This is the story of one boy, one family, one community after World War II. The rural landscape changed rapidly in the early mid-1950s. Farming basically was transformed from the horse to the modern farm.Asa Johnson lived in this time and this place. He saw the Garden of Eden he lived in changed by outside serpents. He saw the safe order challenged. He witnessed the rules of the game of life being changed, and the values instilled in his Christian upbringing questioned. With every change, every challenge, he questioned his life more. And he endures, grows stronger as the paths of life and death mold him, his family, his community, and his country. It was the time of change. It was the time of Innocence Lost!