Although Simon has no idea why Jesus is beckoning to him from the beach, he agrees to leave his nets and follow him. A robust, enthusiastic fisherman, Simon makes more mistakes and asks more questions than the other disciples. Why then, he wonders, does Jesus call him Peter, which means `rock'? When Jesus is arrested everybody except Simon Peter flees, but is he brave enough to stand by Jesus until the end? After Jesus's death, how will Simon Peter spread Jesus's teachings? Will he make the right decisions? Can he calm the rivalries developing among Jesus's followers? Is he brave enough to die for his beliefs?