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What Readers Are Saying

As part of the editing process, dozens of adults and children read pre-publication drafts of the stories in Loving All the World: Stories to Inspire. There is so much great feedback, we can't share it all on this page, so watch as the feedback comments change in the coming months, as we cycle through the feedback we've received. You'll meet some wonderful new friends, like those below!


A response to the story, In the Master's House:

“I love it! I think the story is 'sneaky' and it tells us not to sneak things. I would have eaten all the baklava! And I wonder how ‘Abdu’l-Bahá knew that Labib was in His room; that surprised me!”

— Makiyia, 7 years old

Three children responding to the story, Making Room for a New Friend:

“Making room for new friends is kind. I made new friends at school today who were new to our class.”Ramona, 3 years old 

“My friend has implants in his ears that help him hear and he teaches me sign language so that I can show him I love him.” 
Lena, 6 years old 

“I wondered why the man would want to be part of the group that thought he had an awful face, they didn’t sound nice to me.” 
Otis, 5 years old

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More Reader Comments

"The rich and detailed illustrations perfectly complement the moving, heartwarming stories of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Each story is a gem waiting to be mined by the reader. This book is a lovely way to introduce children and adults alike to the exemplary life and actions of 'Abdu'l-Bahá." —Larisa, bilingual teacher and parent
"I liked the part where he put the leaf on the glass...Once I had to use finger language. One of my friends is French. We were playing a game and I had to show him how to play without words." —Alai, 8 years old
"I love that story. Mostly I hear about how ‘Abdu’l-Bahá affected adults; this was nice to hear how He affected children. It helped me connect with the experience...I don’t hear many stories about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá as a child. It was extraordinary to read that as a teenager He had been known for His great wisdom." —Sydney, 12 years old
"Awesome!! This will help kids look back on their childhoods and enjoy their childhoods because it gets tough later (being an adult)...It shows how kind He was to the poor. It teaches us about service." —Jack, 11 years old
"This is an amazing and beautiful gift to the children of the world and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá! I love stories that reflect ‘Abdu'l-Bahá's lightheartedness and humor. Thank you for sharing it!" —Jill, parent
"Reading the book straight through as I did was so wonderful. I felt so close to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. I think there are going to be many happy children and grateful parents who read this book. Thank God there are talented people who lend themselves to these projects which help children to grow up loving the whole world." —Marie, community activist and parent
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