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An introductory book for people new to the Bahá'í Faith, in audiobook format.
Audio originally posted, with permission of authors, at, and reposted to under CC license.

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Part of this book is also online in Russian translation.

The Bahá'í Faith

by Mary Perkins and Philip Hainsworth

London: Ward, Lock and Co., 1980
About: Throughout history, God has revealed Himself to humanity through a series of divine Messengers, whose teachings guide and educate us and provide the basis for the advancement of human society. These Messengers have included Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. Their religions come from the same Source and are in essence successive chapters of one religion from God. Bahá’u’lláh, the latest of these Messengers, brought new spiritual and social teachings for our time. His essential message is of unity. He taught the oneness of God, the oneness of the human family, and the oneness of religion.

Bahá'u'lláh said, “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens,” and that, as foretold in all the sacred scriptures of the past, now is the time for humanity to live in unity.

Founded more than a century and a half ago, the Bahá'í Faith has spread around the globe. Members of the Bahá'í Faith live in more than 100,000 localities and come from nearly every nation, ethnic group, culture, profession, and social or economic background. Bahá'ís believe the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of the nature and purpose of life and of the future of society. Such a vision unfolds in the writings of Bahá'u'lláh.

See a bio of Philip Hainsworth which states: "In the 1980s Hainsworth published a number of works, including The Bahá'í Faith (with Mary Perkins), which became an established textbook in schools."

Part one: download MP3 file [5.1 MB, 44 min.] download OGG file [9.4 MB, 44 min.]
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