Divine Journey

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AuthorHouse, Feb 8, 2012 - Religion
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As the title indicates; Divine Journey: Exploring the Baha i Faith, takes one on a guided tour of the Baha i Faith and its teachings. While not intended to proselytize (Baha is are strictly forbidden to do so) it seeks to gently share with those who are interested in learning about the Baha i Faith what it means to be a Baha i and to live a Baha i life via an exploration of some of the central teachings of that religion on love, peace, world unity, the purpose of life, life after death, and race unity and the elimination of prejudice. The book explores the implications and applications of the teachings of the Baha i Faith and how they relate to the individual on a personal level and to society and the world on a global level, while examining the reciprocal relationship between them.
Permeating the book is the cardinal teaching of the Baha i Faith, that being the essential oneness of humanity and our spiritual transformation as lovers of the diversity that beautifies our human family. It is the ultimate aim of the book to illustrate that, to be true, this spiritual transformation must manifest itself in loving fellowship and service to humanity.
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
xi
AUTHORS NOTE
xiii
INTRODUCTION
xv
HISTORY AND TEACHINGS
xxi
CHAPTER ONE WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE
1
MORE THAN AN END TO WAR
20
CHAPTER THREE ITS A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL
35
CHAPTER FOUR THE PURPOSE OF LIFE
51
CHAPTER EIGHTAMERICAS MOST VITAL AND CHALLENGING ISSUE Reflections On Race Unity
158
EPILOGUE TO BE A BAHÁÍ
191
APPENDIX ONE BAHÁÍ LITERATURE
197
APPENDIX TWO BAHÁÍ HOLY DAYS242
211
APPENDIX THREE BAHÁÍ FEAST CALENDAR246
213
APPENDIX FOUR BUILDING BRIDGES OUT OF THE WALLS SONG LYRICS
215
BIBLIOGRAPHY
217
PRAYERS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
223

CHAPTER FIVE NICE GUYS FINISH FIRST The Challenge of Living a Baháí Life
79
CHAPTER SIX LIFE AFTER DEATH
103
CHAPTER SEVEN MISCONCEPTIONS AND MISUNDERSTANDINGS
128
PRAYERS FOR THE UNITY OF OUR HUMAN FAMILY
225
ENDNOTES
227
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