skilfully woven into the narrative. There is no mention of Christ but obviously He is in mind.