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Stories of Abdul Baha

Pippa Reid, The Society for Storytelling – review

The CD is a set of stories told for children about the Bahá’í Faith through the birth and life adventures of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, ‘The Master’.
The stories are beautifully told. Sarah Perceval has a very expressive voice – inviting, clear and strong, and the characters come alive for us and ‘tell’ us how they are feeling.

Each story is a good length for young children to enjoy, but you don’t have to be Bahá’í or a child to enjoy them! The storytelling has been well recorded with the voice very clearly up front with no echo.

Within the stories are joy and sadness, marriage, birth, death, kindness, charity, generosity and truth.

As well as being entertaining, the stories teach us about The Bahá’í Faith and the universal human aspects of how people faced with a problem overcome their difficulties, and learn from the experience.

A very enjoyable CD.

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Review of Stories of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
I spent a weekend next to the table where the Anis Foundation was playing the CD of the Compilation of Stories of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá volumes 1, 2 and 3. At the end of the weekend I felt I must buy copies for my grandchildren.

The stories are narrated by Sarah Percival, a master of the art of storytelling. The stories originated from Stories of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá adapted by Jaqueline Mehrabi

We are told that ‘Abdu’l-Bahá has been given to us as an example of how we should live our lives. What better way to instil this in our children than by the telling of stories about His life. Having the stories on a CD or MP3 player means that they can be listened to in the car, at bedtime or at family prayer and reflection time.

The stories are also ideal for use in children’s classes. Several of them are the same stories that can be found in Ruhi Book 3, although slightly differently told. In the Ridvan 2010 message the Universal House of Justice encouraged the use of available materials in children’s classes. This is a wonderful resource and I know that it has been used successfully in at least one class.

I have no hesitation in recommending these stories to parents, grandparents and those who are involved in the education of children.

Erica Leith

July 2010