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Journey to a Mountain

The story of the Shrine of the Báb.  Volume 1 (1850-1921)

By Michael V. Day
[Printed copies still obtainable by  ordering online -- or check your local Baha'i bookstore]
Latest interview about the book:

KINDLE edition now available  (see below)

                                                                                                                               THE STORY

Journey to a Mountain is the thrilling true story of the golden-domed Shrine of the Báb, a beacon of peace which stands in exquisite garden terraces on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel.

A  World Heritage site, the Shrine of the Báb is a symbol of the Bahá’í Faith, a world religion that envisions a peaceful, united global society based on the principle of the oneness of humanity, that we are all equal members of one human family.

For the first time the dramatic story of the establishment of the Shrine appears in detail. Never-before-seen photos and maps illustrate the often pulsating narrative.

By uncovering materials in English, Persian and Turkish, and by piecing together vital pieces of information, a compelling story emerges of astounding achievement amidst great peril. It begins with the rescue of the sacred remains of the great spiritual leader, the Báb, who was executed in Persia in 1850 for his teachings.

Heart-stopping moments of apprehension punctuate the next 48 years as followers hide the casket containing the remains from those wanting to destroy them.

Then comes the highly secret process of carrying the casket across mountains, desert and sea to the Holy Land. Waiting for them is a prisoner of the Ottoman Empire, the commanding and charismatic ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (1844–1921).

He outwits his jailers and builds a Shrine in the heart of Mount Carmel where in 1909 he inters the sacred remains of the Báb. By so doing, he fulfilled a directive issued in 1891 by the Prophet-Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, Bahá’u’lláh (1817–1892).


44 pages of photographs--including some never before published. 2 maps


                                 “I feel sure that this precious book will enrich the literature of our faith.”

                                                                                                               ~ Mr Ali Nakhjavan

"An  exhilarating read, a meticulously researched book. ..I was drawn in and needed to continue."

                                                                                      ~Dr Janet A. Khan, author of "Prophet's Daughter"

For brief description of characters in the book --  in chronological order -- go to Content& Characters, and scroll down.


 Published by George Ronald Publisher, Oxford, United Kingdom



"Journey to a Mountain" is now available on Kindle. You can see a sample and obtain a copy here:
Thanks to the team at George Ronald Publisher.

Printed Book available:


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Photo above: of  The Shrine of the Bab, 2011. Photo: Baha'i World News Service.


  The Shrine of the Bab, 1909 (Photo: Baha'i World Centre)

The Shrine of the Bab, 1909 (Photo: Baha'i World Centre)

Journey to a Mountain

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