If you want to introduce your friends to Baha’u’llah, this is the booklet you’ve been waiting for.
For years, Baha’is have used the indirect approach to teaching because we were afraid that if we were clear about Baha’u’llah claim and Station, we would scare people away. And we were right – kind of. When we tell people about Baha’u’llah, we need to acknowledge their potential fear and address it with compassion and confidence. We also need to relate the significant milestones in the life of Baha’u’llah to the parallel events in the life of Jesus. That is what this powerful little booklet does.
It combines the middle section of the book My Baha’i Faith that has inspired many people to sign a declaration card on the spot, with the profound message of love from the booklet Tell Me About God’s Love for Me, and the clear summary of the principles from the teaching card Tell Me About Baha’u’llah.
It is written in a very personal style that helps make the profound nature of Baha’u’llah’s claim feel less intimidating and more manageable. Because most American readers will have some connection to Christianity, it explains Baha’u’llah’s station by relating it to the Christian concept of the Trinity. When telling Baha’u’llah’s life story, it continually relates it to parallel events in the life of Christ. In this way, the reader is constantly but gently challenged to see Baha’u’llah in the same light. By the end, it will be difficult for any fair-minded reader to conclude anything other than the fact that Baha’u’llah is, indeed the most recent Manifestation of God.
The book is long enough to make its central points, but small enough to look more like a pamphlet than a book. It is priced to be used in direct teaching campaigns as well as personal teaching. If you liked My Baha’i Faith or any of our other teaching booklets, you will want to order this one in bulk.
By Justice St Rain, author of Falling Into Grace, My Baha’i Faith, and Why Me? – A Spiritual Guide to Growing Through Tests.