A novel about becoming a Bahá'í in the 1970s.
Adam's mother had always maintained that her first-born was a difficult child right from the start. If he wasn't moving, he wasn't happy. . . he was a discontent. Adam was born a son amongst the blessed upon the earth. But he could not abide the blessing until he understood it and felt himself worthy.
The United States, melting pot of the world - or cauldron? For Adam, growing up there in the 1960s and 70s, the heat was fierce, and he had to go through the middle of it - the excesses, the rootlessness and alienation of his generation. But all the time Adam was trying to understand the world and his place in it. And when he becomes a member of the Bahá'í Faith, he discovers that this is 'not the end and conclusion of the great yearning. It is only the first step'.
Bruce Wells was born in 1957 and became a member of the Bahá'í Faith in 1976. 'From Discontent', his first novel, was written in India as part of a Bachelor's degree for Friends World College, Huntingdon, New York. He then studied creative writing for an MA at Antioch International University.
Format: softcover book, 214 pages.
Publisher:George Ronald Publisher, 1985.