There is a renewed interest these days in the non-canonical writings about the New Testament, especially The Gospel of Thomas. Some of this is due to the recent Jesus Seminar. Some of this is due to archaeological findings contemporary with the Dead Sea Scrolls. In 1945, in Nag Hammadi, Egypt, many apocryphal scrolls were found including Thomas which is an admittedly Gnostic account of the life of Christ. However, recent books like The DaVinci Code (see my March review) are proposing that this apocryphal book might be more accurate than our four Gospels and that the Church has been covering up the real form of Christianity (Gnosticism and Sophia worship). This book is simply a translation of Thomas from the Coptic with a detailed historical account of the book.