• Servant at the Threshold

Servant at the Threshold

Stories about Shoghi Effendi

Who is Shoghi Effendi? What is the Formative Age and what is the Administrative Order of the Bahá'í Faith? In a highly readable way, especially aimed at young people, The Servant at the Threshold answers these questions.

The Servant at the Threshold is the last of the four books by Hitjo Garst about the first 120 years of the Bahá'í Faith. This book is about Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Faith. His life is inextricably linked to the first forty years of the Formative Age and the building of the Administrative Order, which began in 1921.

Beautifully written by Hitjo Garst, a writer for children with extensive experience in teaching children’s classes. 

The Formative Age of the Faith was preceded by the Heroic Age, which began in 1844, in Iran, with the proclamation of the Báb, the Herald of Bahá'u'lláh. The life of the Báb and His heroic followers...Show More

Who is Shoghi Effendi? What is the Formative Age and what is the Administrative Order of the Bahá'í Faith? In a highly readable way, especially aimed at young people, The Servant at the Threshold answers these questions.

The Servant at the Threshold is the last of the four books by Hitjo Garst about the first 120 years of the Bahá'í Faith. This book is about Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Faith. His life is inextricably linked to the first forty years of the Formative Age and the building of the Administrative Order, which began in 1921.

Beautifully written by Hitjo Garst, a writer for children with extensive experience in teaching children’s classes. 

The Formative Age of the Faith was preceded by the Heroic Age, which began in 1844, in Iran, with the proclamation of the Báb, the Herald of Bahá'u'lláh. The life of the Báb and His heroic followers is described in the book, The Herald and His Heroes. The book, From Mountain to Mountain, contains forty stories about the life of Bahá'u'lláh, the Founder of the Bahá'í Faith. The Most Mighty Branch, the third book in this series, is about the life and ministry of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, the son of Bahá'u'lláh. Bahá'u'lláh appointed His Son as the interpreter of His Writings. After Bahá'u'lláh's Ascension, the unity of His Faith was preserved through 'Abdu'l-Bahá, just as now and into the future, unity will be preserved through the Administrative Order.

  • Contributors:
    Hitjo Garst (Author) | 
    Anja Shanmugampillai (Illustrator)
  • Format: Softcover book | 450 pages
  • Dimensions: 140 x 210 x 23 mm | 503 g
  • Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 2021
  • ISBN: 9780853986423
  • SKU: GARST_EFFEN
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  • Contributors:
    Hitjo Garst (Author) | 
    Anja Shanmugampillai (Illustrator)
  • Format: Softcover book | 450 pages
  • Dimensions: 140 x 210 x 23 mm | 503 g
  • Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 2021
  • ISBN: 9780853986423
  • SKU: GARST_EFFEN

About Hitjo Garst

Hitjo Garst was born in the Netherlands into an orthodox Protestant family and became a Bahá'í in 1972. For many years he has been involved in the translation of books for the Dutch Bahá'í community and in the development of Bahá'í children's classes.

Titles by Hitjo Garst

Learning the History
for the Middle Years

Learning the History
for the Older Years

Life and Times of Shoghi