Sacred Stairway

The Story of the Shrine of the Báb, 1963–2001

Sacred Stairway is the final volume in a trilogy which tells the dramatic and inspiring story of the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, Israel, from 1850 to 2001. The first two volumes, Journey to a Mountain and Coronation on Carmel, won a warm international reception.

Now the story moves on to describe the successful construction in the 1990s of a stairway with 19 garden terraces stretching one kilometre up the steep northern slopes of Mount Carmel.

The story of the project of the Universal House of Justice to build the “Pathway of the Kings and Rulers of the world” is one of devotion, sacrifice and supreme expertise in architecture, engineering and horticulture.

 

Sacred Stairway is the final volume in a trilogy which tells the dramatic and inspiring story of the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, Israel, from 1850 to 2001. The first two volumes, Journey to a Mountain and Coronation on Carmel, won a warm international reception.

Now the story moves on to describe the successful construction in the 1990s of a stairway with 19 garden terraces stretching one kilometre up the steep northern slopes of Mount Carmel.

The story of the project of the Universal House of Justice to build the “Pathway of the Kings and Rulers of the world” is one of devotion, sacrifice and supreme expertise in architecture, engineering and horticulture.

 

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  • Contributors:: Michael Day (Author)
  • Format: Softcover book | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 160 x 230 mm 
  • Publisher: George Ronald, 2019
  • Language: English
  • SKU: BKS-HIS-H.0224

About Michael Day

Michael V Day is an award-winning newspaper journalist who was the editor of the Bahá'í World News Service at the Bahá'í World Centre in Haifa, Israel from 2003 to 2006, where he lived and worked within a few hundred metres of the Shrine of the Báb.

Born and raised in New Zealand, he was briefly a lawyer before becoming a newspaper reporter, leader writer and editor. He first visited the Shrine of the Báb while on pilgrimage in 1980. After moving to Australia in 1988 with his wife, Chris, and sons Thomas and George, he was a journalist with Murdoch University in Perth before joining the staff of The West Australian newspaper where he was an education and feature writer. He was then appointed the newspaper's Asia Desk Chief, specialising in covering Indonesia.

Michael was formerly a foreign affairs advisor. These days he researches and writes Baha'i history. Michael and Chris live on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Titles by Michael Day

Bahá’í Holy Places

Bahá’í History: Overviews

1844-1853: Ministry of The Báb

1853-1892: Ministry of Bahá’u’lláh

1892-1921: Ministry of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

1921-1957: Ministry of the Guardian

1957 onwards