'The Hidden Words is a treasury of divine mysteries. When thou ponderest its contents, the doors of the mysteries will open.' ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.
The essence of all revealed truth lies ready for your exploration in The Hidden Words of Bahá'u'lláh. What better way to follow the Universal House of Justice's call to teach using the Creative Word than to give away a book that unveils the beauty of the Faith in a language reminiscent of the Psalms and the Beatitudes?
Compiler: Justice St Rain.
Format: Softcover booklet, 64 pages, 10 x 15 cm.
Publisher: Special Ideas, 2007.
Why they were developed
In Justice St Rain's personal teaching, he gave away dozens of copies of The Hidden Words, but it seemed as though the editions available were designed for Bahá'ís personal use. There was no welcome, no explanation of who Baha'u'llah was or why the book was important. The book includes a simple welcome, the entire text of The Hidden Words, two pages of prayers, seven pages of quotations, a page about Bahá'u'lláh, and a list of principles.
How to use them
This edition has inspired some very creative teaching ideas. One friend suggested that they be used as Naw Ruz and Ayyám-i-Há cards. Think of all the people you know who like daily meditations and send them one. Keep one in your purse, pocket or glove compartment for those unexpected teaching opportunities. Another friend wants to put them in hotel rooms beside the Gideon's Bible. Distribute them to world religion classes, or use them as party favors or thank-you gifts at Bahá'í events.