Further Studies

Selected Books: 

The Book of Certitude

by Bahá’u’lláh
Bahá’u’lláh’s exposition on the unity of religion, including a lengthy analysis of the spiritual truths contained in the sacred texts of past dispensations.

The Hidden Words

by Bahá’u’lláh
A book of short verses, originally written in Arabic and Persian, reflecting the “inner essence” of the religious teachings of all of the Prophets of God.

God Passes By

by Shoghi Effendi
A history of the first 100 years of the Bahá’í Faith (1844-1944).

The Bahá’í Faith: The Emerging Global Religion

by William S. Hatcher and J. Douglas Martin
A comprehensive introduction to the origins, development, and recent history of the Bahá’í Faith and its worldwide community.
On the Web: 

The Bahá’í World

The principal site of the worldwide Bahá’í community, offering extensive information on the Faith’s history and teachings. The Contact Bahá’ís page provides links to Bahá’í communities around the world.

Bahá’í Reference Library

This online library contains all of the major writings of the Bahá’í Faith. It also provides access to a series of recently written statements similar to One Common Faith.

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One Common Faith

Prepared in 2005 under the supervision of the Universal House of Justice, this commentary reviews relevant passages from both the writings of Bahá’u’lláh and the scriptures of other faiths against the background of the contemporary religious crisis. (source: link)