Teaching a classroom full of rowdy sixth graders is not Michael Webster's dream job for his first assignment, but it's a start. When his mother dies suddenly, strange things begin to occur in his classroom. Everything eventually spirals out of control and tests him to his core. Michael is held together by his two best friends and the prayers of a group of relentless church ladies. In an odd twist, America's great Christian heritage is revealed to Michael for the first time, and he is compelled to do something with what he has learned. His story is also mixed with local politics and, of course, a bit of romance.