Jesus awakens from the crucifixion on a strange planet, in a strange body, not knowing where--or even who--he is. The two Goldskins who find him and the Master Teacher who retrains him all wonder who he is, where has he come from? Why does he not have a number on his silver body? And what planet is this, where the population is divided by skin color with life work determined at puberty by a mysterious "Great Being"? What does the Genetic Council have to do with what goes on? Will the evil Dr. Davree's plan succeed? Is revolution the only way the citizens of the Planet of Light can escape their bondage?
In this book the reader answers these questions as he or she looks into the distant future and the distant past, and perhaps finds answers for living today.