Alex, a troubled youth from Earth travels to the world of Caperston via a wormhole in hopes of resolving his struggles. He meets a messiah, who preaches equality amongst the "Haves" and "Have nots" in Caperston and the messiah's youth followers. Alex finds himself enmeshed in the challenges of their world. The youth, while asking for equality, are attacked as they march to see the Ruler. Alex steps in to stop the carnage but tensions are ready to explode. A short time later the messiah is arrested.
Great drama follows over an eighteen-month period. Alex, heaing from Earth friends, isn't sure whether he should return home. Is it even possible?
The book concludes with ten pages of activities for Christian youth leaders to use, when discussing the events taking place in the story. Themes of forgiveness and prayer are highlighted.