A book which is rejected by New Testament scholars, who do not consider the book to be authentic. It is not part of the canon, and is therefore not considered to be divinely inspired, like the books of the Bible.

Although this book does report some aspects of Jesus's teachings and life that are in agreement with the traditional gospels, it features some very unbiblical concepts such as pantheism and misogynism.

Probably in light of the recent media attention given to The Jesus Seminar (they include the gospel of Thomas in their book, The Five Gospels), this book was the subject of a the movie Stigmata.

Also see: What's wrong with the Jesus Seminar?, The Five Gospels