The Life of Bahá’u’lláh: A Treasury of Stories
Bahá’ís around the world are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh in Persia (now Iran) in 1817. To honor this historic occasion, Brilliant Star has assembled a treasury of compelling stories about His life.
With vibrant illustrations, this collector’s edition is for readers ages 7–12, but will captivate young and old alike. In puzzles and activities, you can explore virtues related to Bahá’í beliefs, which include the importance of service to humanity, the equality of women and men, and the elimination of prejudice and racism.
A book release party and free concert with family music artist Red Grammer were held at the Bahá’í House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois, on October 14, 2017.
Bahá’u’lláh (“Glory of God” in Arabic) founded the Bahá’í Faith and urged all of humanity to live in peace as one family. He taught that the world’s religions are connected and come from one powerful force, like rays from one sun. Each faith was founded by a Messenger of God, such as Abraham, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. God sends a new Messenger as humanity evolves and needs renewed divine guidance. Bahá’ís believe that Bahá’u’lláh is God’s most recent Messenger.
During His life, Bahá’u’lláh revealed over 100 books and tablets of sacred writings. Because officials wanted to stop Him, He was imprisoned, persecuted, and exiled far from His home. But He persisted in sharing His message of unity. He told us to end conflicts based on race and religion. He said that all people should be educated. He asked world leaders to stop wars. Today, these ideas are embraced by millions of Bahá’ís and by people of many faiths who work for justice and peace.
Bahá’u’lláh said, “So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” When we can see everyone on Earth as members of one human family and treat people with love, our actions build peace.
We invite kids and families to explore and discuss the stories of Bahá’u’lláh’s life and the many ways you can shine your light of love and peace in the world.
“This book is a timely and indispensable addition to any collection of spiritual education tools. Through stories of Bahá’u’lláh’s life, we glimpse Bahá’í history and gain timeless lessons that build character strengths and virtues. Readers will gain inspiration and find tools to help generations build justice, unity, and peace. I’m very excited about this publication!”
— Homa Sabet Tavangar, Author, Growing Up Global & education adviser
“Compiled with careful love from the rich reserves of Brilliant Star Magazine, this book beautifully shares the life of Bahá’u’lláh in a way that appeals to children and adults alike. It’s a wonderful aid to parents’ efforts to convey the mystery, power, and impact of the life of Bahá’u’lláh.”
— Layli Miller-Muro, Founder, Tahirih Justice Center
“Brilliant Star does it again! This wonderful collection of stories gives a beautifully presented panoramic view of the life of Bahá’u’lláh, God’s most recent Messenger to humanity. It is no surprise that the triumph of love over tyranny, prejudice, and hatred is the dominant theme of this book. What a special gift to children and families everywhere!”
— Red Grammer, Grammy-nominated family music artist
To order your copy, contact the Bahá’í Distribution Service.