The Anabaptist contribution to the Reformation is often overlooked or misrepresented in historical accounts. In this historical novel, the author attempts to give an accurate account of life for these people in the late 17th century. They are brought to life in the characters of Karl and Johanna, who along with their brethren are willing to suffer untold hardships to be faithful, biblical Christians. Karl was born into a life of privilege but found no real satisfaction in what he was being taught. What was there about these calm believers that would make them give up lands, positions, and even life itself to follow their religious persuasion? Can he find real peace, and will he make the sacrifice required of him?