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on 6 May 2003
A much loved book, first published in 1937, and reprinted many times since.
Howard Colby Ives, a Unitarian Minister, met Abdu'l-Baha in New York in 1912. This is the story of the author's struggle when he first encountered the Baha'i Faith, and his spiritual battles within himself to align his Christian background with the more recent teachings of the Baha'i Faith. Howard Colby Ives became an early American believer and fell deeply in love with the healing teachings of Baha'u'llah which sank deep into his heart. His encounters with Abdu'l-Baha are related with a heart full of love and this, in turn, enables the reader to better understand the personality and mystery of Abdu'l-Baha, the appointed Centre of Baha'u'llah's Covenant with mankind, and Exemplar of its teachings.
It is an easy to read book, incorporating Abdu'l-Baha's wise and divinely inspired explanations of the essential meanings of life, practical and spiritual. I have read this book several times and each time enjoy it more and more.