Just in time for the commemoration of His passing, the long-awaited companion to the Central Figures Storybooks has finally arrived. This third book, Abdu’l-Baha, Loving All the World, was worth the wait. It is a masterpiece.
Loving All the World will bring the life of Abdu’l-Baha alive for your children, and help them feel closer to Him than ever before. Soul-stirring stories, illustrated by twenty different artists each capture a different aspect of His unique character – His wisdom, His humor, His courage, His compassion. It will be impossible for them to not fall in love with him.
Each of the included twenty-seven stories is true. They cover the full range of His life, from early childhood to His final years. Some are being told in English for the very first time, so your children aren’t the only ones who will learn from this beautiful collection. For example, did you know that ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, at age seven, carried a message on horseback from Bahá’u’lláh to an army general or that He was already giving away His warm winter cloak while still quite young?
Twelve different authors – each with their own style and voice – tell twenty-seven stories in prose that stirs the heart and inspires action. Twenty different artists bring the stories to life in 150 pages of rich, glowing color and splendid detail. The result is a beautifully illustrated, hardcover book that will inspire children and families to use their own spiritual qualities to change the world.
In addition to the stories, there are eighteen illuminated quotations so children get a feel for what He said and how He spoke.
This is a perfect gift for your children and their friends. While reading these stories, they will enter a new world, a true world, and accompany ‘Abdu’l-Bahá as He embraces humanity’s diverse peoples and personalities. Along the way, they will witness how He upends racial prejudice and gender stereotypes, and puts into practice the love that melts opposition and builds a world of peace, justice, and joy.
Note: This labor of love was independently published by many of the same people who created the original Central Figures Storybooks. It is the same format and high quality, but it is not published by the National Spiritual Assembly.
Hardbound 8.75×8.75 176 pages with glossary and bibliography.
From cradle days to elder years, we all enjoy —perhaps need — stories. Stories can help us to appreciate so very many wonders of this world, including the beauty of diversity, and to see paths toward unity. Stories such as are in this collection also uplift our hearts and draw us nearer to Abdu’l-Baha. — Jacqueline Left Hand Bull
For younger children, consider The Kind Servant – a sweet poem picture book about Abdu’l-Baha for preschoolers. Save $1 when you buy them together.