This documentary takes an unprecedented look at the personal history of rock legend Bono, known as much for his idealism and activism with regards to a plethora of worthy causes as for his striking tenor voice, strong lyrical talent, and charisma as the frontman for Irish band U2. Beginning with his early years in Dublin, where he was born to a Protestant mother and a Catholic father, the exploration continues through his first meeting with the rest of the band, early practice sessions, and the first gigs. Bono's star began to rise quickly, and with the release of U2's 1987 album THE JOSHUA TREE, he was catapulted into icon status. Not a typical rock star, Bono preferred to use the stage as a platform for his passionately held beliefs, which were eloquently and movingly expressed in his songs, and consistently maintained a critical distance from his image. He later ironically assumed various identities such as the leather-clad, stereotypical rock-star "The Fly;" corrupt televangelist "Mirrorball Man;" and others. GOD'S FAVORITE SON uses previously unseen photographs and footage, both of Bono and the band, as well as exclusive interviews with the star and his inner circle of friends and associates, to tell its story. What emerges is a portrait of a rare and vital personality whose tireless good works and boundless creativity have indelibly marked the history of both rock music and the world, as well as the personal trajectories of those whose lives have been touched by him.