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Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah

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Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh is a compilation of selected tablets and extracts from tablets by Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. Shoghi Effendi, head of the Bahá'í Faith from 1921 to 1957, made the selection and performed the translation, which was first published 1935.

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Paperback, 431 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Bahai Publishing
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How do you even rate a book written by a Manifestation of God? Obviously, this was a difficult read, way over my head, but it was worth the struggle. I think I underlined half the book...definitely inspiring, thought-provoking, words to live by.
Maya Bohnhoff
This is, without doubt, my chief reference book when it comes to the writings of Baha'u'llah ... or the answers to questions about life, the universe and everything. Some of the passages have been highlighted so many times, the paper's wearing thin. It also has a preface by Shoghi Effendi, who translated the tablets and organized them by subject matter.

I have one copy for devotions, one copy for reference (with tabs and annotations) and one that is falling apart because I reference it so often.
Matthew LaFave
More excellent stuff to read thru or peruse. I was surprised to find a compilation of the main Baha'u'llah books at my local library. I honestly love this stuff, and feel on many levels it is very enriching to read. Matter of fact, I can't think of a proper word to describe how good this stuff is.
i've returned to different parts of this book though the years. great spiritual ideas and ideals.
Jun 24, 2008 naree rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those looking for meaning in life
Better known as Baha'u'llah's Greatest Hits according to some :)
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