Suggested Reading

Bahá’u’lláh revealed numerous volumes on a wide variety of subjects. His principle Writings have been translated into English, French and many other languages. The authoritative interpretations of ‘Abdú’l-Bahá and the written guidance from Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Faith, are an additional source for an understanding of the significance of Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation.

We have assembled here some suggested reading material.  Some of these titles may be accessed at the Bahá’í Reference Library.

General Introductory Books

Title. Author
The Bahá’í Faith. The Emerging Global Religion William S. Hatcher J. Douglas Martin
Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era J.D. Esslemont

Sacred Writings

Title. Author
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas Bahá’u’lláh
Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh Bahá’u’lláh
Kitab-I-Iqan, Book of Certitude Bahá’u’lláh
Epistle to the Son of the Wolf Bahá’u’lláh
Hidden Words Bahá’u’lláh
Seven Valleys & Four Valleys Bahá’u’lláh
Prayers and Meditations Bahá’u’lláh

Works of Abdu’l-Baha

Title. Author
Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdú’l-Bahá ‘Abdú’l-Bahá
Some Answered Questions ‘Abdú’l-Bahá
Paris Talks ‘Abdú’l-Bahá

History Works

Title. Author
Bahá’u’lláh, the King of Glory H. M. Balyuzi
God Passes By Shoghi Effendi
The Báb H. M. Balyuzi
`Abdu’l-Bahá: The Centre of the Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh H. M. Balyuzi
Vignettes from the Life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Annamarie Honnold


Publishers or Distributors
Bahá’í Distribution Service
George Ronald