Book 4 in the main sequence returns to the question of identity, the “I” in the statement “I walk a path of service”. History shapes much of the identity of individuals, as well as entire peoples. The second and third units in the book are dedicated to the study of the life history of Bahá’u’lláh, the Author of the Bahá’í Faith, and His Forerunner, the Báb. In the first unit, the significance of this Day is briefly examined. Seeing clearly the elements that characterize the past enables individuals to contribute more effectively to shaping the future.
“As they call on one another in their homes and pay visits to families, friends and acquaintances, [they] deepen their knowledge . . . and welcome increasing numbers to join them in a mighty spiritual enterprise.”21 April 2008 message from the
Universal House of Justice