Books and other resources

Books about the Báb

The Story of the Báb as a Child is a children's book, written for those ages 6 to 10, that presents a brief history and stories from the early life of the Báb. Using carefully gathered information about the Báb, this unique story will help to introduce the Báb to children and give them a glimpse into His extraordinary life.

The Central Figures Series - The Báb (Set of 3) includes three colorful, richly illustrated storybooks on the life and teachings of the Báb that enable children of all ages to understand and appreciate His divinely ordained Mission as Herald of the coming of Bahá'u'lláh, Prophet-Founder of the Bahá'í Faith. With stories set in historical as well as contemporary contexts, readers will have the opportunity to relive the history of the Faith, while also learning to apply the Bahá'í teachings in their everyday lives. Readers will fall in love with these tales of love, service, and sacrifice for the betterment of humanity. Perfect for teachers, parents, and readers of all ages.

Children's Activity Book

The Báb: Gate to Bahá'u'lláh This easy-to-use activity book for parents and teachers is filled with dozens of hands-on activities for children, including readings, demonstrations, discussion starters, outdoor games, crafts, songs, felt lessons, memory quotes, a mini-opera and much more. Handouts for the book are available here (PDF download), and include photos, craft patterns, scripts, song sheets, puzzles, coloring pages, and 23 full-color pictures to illustrate stories from the life of the Báb.

Bicentenary Give-Away Materials

God’s Messengers for This Day: Celebrating the 200th anniversaries of the births of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh - Tri-fold brochure with booklet of sacred texts produced by the Bahá’ís of the United States. ORDER NOW

The Bahá’ís is a completely revised and updated edition of the popular magazine-format introduction to the Bahá’í Faith. Produced by the Bahá’í International Community, this publication offers an accessible and comprehensive survey of the Faith’s history, conceptual framework, and community-building processes. Printed on high-quality matte paper with vibrant photography, perfect bound, 96 pages. Sold in packs of 10. Available to order now from the Baha'i Bookstore!

The “Light of Unity” Dinner Party Booklet is a guide that includes introductory stories, songs, prayers, discussion questions, and crafts that Bahá’ís can use to host a dinner in their home to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of the Báb.

Hosting a dinner is something anyone can do. The booklet is ideal for use with 2-10 participants of all ages. It can be used as part of a meal, potluck gathering, or dessert and tea with time for discussion. The material is designed to create a spiritual atmosphere and spark authentic, meaningful conversations. It takes about an hour and half to complete.

Copies of the booklet can be purchased from the Special Ideas website. Or download and print the booklet yourself. (Be sure to print double-sided and flipped on the SHORT edge of the paper.) Provide one for each guest.

Other brochures, pamphlets and flyers:

Display Panels

These six display panels explain the significance of the Bicentenary and introduce the lives of Baha'u'llah and the Bab. These can be printed locally for use as posters or display panels.

Download the high resolution, print-ready files here.

The high res files are sized to work on standard retractable banners. To the right is a low res PDF to view the panels.

Bicentenary Display Panels--Low Res.pdf
Low-res Welcome Center display panels

Display Panels - General

These display panels are used in the Welcome Center of the Baha'i House of Worship, and provide a general overview of the teachings and history of the Baha'i Faith. Download the high resolution, print-ready files here.

PowerPoint slides

Central Figures of the Bahá'í Faith This colorful PowerPoint show introduces Bahá'u'lláh, the Báb and 'Abdu'l-Bahá, beginning with the great religious revival that was taking place around the world in the early 1840s. Thousands of people felt certain that the Day of Judgment, the time when Christ would return, was at hand. Based on their understanding of Bible prophecies, some Christian scholars had calculated the exact year as 1844. That same year in Persia, a young man known as the Báb announced that He was the Bearer of a Divine Revelation, and the Herald of another Manifestation of God with a mission even greater than His own.

Bicentenary Courses and Web Talks

The Wilmette Institute will be offering six courses in 2019 about the Báb–the first Manifestation of the Bahá’í era–Who was the “portal to a superior Revelation.”