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Alzheimer’s Disease: An Eclipse Before Sunset

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 aphorism “eclipse before sunset,” first coined by Dr. Ghadirian in his 1989 article published in the Journal of Bahá’í Studies. With this simple [...]

By |June 5th, 2017|Book Reviews, Life of Society, new|

Learning to Draw on the Revelation in Contributing to a Discourse on Science Education

Thusrday, 18 May 2017 webinar with Emily Lample   Drawing on experiences in the dissertation work of a doctoral program, this presentation explores ways of drawing on the Revelation, and what has been described as a conceptual framework for action, in trying to contribute to the discourse on science education and community development. After some [...]

By |April 13th, 2017|Webinar|

A Way Out of No Way

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 Journal of Bahá’í Studies. At first glance, A Way Out of No Way: Harlem Prep: Transforming Dropouts into Scholars, 1967–1977, by Bahá’í co-authors Dr. Hussein Ahdieh and Hillary Chapman, might mistakenly be [...]

By |April 13th, 2017|Book Reviews, History & Biography, new|

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

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 Journal of Bahá’í Studies. There has always been a tension between the enthusiasm versus the veracity of notes written by Haifa-bound pilgrims who shared their memories of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá or [...]

By |March 1st, 2017|Book Reviews, History & Biography, new|

Three Books on Self-Help and Healing

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 Journey of Survival and Hope (Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing, 2009), ix + 270 pages, including index. Available at US BDS and Amazon. Patricia Romano [...]

By |January 26th, 2017|Book Reviews, Life of Society, new|

Eleven

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 asserts that by the end of the twenty-first century, the world population will have grown to nearly eleven billion people before it plateaus. As a sixteen-year-old high [...]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Book Reviews, Life of Society, new|

Weaving a Road to Reconciliation

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 webinar with Tara Nault and Michele Nault McIsaac You can watch a recording of this session on our Vimeo channel. This session will centre on an understanding of the Aboriginal (to be inclusive of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples as defined by the Constitution of Canada) community of Canada and [...]

By |December 9th, 2016|Webinar|

Shoghi Effendi’s “Hands” – The Ministry of the Custodians

Six Years that Changed History and Shaped a Faith’s Destiny Thursday,  26 January 2017 at 8:oo pm Eastern Time webinar with Shaheen Tedjarati To watch a recording of this webinar, please visit our Vimeo channel. The rise and fall of great empires, movements and faiths pivot at core around principled leadership and succession. Wars, dissension, schism have defined such [...]

By |December 8th, 2016|Webinar|

The Artistry of the Báb

Literary Dimensions of the Báb’s Revelation Thursday, February 16, 2017 webinar with Todd Lawson Watch it online on our Vimeo channel. You can find two related articles by Dr. Lawson by following the links below: Joycean Modernism in a NineteenthCentury Qur’an Commentary? A Comparison of the Bab’s Qayyūm alasmā’ with Joyce’s Ulysses The Baha’i Tradition [...]

By |December 7th, 2016|Webinar|

Champions of Oneness: Louis Gregory and His Shining Circle

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 new book, Champions of Oneness: Louis Gregory and His Shining Circle, Hand of the Cause of God Louis George Gregory is quoted as saying, “The work of overcoming [...]

By |December 6th, 2016|Book Reviews, History & Biography, new|