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The Challenge of Baha'u'llah: Does God Still Speak to Humanity Today?

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Author Gary Matthews documents why he believes that the Revelation of Baha'u'llah is divine in origin, representing a unique summons of unequaled importance to humanity. The book contains discussions of Baha'i prophecies concerning historical events and scientific discoveries. Among the events and discoveries discussed are the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the worldwide ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Bahai Publishing (first published December 1st 1993)
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Michael Sabani
Aug 05, 2013 Michael Sabani rated it it was amazing
In The Challenge of Baha’u'llah, Gary Matthews presents evidence as to why the claim of Baha’u'llah as Manifestation of God for this Age should be taken seriously. Now, as a Baha’i I already take this claim seriously! But this doesn’t meant that there wasn’t anything the glean from this book. Quite the opposite!

Matthews makes a solid case throughout the book, presenting pages upon pages of documented evidence backing up the Prophetic nature of Baha’u'llah and His writings. This was great, and ve
Jody Mena
Jun 01, 2015 Jody Mena added it
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An interesting presentation of evidence, full of not just metaphysical views, but correlational evidence from history, sociology, anthropology and science, and a relatively liberal amount of respect for the readers' potential skepticism. The author said that his goal for the book was not to convince people, but to interest readers and incite them to further investigation, and I believe that goal is thoroughly accomplished by the end of the book.

I'd recommend this book, a lot of what the author
Avrel Seale
Mar 18, 2008 Avrel Seale rated it it was amazing
This is one of the three books I would recommend to anyone investigating religious reality in general or the Baha'i Faith in particular. In a fast-moving and easy style, Gary Mathews moves through the most convincing proofs -- including a fascinating survey of prophecy -- that the nineteenth-century Persian figure known as Baha'u'llah is in fact the Promised One foretold by all historic religions. (The other two books, if you're wondering, are Abdu'l Baha's "Some Answered Questions" and ...more
Jan 05, 2008 Dave rated it did not like it
This book was a mistake. I was looking for a book on the tenets and teachings of the Baha'i faith, but this was the only book the store had. Unfortunately, it only pays lip service to the teachings, then launches into a laundry list of prophecies supposedly made by the religion's founder that the author claims have come true. No thanks.
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