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Old 07-14-2006, 08:14 PM   #1
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Favorite Baha'i Books?

Kitab'i'Iqan--that book changed me more then anything else i've read, i think.
Seven Valleys
Secret of Divine Civilization
World Order Letters

its been awhile since i've looked at some of these books, though. what is everyone elses experiences?
 
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:48 PM   #2
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On the lighter side - I like the book "God Loves Laughter" by Hand of The Cause of God - William Sears.

Sincerely,
Steven J. Hathaway
 
Old 07-19-2006, 10:13 PM   #3
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never read that one
 
Old 07-20-2006, 06:49 AM   #4
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"Next to this unique repository of inestimable treasures must rank that marvelous collection of gem-like utterances, the "Hidden Words" with which Bahá'u'lláh was inspired, as He paced, wrapped in His meditations, the banks of the Tigris

(Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By, p. 139)
 
Old 07-23-2006, 07:40 AM   #5
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The Revelation of Baha'u'llah volumes 1 to 4 by Adib Taherzadeh are books
which is well worth reading.It contains so much historical pages of the Fath, notable teachers, touching stories and victories by our early believers.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 07:05 AM   #6
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Recently I came across "Responding: 101 Questions asked of Baha'is" by Dale Eng ...this is an impressive tome and has plenty of good material.

- Art
 
Old 08-22-2006, 11:32 AM   #7
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Good book

A Good book to read is "the light shineth in darkness" by Udo Schaefer. It is a apology to Christian comments.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 07:08 AM   #8
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Dawn Breakers! I read it in a week when I was 16 or something for no other reason than I wanted to know. My passion for Baha'i history has followed. I always wonder the context that the Writings were written. Why did people do the things they did, if we know what happened in the past maybe we can avoid some of the pit falls in the future.
 
Old 03-29-2007, 08:05 PM   #9
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Stories from the Delight of Hearts
 
Old 06-18-2009, 08:21 PM   #10
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The Hidden Words of Bahá'u'lláh always mesmerized me and every time I read it I see something new. The writings of Abdúl-Bahá, I love because they are quite accessible and "Tahirih The Pure" by Martha L Root because this gave me my first ever historical heroine. (History I learned at school all seemed to be about men)
 
Old 09-10-2010, 11:56 AM   #11
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"Closer than your Life-Vein' by Henry J Weil. Short, pointed passages from someone who's really experienced the spiritual depth of the Faith.
Also Adib Taherzadeh's writings - deeply erudite, but not in the least out to impress you with himself - no ego in the writing. Apparently the man was also like that in life - he's a real hero in the Irish Baha'i community, and touched many lives.
 
Old 09-10-2010, 05:10 PM   #12
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I would say that I don't have a favorite, but that wouldn't be truthful. I guess I like The Hidden Words in particular because of how they're separated into parts and they're easy for me to memorize.
 
Old 09-16-2010, 06:33 AM   #13
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"Closer than your Life-Vein' by Henry J Weil. Short, pointed passages from someone who's really experienced the spiritual depth of the Faith.
Also Adib Taherzadeh's writings - deeply erudite, but not in the least out to impress you with himself - no ego in the writing. Apparently the man was also like that in life - he's a real hero in the Irish Baha'i community, and touched many lives.
I have to heartily second any endorsement of Adib Taherzadeh's work - I have learned so much and understood so much more through reading them. Have you heard any of his talks on the human soul? I listened to it many times and it really helped me in sharing the Message with others. Lots of other great talks on this site as well. Check out this link: Baha'i audio talks
 
Old 01-20-2012, 10:39 AM   #14
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Revelation & Social Reality - Paul Lample
 
Old 01-20-2012, 08:51 PM   #15
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My favourite -- for eloquence, cogency and relevance today -- is Abdu'l-Baha's Sermon on the Art of Governance. In Persian (Resaleh-ye Siyasiyyeh) this is breathtaking.
 
Old 01-22-2012, 01:45 PM   #16
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I agree that Adib Taherzadeh's works are simply amazing. It is easy to read and enjoyable and conveys a knowledge and understanding that is so unique and priceless.
 
Old 11-25-2015, 07:02 AM   #17
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to revive this thread, as it is a fun one, I would add that lately I have just really really been enjoying the Paris Talks. It feels like you are right in the room listening, even being addressed directly.
 
Old 11-25-2015, 08:58 AM   #18
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Selections From the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Bahá. When I translated that book into my mother tongue, I felt as though that book changed my soul.

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Old 11-25-2015, 05:21 PM   #19
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The Paris Talks, despite the title, the Master speaks to me personally
 
Old 11-25-2015, 09:02 PM   #20
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My first too books always are worth a read

1st - "God Loves Laughter" and then
2nd - "Thief in the Night".

Both by William Sears - "Thief in the Night" given in such a logical way!

Regards Tony
 
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