Nathan Ryder wants nothing more than to get to Redemption, New Mexico, and start his career as a circuit riding preacher. He stops to meet up with his grandfather in Franklin, Missouri only to find that his grandfather has died.
He steps in to save a damsel in distress and at the end of the night Nathan has gained the reputation as a fast gun hand. Every time he tries to be who he thinks he's supposed to be another gunslinger comes and the body count rises. Nathan's anxiety rises with it. How does a man who is called to save sinners from the pits of hell reconcile that he is responsible for sending some there personally?
As he continues to try to leave Franklin he wonders about his own reputation. He's been saddled with a young single woman and he worries about her reputation. How does he fulfill his obligations and still redeem his own reputation?
How will he reconcile his talents with a gun and the reputation he's gained with the one he wants to have, as a man of God and peacemaker? Especially with the area's most notorious gunslinger dead set on a showdown. If he only knew how to have a Redeeming Reputation instead of the one he stumbled into.