Jack Carver's first memory is as a four-year-old boy in 1937. That was when he saw his father die. Because of his early trials in life, Jack grows up to be a jaded and bitter man. Throughout the course of his life Jack ruins relationships, struggles with substance abuse, loses his children, breaks promises and, finally, finds salvation. Jack Carver is the story of our nation and of all of us, trying to do the best with can with what God gave us.