Friendship, Fellowship

Friendship Fellowship and Transformation

CODE: BK-6186

Price: $14.95

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"Make one new friend a year, show them genuine love, and slowly introduce them to the Faith."

Sounds easy, doesn't it? It certainly sounds more fun than knocking on doors. 

In this short and inspiring book, Michael Winger offers us useful insights on how to be successful at this most basic of human endeavors - making friends.  It is what we all long to do anyway, so why not learn to do it well? Oh, and then have a Fireside - not a public meeting, not a study circle, not a deepening, not a devotional meeting, not a children's class - a Fireside.  A Fireside is where you show genuine hospitality in your own home and talk with your friend about things that are important to them. If they are important, then the Faith has something to offer.

Here is what the publisher has to say:

The role of the individual in raising up a new society, highlighting the fireside method.

Upon the individual rests the true transformation of society. Our individual actions not only set the tone of our own lives, but influence the lives of others. Friendship, Fellowship and Transformation explores the role of the individual in raising up a new society, examines the process of teaching the Bahá’í Faith, links that process with the transformation in the nature of our community relationships, and provides a plan of action for individuals and communities.

The book highlights the fireside method as elucidated by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi. The fireside provides for us an insight into individual endeavour, a foundation for the transformation of the human condition ─ that within its framework lies the very core of the development of new patterns of relationships that will, over time, completely change the society in which we live.

Teaching the Cause of God is not solely about conversion. It is about the promulgation of the principle of the oneness of mankind, ‘the pivot round which all the Teachings of Bahá’u’lláh revolve’. We must be engaged with our neighbours, friends, family and co-workers in uplifting our conversations, in serving our communities together, in developing a devotional intermingling on a regular basis and in fostering the education of our children and the direction of our junior youth. Our very cities, towns, villages and neighbourhoods depend upon it.