It shows how the average Christian will try to run away from doing God's will, only to fulfill they're own lust and desires. The book details the life and background of a poor and poverty stricken family. The life they lived, the struggles they had, and the people that despised them.
The book then focuses on the life of one family member who is found to be different from the others. Isaac describes how God speaks to him through dreams and visions at an early age in his life.
These dreams and visions gave hope to a better future life, far from the one he was currently living.