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‘Abdu’l-Bahá in the West: A Biographical Guide of the People Associated with His Travels

February 17, 2016

by Jan Teofil Jasion. 499 pages; Paris, Librairie Bahá’íe, 2012. reviewed by Anne Gordon Perry in Journal of Bahá’í Studies , vol. 25, no. 3  (2015). This important new reference work serves as an…

A Way Out of No Way

April 13, 2017

Transforming Dropouts into Scholars, 1967–1977. Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman (United States: CreateSpace, 2016), 131 pages. Available at Amazon.com . Reviewed by Donald T. Streets for The…

Abraham: One God Three Wives Five Religions

December 19, 2015

by Frances Worthington. Wilmette: Bahá’í Publishing, 2011. xiii + 242 pages, including appendices, footnotes, bibliography, index. Available for purchase at US BDS reviewed by Alex Gottdank in…

Ageing: Challenges and Opportunities

November 17, 2015

by Abdu’l-Missagh Ghadirian. George Ronald, Oxford, 1991, 129 pages. Available for purchase at George Ronald and on  Amazon reviewed by Deborah Kestin van den Hoonaard in Journal of Bahá’í Studies…

Bibliography of English-Language Works on the Bábí and Bahá’í Faiths 1844-1985

December 18, 2015

by William P. Collins. George Ronald, Oxford, 1990. 521 pages. Available on Amazon reviewed by Roger Dahl in Journal of Bahá’í Studies , vol. 3, no. 3 (1991) A bibliography is a list of writings on…

Awakening—A History of the Bábí and Bahá’í Faiths in Nayriz

February 08, 2016

by Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman, Bahá’í Publishing Trust, Wilmette, IL, 2013, 352 pages. Available through US BPT  and the Canadian BDS . reviewed by Anne Pearson in Journal of Bahá’í Studies…

Alzheimer’s Disease: An Eclipse Before Sunset

June 05, 2017

Abdu’l-Missagh Ghadirian (CreateSpace, 2016), 122 pages. Available at US BPT and at Amazon.ca Reviewed by Brian Kirsh for The Journal of Bahá’í Studies. For many years, I have been inspired by the…

Bahá’í Ethics in Light of Scripture – An Introduction

December 12, 2015

by Udo Schaefer Volume I: Doctrinal Fundamentals George Ronald, Oxford, 2007, xvii + 409 pages, including appendices and index and Volume II: Virtues and Divine Commandments Oxford, 2009, xxi…

Collective Security within Reach

November 18, 2015

by Sovaida Ma'ani Ewing. George Ronald, 2007. xii + 260 pp, including index. Available for sale at BDS Canada  and US BDS reviewed by Graham Hassall in Journal of Bahá’í Studies, vol 23, no. 1-…

Champions of Oneness: Louis Gregory and His Shining Circle

December 06, 2016

by Janet Ruhe-Schoen. 282 pages, Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing, 2015. reviewed by Lex Musta for  Journal of Bahá’í Studies . Available at US BDS and on Amazon . In Janet Ruhe-Schoen’s important…

Compassionate Woman: The Life and Legacy of Patricia Locke

December 19, 2015

by John Kolstoe. Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing, 2011. xi + 226 pp including Lakota glossary, notes, index. Available for purchase at US BDS reviewed by Patricia Verge in Journal of Bahá’í Studies…

The Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh, The Ministry of the Custodians

February 01, 2015

Adib Taherzadeh, The Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh (Oxford: George Ronald, 1992) 473 pages. Available at US BDS and on Amazon . The Ministry of the Custodians 1957-1963: An Account of the Stewardship…

Crystallizations: 20 Works by Bahá’í Artists

December 23, 2015

edited by Ross Woodman. Bahá’í Studies Publications, Ottawa, 1996, 291 + xi pages. Available at ABS reviewed by Shirin Sabri in Journal of Bahá’í Studies , vol. 9, no. 1 (1999) Some time ago, when…

Eleven

January 03, 2017

by Paul Hanley. 408 pages, Victoria, BC: Friesen Press, 2014. reviewed by Benn McGregor for The Journal of Bahá’í Studies . Available at Amazon and at Friesen Press . Paul Hanley’s book Eleven…

Hinduism and the Bahá’í Faith

November 17, 2015

by Moojan Momen. George Ronald, Oxford, 1990, 84 pages. Available for purchase at George Ronald reviewed by Anne Pearson in Journal of Bahá’í Studies , vol 2, no. 4 (1990) Moojan Momen’s short book…

Environnement: Patrimoine de l’humanité

December 22, 2015

published and distributed by: Association d’Études Bahá’íes—Europe francophone, Genève, 1993, 59 pages reviewed by Arthur Lyon Dahl in Journal of Bahá’í Studies, Vol. 5, no. 4 (1993) This volume…

Hidden Bounties: Memories of Pioneering on the Magdalene Islands

November 17, 2015

by Larry Rowdon. Nine Pines Publishing, Manotick, Ontario, Canada, 141 pages, 20 illustrations, introduction by Roger White, 1994. Available for purchase on Amazon reviewed by Will C. van den…

Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation

November 15, 2017

Jennifer Harvey (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2014), 262 pages. Reviewed by Dianne Coin for  The Journal of Bahá’í Studies. Adherents to the Bahá’í Faith are familiar with this…

Legacies of the Heart

January 04, 2016

by Larry Rowdon. Borealis Press, Ottawa, 1997, 66 pages. reviewed by Ian Kluge in Journal of Bahá’í Studies , vol. 9, no. 3 (1999) A poem is like a handful of pebbles thrown into a pond: as the…

Materialism: Moral and Social Consequences

January 29, 2019

Ghadirian, Abdu’l-Missagh, M.D. Materialism: Moral and Social Consequences 2nd ed. Oxford: George Ronald, 2017. 262 pp. Available from George Ronald , and at the US BDS . Reviewed for The Journal…

Lighting the Western Sky: The Hearst Pilgrimage and the Establishment of the Bahá’í Faith in the West

November 28, 2014

by Kathryn Jewett Hogenson. Oxford: George Ronald, 2010, reprinted 2012. xix + 348 pages including notes, index. Available at George Ronald and US BDS . reviewed by Janet Ruhe-Schoen in Journal of…

Life Histories of Bahá’í Women in Canada: Constructing Religious Identity in the Twentieth Century

November 28, 2015

by Lynn Echevarria. Peter Lang, 2011. ix + 229 pages, including appendices and index. Available on Amazon reviewed by Deborah van den Hoonaard in  Journal of Bahá’í Studies , vol. 24, no. 1-2 (201…

Music, Devotions, and Mashriqu'l-Adhkár

November 17, 2015

by R. Jackson Armstrong-Ingram. Kalimát Press, 1988. reviewed by Robert H. Stockman in  Journal of Bahá’í Studies , vol. 1, no. 2 (1988) This book’s title describes its content well: it is about music…

One Life, One Memory

November 24, 2016

by Rúhá Asdáq. 46 pages, Welwyn, UK: George Ronald Publisher, 1999. reviewed by Paul Mantle for Journal of Bahá’í Studies . Available at George Ronald . Rúhá Asdáq’s One Life, One Memory has…

Peace for Our Planet - A New Approach

October 26, 2018

Roya Akhavan, Peace for Our Planet: A New Approach (Minneapolis, MN: Wisdom Editions, 2017), iv + 117 pages. Available on Amazon . Reviewed for The Journal of Baháʼí Studies by Warren Waren This…

No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina’s Bahá’í Community

August 29, 2016

by Louis Venters. xii + 321 pages, Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2015. reviewed by Richard W. Thomas for Journal of Bahá’í Studies . Available at University Press of Florida and on…

Processes of the Lesser Peace

January 05, 2016

edited by Babak Bahador and Nazila Ghanea. Oxford: George Ronald, 2002. xii + 276 pages. George Ronald Bahá’í Studies series. Available at George Ronald . reviewed by William P. Collins in Journal…

Songs for the Phoenix

December 23, 2015

by Michael Fitzgerald. George Ronald, Oxford, England, 1994, 207 pages. Available at George Ronald reviewed by Anne Gordon Perry in Journal of Bahá’í Studies, Vol. 7, no. 3 (1997) Songs for the…

Review of Two Books on the Life of Tahirih

February 05, 2019

Janet Ruhe-Schoen, Rejoice in My Gladness: The Life of Táhirih (Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing, 2011), 383 pages. Available at US BDS and on Amazon . Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman, The…

Shoghi Effendi in Oxford and Earlier

January 05, 2016

by Riaz Khadem. George Ronald, Oxford, 1999, xviii + 173 pages. Illustrated (32 plates). Available at George Ronald . reviewed by Anne Furlong in Journal of Bahá’í Studies , vol. 10, no. 1-2 (200…

Studying the Writings of Shoghi Effendi

December 21, 2015

by Morten Bergsmo. George Ronald, Oxford, 1991, 202 pages. Available at George Ronald . reviewed by Melanie Smith in Journal of Bahá’í Studies , vol. 4 no. 4 (1992) Few would argue with the…

Shoghi Effendi through the Pilgrim’s Eye - Vol. 1

March 01, 2017

Building the Administrative Order, 1922–1952 . Earl Redman (Oxford, UK: George Ronald, 2015), 472 pages. Available at George Ronald ,  US BDS , and Amazon.ca . Reviewed by Catherine Nash for The…

Take My Love to the Friends: The Story of Laura R. Davis

December 12, 2015

by Marlene Macke. St. Mary’s, Ont.: Chestnut Park Press, 2009. 287 pp., 37 photographs, index. reviewed by Lynn Echevarria in Journal of Bahá’í Studies , vol. 18, no. 1-4 (2008) Marlene Macke's work…

The Equality of Women and Men: The Experience of the Bahá’í Community of Canada

January 05, 2016

by Deborah K. van den Hoonaard and Will C. van den Hoonaard. Douglas, New Brunswick: published by the authors, 2006. Reviewed by Lynn Echevarria in Journal of Bahá’í Studies , vol. 16, no. 1-4 (200…

The Bahá’í: The Religious Construction of a Global Identity

January 05, 2016

by Michael McMullen. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, 2000, xvi + 246 pages, including appendices, bibliography, and index. Available on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com reviewed by William P…

The Prophecies of Jesus

December 21, 2015

by Michael Sours. Oneworld Publications, Oxford, 1991, 223 pages. Available on Amazon Reviewed by Christopher S. Buck in Journal of Bahá’í Studies , vol. 5, no. 2 (1992) Bahá’í literature on…

The Maxwells of Montreal, Vols. I & II

February 19, 2015

by Violette Nakhjavani, with the assistance of Bahiyyih Nakhjavani. Vol. I: George Ronald, Oxford, 2011, xx + 422 pp. Vol. II: George Ronald, Oxford, 2012, 442 pp. Available at George Ronald…

The Psychology of Spirituality

November 18, 2015

by Hossein B. Danesh. Paradigm Publishing, Victoria, and Nine Pines Publishing, Manotick, ON, 1994, 270 pages. Available for purchase at US BDS reviewed by Rhett Diessner in Journal of Bahá’í…

The Quickening: Unknown Poetry of Tahirih

February 17, 2016

by John S. Hatcher and Amrollah Hemmat. 261 pages. Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 2011. reviewed by Shahbaz Fatheazam in Journal of Bahá’í Studies , vol. 25, no. 3  (2015). We can never be…

The Spirit of Agriculture

January 05, 2016

edited by Paul Hanley. Oxford: George Ronald, 2005. George Ronald Bahá’í Studies Series. 226 pages. Available at George Ronald . reviewed by Arthur Lyon Dahl in Journal of Bahá’í Studies , vol. 1…

The Story of David and Esther Tanyi: Adam and Eve of the Bahá’í Faith in Cameroon

April 30, 2018

Enoch Tanyi Nyenti (Oxford, UK: George Ronald, 2016), xiv + 242 pages. Available at George Ronald and at Amazon.ca (Kindle edition). Reviewed by Moojan Momen for  The Journal of Bahá’í Studies…

The Wellbeing of Nations: A Country-by-Country Index of Quality of Life and the Environment

January 05, 2016

by Robert Prescott-Allen. Washington: Island Press/Ottawa: International Development Research Centre, 2001. xiii + 322 pages; tables, appendices, references, index. Available at Amazon.ca and…

The Woman Who Read Too Much: A Novel

January 19, 2018

Bahíyyih Nakhjavani (Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 2015), 336 pages. Available at Stanford University Press and on Amazon . Reviewed by Mary Sobhani for  The Journal of Bahá’í Studies. Bahíyyih…

Three Books on Self-Help and Healing

January 26, 2017

Phyllis K. Peterson, Healing the Wounded Soul (Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing, 2005), ix + 195 pages, including index and appendix. Available at US BDS and Amazon . Kim Douglas, High Desert: A…

Toward a Socially Responsible Psychology for a Global Era

March 10, 2016

edited by Elena Mustakova-Possardt, Mikhail Lyubansky, Michael Basseches, and Julie Oxenberg, New York: Springer, 2014, xxi + 289 pages, including references and index. Available through Springer…

Two Books on 'Abdu’l-Bahá's Travels

December 19, 2015

‘Abdu’l-Bahá in America _ . By Robert H. Stockman. Bahá’í Publishing Trust, Wilmette, 2012; 413 pp. Available at US BDS ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Journey West: The Course of Human Solidarity _ . Edited by Negar…