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Portals to Freedom

Author: Howard Colby Ives
Product Code: PTFT
ISBN: 978-1-931847-99-5
Publisher: Baha'i Publishing
Availability: In stock


Portals to Freedom is an intimate portrait of one of the most significant religious figures in recent history, 'Abdu'l-Bahá-- the son and appointed successor of the Prophet of the Baha'i Faith. Author Howard Colby Ives offers us a remarkably candid and honest description of his own personal spiritual search as a Unitarian minister struggling with questions of faith and spirituality. His search ultimately led him to a discovery of the Baha'i Faith just a short time before 'Abdu'l-Bahá arrived in North America in 1912 on a quest to share the teachings and vision of his father with the people of the West.

In Portals we get not only Ives's personal reflections and inner struggles, but a fascinating eyewitness account of the words and actions of one who has been described by his Prophet-father as "the Mystery of God," is considered by Baha'is to be the perfect exemplar of the Faith's teachings, and who emerged from a lifetime of exile at the hands of the Ottoman Empire to travel tirelessly and share the Faith's message of unity in a profound and loving manner that touched the hearts of all with whom He came in contact.

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by Jackie Carter
on 3/23/2018
from Derbyshire UK
Wonderful book!
This was one of the first books ever read on the faith alongside Release the Sun by William Sears over 50 years ago! As a 20 year old student nurse and a Christian! I was inquisitive about a faith I had never heard of before. So my adventure started with the story of The Bab and an introduction to The Master and His travels in America. I loved both books and the spiritual journey I took with Howard Colby Ives still remains with me! It may seem a little old fashioned by today's standards but it tells of one man's search for an ageless truth and to me it is as relevant now as it was then.
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