Do you want to find true happiness? Do you want to be free of materialism and follow a more spiritual path?
Would you like to learn about a community of people from every conceivable background, religious denomination, and spiritual path who have come together in a new world religion that is transforming their lives one day at a time? Are you open to embracing a new vision for the future of humanity that is hopefully, empowering, unifying, and spiritually uplifting?
Manifest Your Potential in the Baha’i Faith, How the Beliefs, Practices, and Vision of the Baha’i Faith Can Change Your Life is a book that offers you a new way to live in this modern world. It provides an intimately personal view into the understandings that explain reality and help real people live more spiritual lives.
For People New to the Baha’i Faith
If you are new to the Baha’i Faith, this book offers you a compelling look at the way people live this new world religion in their daily lives, their workplaces, their families, and in their communities.
If you are an experienced Baha’i, this book provides a whole new perspective on living the Baha’i life . It explores the beliefs of the faith such as our understandings of God, religion, faith, life after death, and sins and forgiveness. In addition, explores the practices of being a Baha’i such as prayer, meditation, fasting, pilgrimage, following the laws, and more. And lastly, explores the power of the vision of the Baha’i Faith to bring people together into a unified world community that is changing the world one heart at a time.
Written in a conversational and friendly tone, the author uses analogies, stories, and quotations from the Baha’i Holy Writings to illustrate points and expound on topics. It provides a inspiring introduction to the life of a Baha’i for people of all backgrounds and experiences.
About the Author
The author, Nathan Thomas, is a member of the Baha’i Faith who lives in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. An experienced teacher, writer, and public speaker, Nathan brings his storytelling abilities and his capacity to explain complex ideas in an easy-to-digest way to all of his books and speaking engagements. In addition to the Manifest Your Potential Series, Nathan has also written other books including Making a Better World with the Baha’i Faith and Many Paths to the Baha’i Faith.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Welcome to Manifesting Your Potential
Chapter 2. What is the Baha’i Faith?
Part I: Beliefs
Chapter 3. Accepting a Practical Concept of God
Chapter 4. Renewing the Role of Religion in Modern Life
Chapter 5. Finding Happiness that Endures
Chapter 6. Achieving Contentment through Detachment
Chapter 7. Appreciating the Role of Sins and Forgiveness in Faith
Chapter 8. Overcoming Tests and Difficulties
Chapter 9. Learning about Life through Death
Chapter 10. Offering a Fulfilling Path to Every Soul
Part II: Practices
Chapter 11. Practicing Moderation in All Things
Chapter 12. Striving to Follow the Baha’i Laws
Chapter 13. Harnessing the Power of Prayer in our Lives
Chapter 14. Aligning Our Lives with Meditation
Chapter 15. Enjoying the Lasting Rewards of Fasting
Chapter 16. Cherishing the Daily Benefits of Obligatory Prayer
Chapter17. Experiencing Pilgrimage and Divine Connections
Chapter 18. Cultivating a New Model for Marriage and Family Life
Chapter 19. Mastering a Spiritual Perspective in Work and Careers
Chapter 20. Embarking on a Lifetime of Study
Chapter 21. Growing from Teaching the Baha’i Faith
Part III: Vision
Chapter 22. Realizing the Vision of Baha’u’llah
Chapter 23. Healing Your Heart in the Baha’i Community
Chapter 24. Building A New World Order with the Baha’i Administration
Chapter 25. Harnessing the Power of Baha’i Consultation
Chapter 26. Connecting with the Story of the Baha’i Faith
Chapter 27. Living the Concept of World Citizenship
Chapter 28. Facing Doubts with Courage
Chapter 29. Taking the Next Steps