Portals to Freedom, Diary of Juliet Thompson, Memories of Abdu'l-Baha - these books have touched thousands of lives - not because they recount history, but because they illustrate the spiritual transformation that Abdu'l-Baha brought about in the lives of ordinary people like you and me. There are scores of such published accounts, and hundreds of lesser-known jewels tucked away in articles and archives that few have ever seen.
Earl Redman has blessed us with a single volume that brings together the most poignant and moving of these stories in a beautifully researched and easy-to-read format. First-hand personal accounts are woven together in chronological order and placed in historical context by well-written descriptions of the people and places involved.
There is a complete bibliography, list of references and list of the names of all of the people who are mentioned, along with the pages they can be found on. Here you will find the great heros and heroines of our faith, along with fascinating lesser-known believers and seekers.
The publisher says: Abdu’l-Bahá in Their Midst is the story of the journeys of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to Europe and North America over the period 1911 to 1913.
Rather than focusing on the public talks he gave, inspiring though these were, it narrates how ‘Abdu’l-Bahá affected and transformed the lives of those he met, described in their own words.
A revealing and heartwarming book.
Earl Redman is a geologist who worked for two decades for the US Bureau of Mines studying mines and mineral deposits in more than 220 abandoned mine workings in the Juneau Gold Belt, Alaska. In 1999 he moved with his wife Sharon to Ireland, where although there are no mines in sight his experience has been put to good use in another field, exploring the gold mines of the stories included in this book.