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Fiction
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See also Poetry and Dramatic scripts.
  1. 1/2, by Yang Juan (2006). An existential yet emotionally-charged dialogue between two young women. [about]
  2. Ayesha of the Bosphorus: A Romance of Constantinople, by Stanwood Cobb (1915). A novella combining fiction with scenes from the lives of Abdu'l-Baha and the Baha'is in Haifa in the early 1900s. Includes introduction by Bei Dawud. [about]
  3. Birth and Call of Jesus Christ: A Bahá'í-inspired retelling, by David Merrick (2010). The story of the birth of Jesus and his call to the world of humanity. [about]
  4. Breathe Not the Sins of Others: A Tale of Suspense, by Stephen D. Dighton (2000). Features Baha'is and their Faith in situations many will recognize as mirroring their own spiritual battles. [about]
  5. Coming Out, by Ian Kluge (2001). Short, humorous play depicting the confusions that can result from trying to be too delicate in announcing one's commitment to the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  6. Contes interactifs pour pré-jeunes, by Romuald Boubou Moyo (2018). Il s’agit d’une deuxième version du livret pour pré-jeunes "Marcher dans le droit chemin." Ils vont pouvoir apprécier, en tant qu’acteurs principaux, les implications morales qui découlent des choix qu'ils feront en lisant les vingt contes interactifs. [about]
  7. Crucial Heart, The, by Barbara Jarvik, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). Short story about religious tolerance in Israel. [about]
  8. Divinations and Creation, by Horace Holley (1916). A collection of poetry. Does not mention the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  9. Drama of the Kingdom, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Mary Basil Hall (1933). A play written in 1912 by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá while he was in London and adopted with permission by Mary Basil Hall (named Parvine by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá). [about]
  10. Dramatic Readings, by Marlene Macke (2017). Nineteen screenplays prepared as part of a Writers' collective at Desert Rose Bahá'í Institute, either fictionalized dramatic presentations of pivotal events in Baha'i history or adapted from historical books. [about]
  11. Dress for Mona, A: Abridged one-act version, by Mark Perry (2002). The story of Mona Mahmudnizhad. [about]
  12. Escape from Earth: The Journal of a Planetary Pioneer, by Duane L. Herrmann (2018). Chapter 1 of a 300-page novel. [about]
  13. Flash Fiction: Spiritual Conversations, by Duane L. Herrmann (2014). Nine short stories; brief conversations that may aid enlightenment. [about]
  14. God's Heroes: A Drama in Five Acts, by Laura Clifford Barney (1910). A play based on events in the lives of the early Babis, with a focus on Tahirih. [about]
  15. Half Million Years, A, by Dana Paxson (2021). Exploring the 500,000-year Bahá’í cycle asserted by Shoghi Effendi, in two versions: academic-style essay form, and story-narrative form. [about]
  16. I Found You!, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Poetica: A Journal of Contemporary Jewish Writing (2014). Allegory of a little boy's new adventures in a new country with his mother, who had been lost. [about]
  17. I Loved Thy Creation: A collection of short fiction, by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (2008). Sci-fi, fantasy, and magic-realism stories inspired by Baha'i themes. [about]
  18. I, Mary Magdalene, by Juliet Thompson (1940). Semi-autobiographical account of Juliet Thompson's contact with 'Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  19. Interactive Stories, by Romuald Boubou Moyo (2020). A choose-your-own-adventure book, based on the junior youth book Walking the Straight Path. The book is intended to be studied by youth in small groups with the assistance of moderator, who can facilitate discussion and reflection. [about]
  20. Ios, the Shepherd Boy: Some Parables Concerning the Laws of the Spiritual Life, by Abdu'l-Bahá, in Star of the West, 13:7 (1922). Five short stories by Abdu'l-Baha told to Lua Getzinger, as recalled by May Maxwell, illustrating the spiritual life. [about]
  21. Layli, Majnun, and the Infernal Tree, by Mark Perry (2001). Short play dealing with the story of Layli and Majnun and partly inspired by the Seven Valleys. [about]
  22. Letters from the Past, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Wagon Magazine (2018). A young couple move into a new home in grief over their lost child and discover hidden letters which reveal a painful past as well as a message of hope. [about]
  23. Light, The, by Ian Kluge (2001). True life war story of an unexpected encounter with the miraculous in a large asylum for the incurably insane. [about]
  24. Locked In: A Medical Mystery, by Stephen D. Dighton (1996). A presentation of the principles of the Baha'i Faith as lived by an ordinary person in an extraordinary situation. [about]
  25. Mars Frontier, by Robert Stockman (2010). A novel about the first landing on Mars, exploration of the planet, and its eventual settlement. Contains some content of indirect relevance to the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  26. Mountain of God, The, by E. S. (Ethel Stefana) Stevens, in World Order, 4:3-4:4 (1911). Sympathetic portrayal by a non-Baha'i of Abdu'l-Baha and the small band of Bahá’ís who lived in Haifa and 'Akká early in 20th Century. [about]
  27. Obedience: Conscience and Dissent in the Bahá'í Faith, by Brendan Cook (2006). An outsider's perspective on the possible conflict between an individual's conscience and obedience to a higher authority, cast in the form of a dialogue. [about]
  28. On the Leavenworth Trail, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Wagon Magazine (2018). Historical fiction; a glimpse of life on the American frontier, in Kansas, just after the American Civil War, and international news that traveled remarkably fast. [about]
  29. Place in the Woods, A, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Summer Shorts II: Best Kept Secrets (2014). A young man has just achieved his life's goal, yet now he has an opportunity for professional advancement and must choose between the two. He gets confirmation of his choice from an unexpected place which confirms another decision. [about]
  30. Private Dowding: The personal story of a soldier killed in battle, by Wellesley Tudor Pole (1966). A record of a soldier in WWI allegedly "channeled" to Pole from the afterlife. [about]
  31. Proclaim the New Name, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Twisting Topeka (2014). "When you take an actual historical time and twist it, the results can be rather interesting. What part is true, what part is not? That, the reader will have to decide." From the Twisting Topeka anthology of historical fiction. [about]
  32. Read-Aloud Plays, by Horace Holley (1916). Nine short plays. Contains no mention of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  33. Sailor's Problem, The, by Ben Roskams (1995). A short play about unity featuring Sherlock Holmes. [about]
  34. Second Chance, by Duane L. Herrmann (2018). A story of redemption and transformation. [about]
  35. Short Stories, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Institor Gleg: New and Collected Stories (2017). Stories from a different point of view - one influenced by the Revelation of Baha'u'llah. [about]
  36. Silent Road: In the light of personal experience, by Wellesley Tudor Pole (1960). PDF of the entire book, followed by a short HTML-formatted excerpt about the "healing miracles" of Abdu'l-Baha. [about]
  37. Spiritual Assembly's Growing Pains, A, by Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum (1976). A play, in 28 pages, showing "some of the workings of a Baha'i Spiritual Assembly: some of the blunders, some of the problems; how certain types of people fit better into one office and others into another." [about]
  38. Stepping Out, by Duane L. Herrmann, in Herald of the South (1998). A young man asserts his independence and sets off to begin his own life. [about]
  39. Two Shall Appear, by Olivia Kelsey, Revised Second Edition (1943). A play which attempts to depict in a brief form the background and some of the heroic events of Baha'i history. [about]
  40. Vojdani: Ou, La quête: drame en huit tableaux, by Pierre Spierckel (2007). Drame relatant la recherche spirituelle de Vojdani telle que contée dans "Fire on the Mountain Top", joué par de jeunes gens bahá'ís et chercheurs. [about]
  41. White Dog, by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Issue 142 (1999). Beauty truly is in the eye, or perhaps the heart, of the beholder. [about]
  42. Wonder Lamp, The, by Abu'l-Qasim Faizi (1972). A children's story, and performance / storytelling piece, published as a 45-page booklet and also in audio recording. [about]
  43. Yahi-Bahi Society of Mrs. Resselyer-Brown, The, by Steven Leacock, in Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich (1914). Canadian humorist's 1914 parody of 'Abdu'l-Baha. [about]
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