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Effendi Shoghi's historical masterpiece, God Passes By, takes readers on an enlightening journey through the important milestones in the Baha'i Faith that occurred between the years 1844 and 1944. With a captivating narrative and meticulous attention to detail, Shoghi effortlessly brings to life the story of Baha'u'llah, the founder of this transformative religion, and the development of His mission.

What sets this book apart is its ability to provide a comprehensive and unbiased account of the events that unfolded during this pivotal century. Shoghi's writing style is both engaging and scholarly, making it accessible to readers from all walks of life. Through his meticulous research, he presents a balanced perspective, expertly weaving together primary sources, historical documentation, and personal anecdotes to paint a vivid picture of the growth and expansion of the Baha'i Faith.

One of the strongest aspects of God Passes By is Shoghi's skill in capturing the essence of Baha'u'llah's teachings and the profound impact they had on the world. He explores the crucial themes of unity, peace, and justice that lie at the heart of the Baha'i Faith, delving into their relevance to the challenges faced by society at that time. This not only allows readers to understand the context in which these teachings were revealed but also provides invaluable insights into their timeless significance today.

As a witness to many of these historical events himself, Shoghi's personal recollections and anecdotes bring a human touch to the narrative, creating a deeper connection between the reader and the figures who played a role in the development of the Baha'i Faith. From the early believers who endured persecution and imprisonment to the Western disciples who dedicated their lives to spreading Baha'u'llah's message, their stories add richness and authenticity to the overall narrative.

God Passes By is not only a treasure trove of historical information but also serves as a source of inspiration for readers. Shoghi's genuine passion for the subject matter shines through, reminding us of the power of faith, sacrifice, and resilience in transforming individuals and societies. The book not only deepens one's understanding of the Baha'i Faith but also encourages reflection on our own lives and our commitment to the betterment of humanity.

In conclusion, God Passes By is a remarkable literary work that invites readers into a world of profound spiritual transformation and historical significance. Effendi Shoghi's meticulous research, engaging writing style, and personal insights make this book a must-read for anyone interested in the history of religions, the pursuit of global justice, and the power of faith to shape human destiny.

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God Passes By

by Shoghi Effendi

Edition 1, (September 2006)


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