This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Kimberlee J Benart for Readers' Favorite
If you’re looking for an introduction to the Baha’i Faith, which is framed in terms of the problems and challenges that the world is experiencing today and what we can do about them, What In The World Is Baha'i: Do You Really Need To Know by Sam Sommer is for you. Building on the teachings of this relatively new religion (founded in the 1800s), which is comparatively small in terms of the number of its adherents but is worldwide in its appeal to people of all ages, economic circumstances, religious backgrounds, and ethnicities, Sommer reviews the purpose of religion, the founding of the Baha’i Faith, its history, and its view of the world as we struggle with seemingly worsening conditions every day. An appendix with additional resources is included.
In What In The World Is Baha'i: Do You Really Need To Know, Sam Sommer gives us an engaging and sometimes lighthearted approach to the serious conditions our world faces. I enjoyed both his sense of humor and his common sense. As the outlook for a future of peace, prosperity, and security darkens around us at times, he challenges the reader to look for the light at the end of the tunnel and asks if the solutions our world needs might be in the teachings of a little-known religion. The narrative moves at a good pace and is well-organized. While this is a great book for anyone interested in the study of religion, it may be especially helpful to those who wonder if we can survive the downward spiral our world appears to be in. Sommer’s resounding message is one of hope that we can.