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  1. The Woman Who Read Too Much: A Novel, by Bahíyyih Nakhjavani: Review, by Mary Sobhani (2018). [about]
  2. 1/2, by Yang Juan (2006). An existential yet emotionally-charged dialogue between two young women. [about]
  3. Ayesha of the Bosphorus: A Romance of Constantinople, by Stanwood Cobb (1915). A novella combining fiction with scenes from the lives of Abdu'l-Bahá and the Bahá'ís in Haifa in the early 1900s. Includes introduction by Bei Dawud. [about]
  4. Bahá'í Faith and Science Fiction, The, by Lavie Tidhar, in Internet Review of Science Fiction (2004). Contacts between Sci-Fi and Bahá'í have so far been minimal, but the origins of these two seemingly-disparate groups are shared by Western influences of the Enlightenment, urbanization, industrialization, Modernism, and the world of mass consumption. [about]
  5. Bahá'í Faith and Science Fiction, The, by Lavie Tidhar, in nanobison, 1:2 (2005). Short essay published in a "speculative fiction e-zine." [about]
  6. Breathe Not the Sins of Others: A Tale of Suspense, by Stephen D. Dighton (2000). Features Bahá'ís and their Faith in situations many will recognize as mirroring their own spiritual battles. [about]
  7. Bridge over Troubled Waters: The City of Haifa in Lavie Tidhar's Stories, by Ehud Maimon, in Strange Horizons (2012). Brief mentions of the temple of the Bab and the terraces, and the place of Haifa and Mt. Carmel in some contemporary Israeli fiction. Includes photos. [about]
  8. 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]
  9. Crucial Heart, The, by Barbara Jarvik, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). Short story about religious tolerance in Israel. [about]
  10. Cup of Tea, A, by Roger White, in Another Song, Another Season: Poems and Portrayals (1979). Monologue from the point of view of a fictitious character who meets 'Abdu’l-Baha. Upper class and prejudiced, she does not believe she can change her life sufficiently to embrace the Faith, but has a life-changing experience meeting the Master. [about]
  11. Desert Enlightenment: Prophets and Prophecy in American Science Fiction, by Justice Hagan (2013). On the pivotal role in the development of the central characters the narratives of the novel Dune, the comics The Rise of Apocalypse, and the film Star Wars. Contains a few passing mentions related to the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  12. 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]
  13. Escape from Earth: The Journal of a Planetary Pioneer, by Duane L. Herrmann (2018). Chapter 1 of a 300-page novel. [about]
  14. 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]
  15. 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]
  16. I Loved Thy Creation: A collection of short fiction, by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (2008). Sci-fi, fantasy, and magic-realism stories inspired by Bahá'í themes. [about]
  17. I, Mary Magdalene, by Juliet Thompson (1940). Semi-autobiographical account of Juliet Thompson's contact with 'Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  18. 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]
  19. 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-Bahá told to Lua Getzinger, as recalled by May Maxwell, illustrating the spiritual life. [about]
  20. 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]
  21. 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]
  22. 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]
  23. Locked In: A Medical Mystery, by Stephen D. Dighton (1996). A presentation of the principles of the Bahá'í Faith as lived by an ordinary person in an extraordinary situation. [about]
  24. 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 Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  25. Mountain of God, The, by E. S. (Ethel Stefana) Stevens, in World Order, 4:3-4:4 (1911). Book excerpts, sympathetic portrayal by a non-Bahá'í of Abdu'l-Bahá and the small band of Bahá’ís who lived in Haifa and 'Akká early in 20th Century. [about]
  26. 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]
  27. 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]
  28. 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]
  29. Postsecular Look at the Reading Motif in Bahiyyih Nakhjavani's The Woman Who Read Too Much, A, by Mary A. Sobhani, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 25:1-2 (2015). Nakhjavani’s historical novel includes metaphors that underscore a link between the secular and the sacred through the material and metaphysical act of reading; cf. McClure’s Partial Faiths: Postsecular Fiction in the Age of Pynchon and Morrison. [about]
  30. 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]
  31. Read-Aloud Plays, by Horace Holley (1916). Nine short plays. Contains no mention of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  32. Saddlebag, The: A Fable for Doubters and Seekers, by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani: Review, by Carolyn See, in Washington Post (2000). [about]
  33. Saddlebag: A Fable for Doubters and Seekers, by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani: Review, by Phyllis Sternberg Perrakis, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 12:1-4 (2002). [about]
  34. Sailor's Problem, The, by Ben Roskams (1995). A short play about unity featuring Sherlock Holmes. [about]
  35. Second Chance, by Duane L. Herrmann (2018). A story of redemption and transformation. [about]
  36. 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 Bahá'u'lláh. [about]
  37. Simla, a Tale of Love, by Stanwood Cobb (1919). A Hindu legend retold in poetic form: a story of love and devotion that reconciles flesh and spirit, love and life, the world and the soul. [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. 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]
  40. White Dog, by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Issue 142 (1999). Beauty truly is in the eye, or perhaps the heart, of the beholder. [about]
  41. Wisdom and Wit of Roger White, The: Two Reviews, by Marzieh Gail and Hilda Phillips, in dialogue magazine, 1:4 (1987). Reviews of White's books One Bird One Cage One Flight and A Sudden Music. [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-Bahá. [about]
 
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