Love Which Does Not Wait

“They became candles. And winds blew against them mercilessly, violent winds toothed and clawed with war, yet their fragile flames, lit by vision and love, still burn, radiance.”

So Janet Ruhe-Schoen describes the nine Bahá’ís brought to life in this engaging and moving book. And who were these Bahá’ís? Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith, eulogized them all in a cable as a “distinguished band of co-workers.” They lived their lives in service to the Faith, and their deaths in places far from their homes were shining examples of the magnificent pioneering services that the North American Bahá’í community rendered during the crucial early years of the Bahá’í Faith’s establishment.

Their lives bespoke a love which does not wait and a devotion that knows no bounds.

The stories of Lua Getsinger, May Maxwell, Martha Root, Keith Ransom-Keller, Hyde Dunn, Susan Moody, Dorothy Baker, Ella Bailey and Marion Jack.

“They became candles. And winds blew against them mercilessly, violent winds toothed and clawed with war, yet their fragile flames, lit by vision and love, still burn, radiance.”

So Janet Ruhe-Schoen describes the nine Bahá’ís brought to life in this engaging and moving book. And who were these Bahá’ís? Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith, eulogized them all in a cable as a “distinguished band of co-workers.” They lived their lives in service to the Faith, and their deaths in places far from their homes were shining examples of the magnificent pioneering services that the North American Bahá’í community rendered during the crucial early years of the Bahá’í Faith’s establishment.

Their lives bespoke a love which does not wait and a devotion that knows no bounds.

The stories of Lua Getsinger, May Maxwell, Martha Root, Keith Ransom-Keller, Hyde Dunn, Susan Moody, Dorothy Baker, Ella Bailey and Marion Jack.

  • Contributors:: Janet Ruhe-Schoen (Author)
  • Format: Softcover book | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 140 x 216 x 25 mm | 427 g
  • Publisher: Bahá'í Publications Australia, 2023
  • ISBN: 9781925320312
  • SKU: RUHES_LOVE@p
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  • Contributors:: Janet Ruhe-Schoen (Author)
  • Format: Softcover book | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 140 x 216 x 25 mm | 427 g
  • Publisher: Bahá'í Publications Australia, 2023
  • ISBN: 9781925320312
  • SKU: RUHES_LOVE@p

About Janet Ruhe-Schoen

Janet Ruhe-Schoen has written four books of Bahá'í biography. A Love Which Does Not Wait, focusing on nine pioneer Bahá'í teachers lauded in a 1954 eulogy that linked them in greatness of purpose and service, was the first. Now in its third edition in Australia, it's also been published in Portuguese and Spanish and is slated to appear in German.

She's also the author of The Nightingale, Bahá'u'lláh; Rejoice In My Gladness: The Life of Táhirih; Champions of Oneness: Louis Gregory and His Shining Circle. Another biographical effort is a monograph, An Enchantment of the Heart: A Portrait of Marcia Steward.

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1950, she's lived in Peru and Chile as well as on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in New Mexico. She's worked as a journalist in Santiago de Chile and in New York State, and is also a poet and visual artist. She now lives in Arizona.

Titles by Janet Ruhe-Schoen

Hands of the Cause of God

Early Believers

History of the Faith, Women