Little Tommy is looking for a special hero. While visiting his grandparents, Tommy is entertained by their nightly bedtime stories. After a curious Tommy peppers his grandparents with questions during their stories, he soon realizes that God has the power to call two extraordinary people to be born in the same year and then watch them change the world in their own distinctive ways. Each evening, as his grandparents tell Tommy about amazing people who ascended to the pinnacle of success at the exact same time, the little boy learns about real-life heroes like Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon and Michael Jordan, who were born in the same year, started their NBA careers at the same time, and became Olympic gold medalists. As his grandparents tell one fascinating story after the other about pairs of people born in the same year that go on to excel in the same career, Tommy has no idea that the best story is yet to come. Once Upon a Certain Year is a collection of charming bedtime stories that illustrate that perhaps there are no coincidences in life, but instead, that Jesus may have more influence over a person's fate than we ever realized.