The evening begins like many others. Lionel falls asleep while listening to his uncle tell stories. Ryan stays up reading and listening to music. Vicki goes out smoking pot with her friends. And Judd, tired of being told what to do, takes his father's credit card and heads to the airport in search of freedom. But in one shocking moment, everything changes. All over the world, millions of people suddenly vanish. Driverless cars crash on the highways, and planes fall through the sky without pilots.
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The world has been thrown into chaos after thousands of people suddenly vanished one horrifying evening. Four kids in the Chicago suburbs - Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and Ryan - reel with shock as they learn they are the only ones left in their families. As the truth behind the disappearances becomes clear, the kids discover they are faced with far-reaching decisions. But while the others are making their choices, Lionel gets a disturbing message from his uncle in Chicago. Not knowing if his uncle is still alive, Lionel rushes to the inner city to search for him.
For many of those who have been left behind, the sudden disappearance of millions of people throughout the world is completely baffling. For Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and Ryan - four kids who have lost their families - the explanation couldn't be clearer: the faithful have been taken to heaven in fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. With no one to turn to but each other, the four young people have banded together, finding strength in their faith. So when Ryan discovers some unbelievable news regarding Lionel's uncle....