Frank is a troubled young man who has difficulty fitting in, always in constant confrontation with family, friends, school and church. Little by little he descends into complete isolation, loses faith in God and in himself, and starts to believe that life has no purpose. All this starts to change when a mysterious and unconventional mentor unexpectedly steps in and begins to share with him some invaluable life lessons. However, WWII explodes in England and changes his destiny forever, separating master and disciple. He meets Elizabeth and falls in love, but his romance is also sadly impacted by the war. Lost in life, Frank goes through some troubled times, finding refuge in countless mugs of beer. To get out of this dead end he returns to Bread & Joy, the farm where he was born, and discovers that he was never as alone as he thought and learns that in order to make peace with God, with his past, and find true love, some tough decisions are necessary.