This spring the first volume of the Doubters' Guide Series should appear entitled: 'The Book of Thomas the Doubter: Uncovering the Hidden Teachings." The book is a quazi-Biblical biography of Thomas based primarily on books uncovered amomg the Nag Hammadi Scrolls of Egypt, namely: "The Acts of Thomas," "The Gospel of Thomas," and "The Book of Thomas the Contender."
Thomas' "Acts" depicts his mission as an apostle in India - corroborated by existing sites, landmarks, monuments, and Christian tribes in India commemorating his mission there. "The Gospel of Thomas" and "The Book of Thomas the Contender" delve into Jesus' secret teachings of an inner Kingdom.
Echoing Luke's dictum of the Kingdom within you and amongst you, "The Book of Thomas the Contender" states : "He who truly knows himself also knows the depth of all things." "The Gospel of Thomas" states "Then the Kingdom will also be stretched out before you." In this case Jesus can truly say in Thomas' Gospel "Split the wood and I am there. Lift the stone and find me there."
The book is far from being a dry, scholarly treatise. For here Thomas' life is brought vividly alive in an authentic biographical story. What effect would Jesus' secret teachings have on this doubting disciple? And as an apostle, how would this skeptical Jew respond to the occult mysteries of ancient lands including the Hindu and Buddhist teachings of India?
Here the author seeks to portray what Thomas himself might have revealed if another scroll were found containing his last testimony to the world.