Narrates the life and times of the founder of the Christian Israelite Church in the early 1820's. This self-professed prophet surrounded himself with scandal, claiming that heaven had ordered his followers to provide him with their maiden daughters to comfort and cherish him. His charismatic preaching turned the sect into a popular movement which eventually spread to America and Australia.
Prophet' John Wroe (1782-1863), found fame through his many predictions, his preaching and the establishment of the Christian Israelite Church in the early 1820s. Edward Green places Wroe's life and career in the context of an industrialised society struggling to find values and needing to believe in themselves as the Chosen People.