• Decisive Hour

Decisive Hour

Messages to America 1932-1946

This Decisive Hour is a collection of letters and cablegrams from Shoghi Effendi to the North American Bahá’í community sent between 1932 and 1946. It was originally published under the title Messages to America.

As with Citadel of Faith the collection gives insight into the crises and victories faced by the American believers in the period covered by the letters, through the lens of guidance provided by the Guardian, and its value lies not only in the glimpse it gives into history but in the perspective it provides on the present, and the applicability of the principles identified to the issues of the current time.

This Decisive Hour is a collection of letters and cablegrams from Shoghi Effendi to the North American Bahá’í community sent between 1932 and 1946. It was originally published under the title Messages to America.

As with Citadel of Faith the collection gives insight into the crises and victories faced by the American believers in the period covered by the letters, through the lens of guidance provided by the Guardian, and its value lies not only in the glimpse it gives into history but in the perspective it provides on the present, and the applicability of the principles identified to the issues of the current time.

  • Contributors:: Shoghi Effendi (Author)
  • Format: Softcover book | 210 pages
  • Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 11 mm | 289 g
  • Publisher: Baha'i Publications Australia, 2021
  • Note: Print-on-demand; 12 point font; no index included
  • Digital Source: Bahá'í Reference Library
  • ISBN: 9780909991692
  • SKU: GUARD_HOUR-AU
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  • Contributors:: Shoghi Effendi (Author)
  • Format: Softcover book | 210 pages
  • Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 11 mm | 289 g
  • Publisher: Baha'i Publications Australia, 2021
  • Note: Print-on-demand; 12 point font; no index included
  • Digital Source: Bahá'í Reference Library
  • ISBN: 9780909991692
  • SKU: GUARD_HOUR-AU

About Shoghi Effendi

Shoghi Rabbani, known as Shoghi Effendi, was born in 1897 in what is now Israel, and died in 1957 in London, England. He was the grandson of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and served as the Head of the Bahá’í Faith from 1921 to his death. Shoghi Effendi wrote over 25,000 letters and cables, some of which were later published as books. He also wrote a history of the first century of the Bahá’í Faith titled God Passes By. His writings – half of which are in English and the half of which are in Arabic and Persian - include analyses of world events in light of the Bahá’í scriptures, interpretations of Bahá’í scripture, responses to letters from individuals and Bahá’í institutions, and authoritative translations of writings of Bahá’u’lláh and the Báb.

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