The Crowned Heart series is the popular and inspiring collection of stories for young readers, drawn from Lights of Fortitude. It introduces three beloved heroines of the Faith.
"How many queens of the world have laid down their heads on a pillow of dust and disappeared... Not so the handmaids who ministered at the Threshold of God; these have shone forth like glittering stars in the skies of ancient glory, shedding their splendours across all the reaches of time." - `Abdu’l-Bahá.
This is the story of Hand of the Cause of God, Clara Dunn. This easy-to-read story is accompanied by truly exquisite watercolor illustrations by Katayoun Mottahedin.
Melanie Lotfali PhD is a graduate of the Australian College of Journalism in Professional Writing for Children.
Melanie has taught spiritual education classes for children for the past twenty years in five countries and is currently an active animator and trainer of animators for the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program. She is a qualified counselor and classroom teacher, and for over six years facilitated violence prevention and respectful relationships programs in high schools.
Much of her childhood was spent on the farms, beaches and mountains of Tasmania, where the Fellowship Farm series is set. As an adult she spent four years in Siberia and four years in East Timor as a pioneer. She currently lives in Lismore, Australia, with her family.
Katayoun Mottahedin has a Post Graduate Diploma of Education from Monash University, Bachelor of Graphic Design from Swinburne University of Technology, and a Diploma of Arts and Design from Chisholm Institute. Her art has been utilised in magazines, books, greeting cards, stationary and other publications. She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia.