Bahá'í Writings |
Works of the Báb
Works of `Abdu’l-Bahá |
Works of Shoghi Effendi
Works of the Universal House of Justice |
Works of Shoghi Effendi
Bahá’í Administration: Selected
Messages 1922-1932. Letters guiding the development of National and
Local Spiritual Assemblies and their agencies during the
early years of the Formative Age. Introduction by Horace
Holley. First published in 1928. 1995; 209 pp.
of Bahá’u’lláh. Clarifies the station
and mission of the Báb, Bahá’u’lláh,
and `Abdu’l-Bahá and the principal elements
of the Administrative Order. One of the letters included
in The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh.
First published in 1934. .
The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh. Seven communications known as the “World Order letters’ which
define the relationship of the Bahá’í Faith
to the process of social evolution in the new age, including
essays on `The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh’,
`The Goal of a New World Order’, `The Golden Age of
the Cause of Bahá’u’lláh, `America
and the Most Great Peace’, `The Dispensation of Bahá’u’lláh’,
and`The Unfoldment of World Civilization’. Introduction
by Horace Holley. First published as a collection in 1938.
Current edition, 1991; 234 pp includes index.
of Divine Justice. Stresses spiritual, intellectual and social
qualifications for Bahá’í life and service,
with special guidance on teaching. Originally addressed to
the Bahá’í community of North America
shortly after the launching of the First Seven Year Plan
in 1937. Final chapter on destiny of America. First published
in 1939. Index. 104 pp.
The Promised Day is Come. Commentary
on Bahá’u’lláh’s Tablets
to world’s rulers and religious leaders and His general
Proclamation to all mankind; analysis of present worldwide
moral and social chaos. Written in the early years of World
War II but with application for today. Shoghi Effendi shows
how the rejection of the principles and spirit of the Bahá’í Faith
has led to the religious, political, and moral turmoil now
engulfing the world. First published 1941. New 219 pp US
God Passes By. The first 100 years
of the Bahá’í Dispensation,
1844-1944, covering the mission and martyrdom of the Báb
and the fate of His heroic followers, the exiles and imprisonment
of Bahá’u’lláh as the background
of His Revelation, the role of `Abdu’l-Bahá as
Center of the Covenant, His Western journeys, and the rise
of the Bahá’í world community. First
published in 1944 with an introduction by the Hand of the
Cause George Townshend. 436 pp.
This Decisive Hour
from Shoghi Effendi to the North American Bahá’ís,
1932-1946. Originally published under the title Messages
to America in 1947, This Decisive Hour is an expanded collection
of major cables and letters from Shoghi Effendi to the North
American Bahá’í community from 1932 to
1946, one of the most tumultuous periods in world history.
These communications represent far more than chapters in
a historical record to be closed and aid away. They remain
an enduring source of guidance, inspiration and training
for Bahá’ís and bear witness to the Bahá’í Faith’s
power to build a new spiritual order on the wreckage of the
past. Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 2002,
192 pp. contents, notes, glossary, bibliography, index.
of Faith: Messages to America 1947-1957. Study of this book
helps us understand the development of the Faith in the United
States in relation to the American government (see pp. 3238).
Includes messages on`The Challenging Requirements of the
Present Hour’, `A Turning Point in American Bahá’í History”, & `American
Bahá’ís in Time of World Peril’.
Note also on pg. 117 this passage concerning the movement
of pioneers: “This flow [of pioneer reinforcements],
moreover, will witness the entry by troops of peoples of
divers nations and races into the Bahá’í world...[which]
will suddenly revolutionize the fortunes of the Faith, derange
the equilibrium of the world, and reinforce a thousand fold
the numerical strength as well as the material power and
the spiritual authority of the Faith of Bahá’u’lláh.” First
published in 1965. SC US 1995. Index. 178 pp.
Messages to the Bahá’í World:
1950-1957. Marks the beginning of messages addressed `to the Bahá’ís
of the world’, indicating status as a world community;
inauguration of the International Bahá’í Council
and the institution of the Hands of the Cause of God; launching
of the Ten Year World Crusade; and Shoghi Effendi’s
last letter to the world community of Bahá’ís
in 1957. SC 1995. Index. 182 pp.
Art of Living. Warm, reassuring, inspirational--a longtime
favorite compilation revised and expanded in 1986. It reminds
us that at the heart of all the great religious traditions
is guidance that can lead us to the path of personal and
spiritual development. Whether searching for answers to our
inner concerns, hoping for better relationships with people
around us, or trying to better the world, The Divine Art
of Living provides loving counsel and hope. Prayer and meditation,
health and healing, handling tests and difficulties, solving
problems in relationships, building a better marriage, raising
children, coping with the loss of a loved one, understanding
the day in which we live--these are but some of the topics
covered. 1986; 174 pp. index.
Call to the Nations. Selections
from Shoghi Effendi’s writings made by the Universal
House of Justice unfolding the theme of a divine civilization
evolving from a fundamental acceptance of progressive Revelation
and a realization of the oneness of all mankind. A useful
compilation for Bahá’ís and non-Bahá’ís
alike. A former National Youth Committee encouraged study
as well as distribution of this book by Bahá’í college
clubs and associations. 1977; 69 pp,
Selected Writings of
Shoghi Effendi. Summarizes history and purposes of the Bahá’í Faith,
the stations of its Central Figures, the principles of world
order leading in time to a golden age for mankind. (rev.