A brilliant administrator and public speaker, William Henry ("Harry") Randall was a man who responded with strength, humility, and an ever-deepening faith to the many challenges and tests that he encountered; a man of whom ‘Abdu’l-Baha expected much, and who gave selflessly and unstintingly in return. Born into late nineteenth- century comfort and affluence, his life was transformed into one of extraordinary service and selfless devotion to the Baha'i Faith.
This compelling account of the life of the man described by ‘Abdu’l- Baha as "my spiritual associate…my participator and co-sharer!" draws on the previously unpublished daily diaries of two early pilgrimages ( 1919 and 1922). This fascinating book provides unique glimpses into the life of the Holy Family, and offers an intimate portrait of this history of the Faith in America and the difficulties and challenges that faced the early Western believers.
Bahiyyih Randall Winckler, daughter of Harry and Ruth Randall, pioneered to South Africa in 1953 at the request of Shoghi Effendi, where she served on the National Spiritual Assembly of South and West Africa. In 1968 she was appointed to the first Continental Board of Counsellors, on which she served for seventeen years. She lives in Sabie, South Africa, with her daughter and her family.
Mabel R. Garis, author of Martha Root: Lioness at the Threshold, has spoken throughout the United States, the West Indies, central Canada, and Great Britain promoting world unity and human rights. She has served as the NGO representative to the United Nations on behalf of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts and has three children and five grandchildren.