Servant of The Glory
The Life of the 'Abdu'l-Bahá
If you desire to be one of those Bahá'ís who can tell the stories of the Central Figures, here is a clear, and easily readable account of the life of the 'Abdu'l-Bahá.
Here is a clear, straightforward and easily readable account of the remarkable life of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, the son of Bahá'u'lláh, founder of the Bahá'í Faith.
We see 'Abdu'l-Bahá from His earliest days in Persia, during the terrible persecutions of the Bábís, and follow Bahá'u'lláh and His family on their exiles across the Middle East to 'Akká. We learn how 'Abdu'l-Bahá protected His father while in the prison city and took on His shoulders the great responsibilities of the Cause after His father's passing. The building of the Shrine of the Báb, the first pilgrimages of Western believers to the Holy Land, the emancipation of 'Abdu'l-Bahá and His journeys to the West are among the many events described in this compelling story of one known as the 'Mystery of God', the 'Perfect Exemplar' and the 'Centre of the Covenant'.
Author: Mary Perkins.
Format: Softcover book, 334 pages, 13 x 20 cm.
Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 1999.
About Mary Perkins
Mary Perkins Gray is an author, poet and storyteller. She has focused on books, in simple English, on the history and teachings of the Bahá'í Faith.
Her first title, The Bahá'í Faith, an introudction, was co-authored with Philip Hainsworth, published by Ward Lock Educational in their series on Living Religions in 1980, and subsequently translated into Danish, German, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Russian and Braille.
Other titles include a trilogy on the lives of the central figures of the Faith, Hour of the Dawn, Day of Glory, and Servant of the Glory, tell the stories of the history of the central figures in easy to read English. This trilogy has been translated into both Chinese and Swahili; a picture book for children titled Percival the Piano, a Story for Naw Ruz, illustrated by Wendy Thomas, also available in Spanish; and a book on peace-building titled Growing Into Peace, a manual for peace-builders in the 1990s and beyond.
Mary was born and raised in the west of Wales and holds a degree in history from the University of Wales, Swansea. She has worked for eight years in Africa - in Lesotho, in Uganda where she became a Bahá'í, and in Cameroon where she met and married Richard Gray, an American astronomer. The Grays have now live in the mountains of North Carolina where Richard has taught astronomy for over thirty years. Mary is currently working on a second picture book and a book on storytelling. Mary is a licensed Brain Gym® facilitator and a passionate backyard gardener. In 2016 a volume of her poetry, titled Turning Toward Home was published by Bibliofiles.