Though beginning in 2004, the Reform Bahai Faith traces its origin to the early Bahais Ruth White, Mirza Ahmad Sohrab, and Julie Chanler, who sought to preserve the Teachings of Abdu'l-Baha after his passing in 1921. They and other early American Bahais understood the Bahai Faith was being turned into an oppressive organization, under what the British Museum document expert Dr. C. Ainsworth Mitchell judged to be a fraudulent will and testament.
Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the Bahai Faith, believed in and taught a moderate, universal religion, grounded in a separation of church and state, not a theocracy, and members of the Reform Bahai Faith seek to recover and renew that saving vision for all humanity.
The newcomer to the Bahai Teachings will find here a brief but eloquent and inspiring introduction to the Faith of Baha'u'llah, while people already familiar with it will find a refreshing breeze has returned to revivify and uplift the spirit.
This book marks the first publication of the Reform Bahai Press, which will publish several more titles during the next few years.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It is only selected writings from Baha'u'llah and Abdul-Baha. Better off reading Kitab-i-iqan by Baha'u'llah and Some Answered Questions by Abdul-Baha otherwise it is what the editor picked to put into this book. A great introductory book is "Baha'i Faith: The Emerging Global Religion" it paints a more complete picture.