About the book. This is the second novel about the missionary Barrington on and off the mission field in the rain forest of Guatemala. Senor Barry tells Julie Ann his true name is Jedidiah and is such in the rest of the story. In the first book, Julie befriends a homeless family but finds they are not a family. Matthew is seven but there is no one for him. He wants Julie to adopt him but she is too young.. Jedidiah can and after he marries Julie, Matthew is adopted. Jedidiah discovers he has a disease that will cripple him and wants to send Julie away so she will not get this disease but she refuses to go. Later they have three sons, but the third son has this same disease. He will never walk and is in a wheelchair. Jedidiah is captured by rebels rescued by the Wild Tribe and nearly dies before he is taken to the mission hospital. Julie and Matthew go to Guatemala to bring him home, but find that he is given a girl from the wild tribe who cannot return home until she is pregnant. Jedidiah refuses her. The book ends with Jedidiah and Julie returning home with the Wild Tribe girl, but there is drama at home. Read the book to find out the ending.