For a number of years now, one of my favorite sources of inspirational materials has been the special Ideas* catalog and also webpage. The is the brainstorm of justice St. Rain--artist, author, philosopher and activist, not to cite businessman, father, husband and also Bahá"í.The catalog does list hundreds of publications from most of the Bahá"í publishers, and also others, countless of attention to anyone that is looking for ways to boost mental and also spiritual health, help someone else feel better, or combat the rampant materialism about them. As well as the booklist, there space study guides, games, children"s fiction and also non-fiction, self assist topics, and prayer books and also teaching materials. Really, the is a veritable smorgasbord of information, inspiration and just level fun.
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For Bahá"ís, there are prayer beads and also jewelry and also t-shirts and dogtags, photos, bumper stickers and greeting cards.
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There are likewise displays, pamphlets, flags, bookmarks, stickers, buttons & magnets, dead bags, posters and balloons, all illustrating ideals that appeal come everyone. "No Room in my Heart because that Prejudice," "Unity in Diversity," "We are Flowers that One Garden," "Every child is a excellent Star," "World Citizen," "We R 1 Family," "Peace Be through You," "God"s Love Has countless Names," and also my an individual favorite: "Stand back! I"m an altering the World." over there are likewise a variety of publications meant specifically to serve mankind, a gift come the world. For example, a booklet designed especially for Bahá"í individuals and communities to offer to hospitals, the book of comfort & Healing. The blurb in the magazine says, "First and also foremost, these booklets will certainly be a resource of comfort and healing for countless distressed patients and their families, nevertheless of their spiritual background…. Second, the 200 quick prayers and also quotations from many Faiths are a tangible demonstration of the common structure of all religions." apparently within the first few weeks it was accessible "…over seven thousand duplicates were purchased by chaplains at over 50 significant hospitals in some 25 states...because the medical neighborhood recognizes the truth that the population is becoming an ext and an ext diverse. This booklet helps healers satisfy the spiritual requirements of a wide variety of patients…" ibid
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I like the mini-books. They do nice gifts and are an inexpensive way to share hope and also love. There are presently ten various titles, of i beg your pardon I particularly like, wings of Prayer, i beg your pardon is an effective support for women, Why We have Hope, what the Bahá"í Writings need to say on various existing issues, The s of Healing, because that anyone taking care of health problems, The an enig of Happiness, for once someone is feeling under or an ext interested in spirituality 보다 religion, and also One Light numerous Lamps, i m sorry shows how all the different religions space connected.Special concepts has website, or one 800 number, and also sends a catalog out a pair times a year, if you desire one. The catalog has grown through the company, and also the latest one access time 64 pages of good stuff!
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