The core of the book is a revelation: The Gospel Delivered in Ares (1974) and The Book (1977). Originally written in French, the current edition is paralleled by a skillful translation into English. In the introduction Potay points out that his writings are God's Word, supernatural but not religious, not political, not fictional. He stresses that God emphasizes man's freedom. He argues that old religious faith made of dogmas, worship and rules should be replaced by faith made of love, creativeness and freedom.
Michel Potay is French, he was born in 1929. He was an atheistic engineer from 1954 to 1964, then for a short time he was doing research in esotericism which failed to convince him. He found faith in 1966. In 1968 he got married and joined Orthodox clergy. The Gospel Delivered in Ares was revealed to him in 1974; he quit the chruch. In 1977 The Book was revealed to him and completed his prophethood. The Ares Pilgrims movement which has spontaneously been forming around him is not a religion; it is a current of spiritual life, that is, of free, evolutionary, creative faith. Observers think that this movement, which seems to be only a minor spiritual event currently, is foreshadowing a historical upheaval.