What would it have been like to meet Jesus? To read a full account of the life of Moses or Buddha in Their own words? Yet the history of the world’s religions has been told largely by the followers and detractors, often many years after the death of the Prophet-Founders.
Today, however, we have an opportunity to read the authenticated words of a Founder of a major world religion – Bahá’u’lláh, Founder of the Bahá’í Faith.
Call to Remembrance is a beautiful edition of the life story of Bahá’u’lláh, compiled by Geoffry W. Marks from the Prophet’s own works. Students of world religions will appreciate the chance to read about the Founder of one of the fastest growing (and widespread) world religions. Lovers of spiritual poets like Rumi will thrill at the beauty of the writing:
On receiving revelation from God: “I was but a man like others, asleep upon My couch, when lo, the breezes of the All-Glorious were wafted over Me, and taught Me the knowledge of all that hath been.”
On remaining steadfast after His death: “Be not dismayed, O peoples of the world, when the day star of My beauty is set, and the heaven of My tabernacle is concealed from your eyes…We are with you at all times, and shall strengthen you through the power of truth.”
As a busy mom to two little ones, I often find it difficult to find time to read something other than parenting books and blogs, but this book has provided welcome inspiration and a view beyond the ordinary day-to-day.
First released in hardcover in 1992 on the centennial of Bahá’u’lláh’s passing, this new paperback version is a beautiful addition to the library of any lover of religious history or seeker after spiritual truth.
Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book to review; however, all opinions are my own.
This review is part of the series Parenting and Faith series, in which I feature posts from bloggers discussing how their religion or philosophy influences their parenting.