Beth's absolutely sure her husband is a man of faith, but she's beginning to suspect he may also be certifiably crazy.
Since Rick became the Men's Pastor at The Community, he's lost touch with Beth and their two teenage sons. As a result, she's begun to regret all that she gave up to be with him. Her one hope on the horizon is Rick's month-long vacation. Maybe then they can re-kindle their relationship. If that doesn't work, she's afraid of what she might do.
Then Rick receives a job offer from a church out of state. Beth speculates that a change of venue will change nothing-just double down on their dysfunction. Plus, now that the prospect of leaving her comfortable (though discontented) life has materialized, she's afraid to leave the familiar.
Rick's reaction to the job offer throws Beth's life into disarray: he retreats like a hermit to the shed in the back yard, fasting and praying, isolating himself from the outside world, waiting for a sign from God.
With her husband holed up in the backyard, Beth escapes to a Florida beach house, where she comes face-to-face with a hurricane. Rick's long-awaited sign comes at last-and its meaning will resonate with readers long after the last page.