The moving autobiography of Nathan Rutstein, who grew up under difficult circumstances in the Bronx and transformed his life through service to humanity.
The child of Jewish immigrants in the Bronx, Nathan Rutstein was raised in a home devoid of books and ran the streets with gangs as a youth. When he was admitted to college on a sports scholarship, he seemed headed for a career in baseball, but the pursuit of justice - particularly racial equality - motivated him to apply himself in another direction.
Unaware at first of his own spiritual nature, Nathan emerged from his youth with a deep thirst for personal spiritual growth rooted in the teachings of the Bahai Faith. Though nothing in his upbringing encouraged him to pursue the life of the mind, eventually he became an author, a teacher, and a tireless advocate for racial equality, which became the dominating passion of his life.
This autobiographical narrative, written just months before his death, offers a compelling account of a remarkable person and an illuminating portrait of the transforming power of love, dedication, and perseverance in the path of personal spiritual development.