Some Early Bahais Of The West
by O Z Whitehead
Eighteen fascinating essays - what it was like to be a believer in the time of 'Abdu'l-Bahá.
This book, first printed in 1976, is a collection of short biographical sketches of twenty-four of the early Bahá'ís of the Western world. All of them but one acknowledged the station of Bahá'u'lláh during the lifetime of His son, 'Abdu'l-Bahá, and their intense loyalty and devotion to the Centre of the Covenant, as 'Abdu'l-Bahá was also known, is a thread running through the lives of all of them.
In addition, all but two had the inestimable privilege of meeting 'Abdu'l-Bahá, either as a result of making the pilgrimage to the Holy Land or during His own visits to the West during 1911 and 1912. These essays, about those remarkable and lucky few who were among the first in the West to recognize the new sun rising from the East, throw a wealth of light on their pioneering endeavours, and any reader interested in the Bahá'í Faith will catch something of the spirit which moved its first adherents.
'I feel sure that present and future students of history will benefit greatly from these essays written with much love and purity of heart.'
Hand of the Cause of God A. Q. Faizi
240 pages, 24 illustrations
21.6 x 13.8 cm (8.50 x 5.5 in)