Twelve-year-old Nathan lives in first-century Jerusalem with his family. More than anything, he wants to follow in his fathers footsteps and serve God as a priest in the temple. But since he is crippled and uses crutches, Nathan knows that it is impossible for him to be a priest.
Nathan studies at the synagogue school, celebrates Jewish festivals at his home and at the temple, and helps his family as best he can. But he hates his weak, shriveled legs and battered, wooden crutches; he dreams of how things might be different if he had strong legs.
And then Nathan meets Jesus.
This is the first of a series of events that change everything for him and his family. Their lives become dangerous, unpredictable, and full of adventure. Nathan does things he never dreamed of doing and finds a different way to serve God.
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