Joe Harris steps out of the gates of prison a changed man, leaving the cell and prison life to become a man of the cloth. His first assignment as a parson is in a small-town church in Bloodstone, Arizona, where he meets the former parson's widow, Anna Chase. They form a friendship, which leads to even more, but after they spend a night of sinful passion in another town, can he regain her trust and love? Will his unconventional Bible studies in the town saloon's backroom, his friendship with the Indians, and the gossip about him and the Widow Chase, lead him to success or failure? And what will the people of Bloodstone think when they learn of his unsavory past?