Book & Product Reviews
Looking for the perfect book on the Baha´i Faith, music or even a video? Here are a few of my recommended products.
A Pace of Grace - Book Review
"A Pace of Grace: the Virtues of a Sustainable Life" is an excellent workbook that is especially useful for women. The author chronicles the true cost of putting career goals and everyone else's needs before what is necessary for personal health--with concrete steps to change that.
Abraham - 1 God, 3 Wives, 5 Religions
A review of Francis Worthington's entertaining and enlightening book. Huge amounts of research must have been involved, but it doesn't read like a dry, scholarly tome.
Book Review - The Price of Stones
A review of The Price of Stones: Building a School for My Village, by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri and Susan Urbanek Linville.
Can Religion Provide Hope for a Global Ethic ?
Book Review - "Hope for a Global Ethic: Shared Principles in Religious Scriptures," Brian D. Lepard; Bahá'í Publishing 2005
Created Rich - Book Review
Patrick Barker's landmark book on how spiritual attitudes and material means work together to achieve prosperity--not only for individuals, but also for mankind as a whole.
Family Virtues Guide - Book Review
The Family Virtues Guide is a handbook full of "Simple Ways to Bring Out the Best in Our Children and Ourselves." Linda Kavelin Popov
Gettin' through Hard Times Together - Review
A review of "Gettin' through Hard Times Together: Creating Prosperity through Sharing, Service and Sacrifice," by William Barnes. A rather thorough argument in favor of balancing attention on both material and spiritual education to make a better world.
Is Suffering Ever a Source of Good ?
Book Review -- "Creative Dimensions of Suffering," by A-M Ghadirian, M.D., Bahá'í Publishing, 2009
Life Dice Game - Review
A review of the Life Dice, from Special-Ideas.com. I wish I'd had this available when I was raising children!
Marriage Preparation - Workbook review
A review of "Marriage Can Be Forever: Preparation counts! Walking a Path to a Spiritually-Based Marriage," by Susanne M. Alexander and Johanna Merritt Wu, Ph. D., part of the Marriage Transformation materials from that website.
Paris Talks Book Review
A review of the Paris Talks, a collection of presentations and answers to questions given by 'Abdu'l-Bahá while in Paris, France, in 1911.
Promulgation of Universal Peace - Book Review
A collection of public talks by 'Abdu'l-Bahá, son of Bahá'u'lláh, the Prophet/Founder of the Bahá'í Faith and His appointed Interpreter, given while visiting North America in 1912. These give a priceless introduction both to the Faith and to the man himself.
Pure Gold -- Book Review
Review of Pure Gold: Encouraging Character Qualities in Marriage, by Susanne M. Alexander, with Craig A. Farnsworth and John S. Miller, from the Marriage Transformation LLC.
Rebekah's Well - Book Review
A review of Trish Wilkinson's book, "Rebekah's Well," a retelling of women's stories which form part of the common history of four great religions.
Recommended Introductory Bahá'í Books
If you are looking for an introductory book on the Bahá'í Faith, there are now many of them. Here are a few that can be found in public libraries, bookstores and online retailers.
Special Ideas, More than Just a Bahá'í Bookstore
Introduction and review of Special Ideas website and catalog.
The Best Things to Pray for
In looking for ways to better understand what prayer is, as well as how to do it, I found Ruth Moffett's tiny 1933 book, "Do'a, On Wings of Prayer."
The Divine Art of Living - Book Review
How and why to live a good life is a recurring human question. "The Divine Art of Living" is a collection of quotes from the writings of Bahá'u'lláh, Prophet/Founder of the Bahá'í Faith, with explanation by His son and appointed interpreter, 'Abdu'l-Bahá.
The Hidden Words - Book Review
A short review of one of the most important of doctrinal books of the Bahá'í Faith.
The Kitáb-i-Aqdas - A Summary of Bahá'í Laws
The Kitáb-i-Aqdas is Bahá'u'lláh's own summary of His revelation, including laws and theology. It is a detailed list of issues and topics revealed and expounded upon in previous texts.
The Secret of Divine Civilization - Book Review
A review of the treatise by the son of the Founder of the Bahá'í Faith, on the bases and maintenance of a peaceful and healthy civilization. If the ideas sound familiar, it is because the instructions are part of the age old core of religion, renewed for the present day.
Upcoming Book Reviews
Short, annotated bibliography of future book reviews on such topics as, suffering, global ethics, biblical prophesy, and grace. Let me know if you have preferences, or suggestions for others to review.
Voyage of Love - Book Review
Review of Amy Renshaw's book on the 1912 visit of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, "Voyage of Love: 'Abdu'l-Bahá in North America," Bellwood Press, 2010.
Wave Watcher - Book Review
Review of Craig Alan Johnson's young people's novel, "Wave Watcher." Good story telling, with gems of understanding that work for any age.
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