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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|

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|

Toward a Socially Responsible Psychology for a Global Era

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 and at Amazon.com reviewed by Michael Penn Toward a Socially Responsible Psychology for a Global Era, edited by Elena Mustakova-Possardt, Mikhail Lyubansky, Michael Basseches, and Julie Oxenberg, is sweeping [...]

By |March 10th, 2016|Book Reviews, Life of Society, new|

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

by Deborah K. van den Hoonaard and Will C. van den Hoonaard. Douglas, New Brunswick: published by the authors, 2006. Available at US BDS. reviewed by Lynn Echevarria in Journal of Bahá’í Studies, vol. 16, no. 1-4 (2006) What does the equality of women and men mean to the Canadian Bahá’í community? How is this principle [...]

By |January 5th, 2016|Book Reviews, Life of Society|

The Spirit of Agriculture

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. 15, no. 1-4 (2005) Agriculture and religion are two subjects which are not immediately associated with each other, especially in the industrialized countries and in more [...]

By |January 5th, 2016|Book Reviews, Life of Society|

Processes of the Lesser Peace

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 of Bahá’í Studies, vol. 14, no. 1-4 (2004) Bahá’u’lláh envisioned a two-stage emergence from the era of state sovereignty to the golden age of peace. He [...]

By |January 5th, 2016|Book Reviews, Life of Society|

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

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 Amazon.com reviewed by Kim Naqvi in Journal of Bahá’í Studies, vol. 13, no. 1-4 (2003) Two years ago, at a colloquium on sub-Saharan Africa, a colleague raised an uncomfortable question. How, she asked, can [...]

By |January 5th, 2016|Book Reviews, Life of Society|

Legacies of the Heart

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 stones strike the water, circles spread out, interacting and forming all sorts of intricate patterns. Likewise, in skillfully written poetry, memorable patterns of [...]

By |January 4th, 2016|Book Reviews, Life of Society|

Crystallizations: 20 Works by Bahá’í Artists

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 I was working in the Bahá’í World Centre Library and lamenting the lack of good novels in English to be found in Haifa, [...]

By |December 23rd, 2015|Book Reviews, Life of Society|