In the not-so-distant future, a global war that was started because of religious division has left the world on the verge of annihilation. With no hope in sight, 16 men and 16 women leave Earth to form a new society free of war and religion.
Society is restored on the planet Sardis; for 25 years the people from Earth raise their children without the concept of God or religion. The purpose of life, the children are taught, is to reproduce and build a better society for their own children. There is peace on Sardis until peace is disturbed when Eagen, an ambitious teen, discovers a Bible hidden with some of the remaining belongings from Earth.
The Forbidden Book is a social commentary that mixes religion and mythology into a story about what faith can do to a society, and questions whether man ultimately needs hope in things greater than himself to survive.