Media about the beginning of the Bahá’í Faith

We are now halfway between the bicentenaries of the births of the Twin Manifestations of God, The Báb and Bahá’u’lláh.  Here is information about films and books about the beginning of the Faith.

“As the world suffers from the divisive forces of strife and intolerance, a new Faith advocates the oneness of humanity’s major religions as a path toward world peace.  “The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith” is the groundbreaking documentary that tells the amazing, true story of the Prophet Herald known as The Báb, His message and the origins of a new era in world religion.” (from the film’s official site https://thegatefilm.com)  “The Gate-Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith” is now on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, Xbox and Fandango Now!  We are also on cable in the United State via InDemand.

“The Persian: A Historical Novel Set in Victorian England and Persia”, by Kathleen Hite Babb, puts the reader into Persia during the time of The Báb and the beginning of the Bahá’í Faith.  cover of The Persian

“Nineteenth century England was a time of empire-building and discovery. Men found fame in naming things never before named, in bringing to light facts previously unknown. It was the aspiration of many a young man, and Robert Manning Grayson is no different. While on Persian soil, he comes upon an obscure movement whose ardent belief is that Christ has returned. With no other motive than to apprise his countrymen of their existence, the Oxford don gains renown as one of England’s foremost authorities on the subject . . . but not without detractors.
Yet this saga is also about Meredith Emery, an American who has left home to pursue a career in nursing and to escape from a personal family tragedy. When she is confronted with the possibility of having to return home, Fate steps in. Meeting Grayson, she discovers her linguistic ability and becomes attracted to the new religion. This complicates matters when the don’s comfortable indifference can no longer remain unchallenged.” (from the Amazon.com description)  This book is available in print and Kindle formats, and is in the Washington County public library system.

More fiction set in the early days of the Faith:
The Scribe’s Promise and Journey of Sorrow, Journey of Hope.

To watch the 50-minute film Light to the World, about the life of Bahá’u’lláh and the impact of His teachings on people around the world, go to http://www.bahai.org/light-to-the-world/ or  click HERE.
This dvd is in the Washington County public library system.

 

 

 

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