Dr. Cherian Mathews is a scientist who retired as a Group Director in Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research. After taking a Ph.D. from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, he did his early research in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay, and later went south to develop the new Researcch Center at Kalpakkam.. There he directed the research of about 150 scientists and guided over 20 graduate students.He has published several books and hundreds of scientific papers in research journals, mostly on the behavious of nuclear materials in extreme conditions. He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences. He has traveled widely and has lectured in many universities and scientific laboratories in North America and Europe. A good speaker, he has participated in many international conferences as an invited speaker. On the personal side, he belongs to the Syrian Christian community in Kerala, who trace their ancestry back to the first converts who were baptized by St. Thomas. He is well read on Christian theology. A widower, he has four sons who are well placed in life.
The present book represents the ideas that he developed over a long period of time. It is written as a novel, as there is no record of what Jesus did from the ages of twelve and thirty. The story of the book represents the imagination of the author.