Daily Reflections and Stories for Children #5 – Stories of Bahiyyih Khanum, the Greatest Holy Leaf
The Daily Reflections series is far and away the best-selling series of Baha’i books for children available, and for good reason. They have everything you would want for an end-of-day interaction with your child. Each book in the series offers a short passage from the Bahá’í writings, a simple story and a beautiful painting for each of 19 days. The stories and quotations all relate to a virtue.
The stories in volume one and two center around the life of Abdu’l-Baha. Stories in volume three are about Baha’u’llah and stories in volume four are about The Bab.
This fifth volume provides stories about Bahiyyih Khanum, the Greatest Holy Leaf. These are stories your children probably haven’t heard before about a figure that was not given any special station. This makes many of them feel more personal and accessible. It is also the first book in the series to offer a female role model, which gives it special power.
Reading these selections with your child will promote a love for reading daily from the scriptures and enable them to learn from the example of the Greatest Holy Leaf. Now that there are five books in the series, you can go 95 days before you have to repeat anything. By that time, your child will be ready to read the stories and quotations again as though they were new.
Eventually there will be 19 books in the series, so you can read a different story every single day for a year! Daily Reflections and Stories for Children is certain to become part of your children’s bedtime ritual.
The Daily Reflections and Stories for Children, Stories of Bahiyyih Khanum, the Greatest Holy Leaf by Hodge and Styam, published by George Ronald.
BTW: Did I mention that the artwork by Margo Styan – a combination of batik and quilting – is amazing?
9 1/2 x 6, 48 pages