Promising his aunt to avoid all Mormons, Chris Kerry came to Utah to get an education - and nothing else. But with the help of some friendly neighbors and eccentric coworkers, Chris uncovers a truth that stitches together his lost heritage in a way he never imagined. This hilarious, moving novel illuminates how we recognize truth even in the most trying of circumstances.
Jeshua bar Joseph, a humble young carpenter from Nazareth, has been hired to remodel the front door of a rich man's home. As he works, he learns of a family in crisis: the younger son Reuben has gone into the world and is destroying his life as he squanders his inheritance. His older brother Simeon remains behind, dutifully but bitterly fulfilling his family responsibilities. And their father Eli suffers most of all as he struggles to understand, love, and forgive his two disappointing sons.