Finding the Shepherd is pseudo-biographical, taking the reader to the more exciting countries visited by the author as he recounts a quite fictitious life. Blending his love of high mountains, trekking, and motorcycle touring with his search for a personal understanding of God, whom he perceives as his Shepherd, the author traces a fictional version of life from early boyhood to his autumn years in Israel. Each season is not without incident, and along the way he develops a yearning for female companionship without quite understanding whose love he is seeking: a childhood friend or a later acquaintance.
An underlying thread throughout the story is the conflict between the beliefs of the author's Christian upbringing and his later affinity for the Jewish faith-which truly identifies the Shepherd?
From a region but dimly described to allow readers to find their own footing, the narrative follows the author's adventures from the craggy mountains of Patagonia to the majestic peaks of the high Himalayas and the quite wonderful people who populate these remote areas of the world.