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Baha'u'llah And the New Era: An Introduction to the Baha'i Faith Paperback – October, 2006
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No book will be perfect, but this one is intriguing. A preview of contents is available by project guttenberg online.
- The unity of science and religion
- The way to peace
- Health and healing
- Fundamental justice
- Baha'i history and religion
It contains a number of ideas and meaningful insights which can be applied to any life and every society, and offers a basic understanding of this young religion.
Here are some quotations from the book:
"In the chapters that follow, we shall endeavor to show whether Bahá'u'lláh's claim to Prophethood stands or falls by application of these tests: whether the things that He had spoken have followed and come to pass, and whether His fruits have been good or evil." (Pg. 22)
"The poor are provided for out of the common treasury, but begging is strictly forbidden, as is the use of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes." (Pg. 34)
"Abdu'l-Bahá says: All must abandon prejudices and must even go to each other's churches and mosques, for, in all of these worshipping places, the Name of God is mentioned. Since all gather to worship God, what difference is there?" (Pg.Read more ›
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I've read this book multiple times. For anyone interested in comparative religion, as viewed from an orthodox mainstream Baha'i, and that culture, this is an excellent... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Brent Mathieu
Outstanding insights into the Baha'i Faith - History, persecutions, trials, and beliefs. Provides a solid foundation of knowledge. Read morePublished 25 days ago by B. Yates
For the souls who love mystery and thirst for knowledge of sources of influence that are free from self interest and self-seeking advantage; this is a challenging story.Published 3 months ago by Ernest Lopez
A comprehensive description of the Baha'i Faith, its history and its beliefs, written by a gentleman who had the benefit of suggestions from the Guardian of the Baha'i Faith,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Janice Odell
One of my favorite books on the Baha'i Faith. I love the easy, yet indepth, read.Published 18 months ago by Eva Canoy