Except for His miraculous birth and His appearance in the holy temple at age twelve, the life of Jesus as a child has been a well-guarded secret, cloaked in mystery. The few accounts of his childhood that were circulated in the first century following His murder were deemed heretical by the self-proclaimed "fathers of the church," along with many of His more esoteric teachings. Then, in the mid-nineteenth century, by pure chance (or act of God?), ancient manuscripts buried away in caves for millennia to protect them from destruction by these purveyors of catholic doctrine were found. One of these, The Infancy Gospel of Thomas, recounts stories about the childhood of Jesus of Nazareth which give insights into His powers as well as His temperament as a young boy. It is upon these accounts - plus numerous other religious tracts, both canonical and mystic - that this fictionalized story of Jesus' early life, the secret life of God as Man, is based. Told largely from the Christ's own point of view, and from that of those closest to him, it shows a side of Jesus we need to know, to fully appreciate who He is and what He has done for us.