The Temptation continues the sagas of Haven, Nebraska, visitors Julia, Kathy, Del, and Walter as they live out the commitments they made in The Quest. Now successful in their separate pursuits, the Havenites think all is going well-and therein lies great danger. As complacency attacks the characters' focus on God, they start believing their achievements have risen from their own savvy and power. When Del decides to organize a reunion, the characters face Satan's chaotic interference and learn the true nature of temptation: inevitable, subtle, biting, and potentially disastrous. They must recover their courage to live out their plea to the Lord: "Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. . . ."