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The Most Mighty Branch

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Stories from the Life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

by Hitjo Garst

65 short stories about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá suitable for children’s classes, for children to read themselves and for reading aloud.


Who was ‘Abdu’l-Bahá?
Why was He called ‘the Most Mighty Branch’?
Why was he a prisoner for 60 years?

The Most Mighty Branch answers these questions in a simple, straightforward style.

The book covers all important events of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s childhood, his imprisonment in ‘Akká, his journeys to the West, and his significance as Centre of the Covenant of the Bahá’í Faith.

Beautifully written by Hitjo Garst, a writer for children with long experience of teaching children’s classes, this translation by Olive McKinley captures the style and spirit of the original and is captivatingly illustrated by Anja Shanmugampillai.

Hitjo Garst was born in the Netherlands into an orthodox Protestant family and became a Bahá’í in 1972. For many years he has been involved in the translation of books for the Dutch Bahá’í community and in the development of Bahá’í children’s classes. His first book From Mountain to Mountain: Stories about Bahá’u’lláh, first published in 1983, has become a children’s classic.

ISBN: 978-0-85398-513-6

332 pages
216 x 138 mm ( 8.5 x 5.5 ins)

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