Born the son of a shepherd in Bethlehem, Tabor’s future path is dramatically altered when Jesus is born under the star that draws attention both near and far. In the tumultuous days that follow, Tabor escapes the slaughter of the innocents with his parents the same night Mary and Joseph flee into Egypt with Jesus.
Raised in the hills near his city of birth, Tabor struggles with the conflict between the peaceful life of a shepherd and the ruthless Roman occupiers who tax the Jews to the brink of starvation.
As an adult, Tabor’s desire to provide a good life for his wife and daughter is disrupted by Pontius Pilate’s desire to satisfy Caesar’s depravity. Tabor must draw on his skills with weaponry, and command of the Greek language, to execute a rescue mission most consider impossible.
In Tabor – The First Christian, our hero discovers real strength comes not from the sword, but from the power of forgiveness.