some resources & thoughts

Live thou in accord with the teachings of Baha’u’llah. Do not only read them. There is a vast difference between the soul who merely reads the words of Baha’u’llah and the one who tries to live them.

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Acuto 2013 - Dawn-Breakers Study Resources

Dawn-Breakers Resources

Dear friends, here are a few Dawn-breakers (Nabil's Narrative) resources, most of which I cooked up as a youth many many years ago. ;)

A number of people have been asking me about the best method to study the the Dawn-Breakers -- to which I maintain my position that the best answer is "Repeatedly".   ;)   Nevertheless, here are some materials which the dedicated student of that monumental book may find useful.

Pronunciation guide (the six-vowel approach):

Study maps (fill it out a fresh blank map for each chapter to quickly learn the geography of Persia):

Quick history of Islam, Shi'ah Islam and the story of Imam Husayn:

Basic visual chronology of the main characters:

Chronology of principle events:

Names to remember (names mentioned in GPB):

Names to track (a deeper dive into the main characters):

"How to Study" - suggested method of marking up your book:

Some quotes on the Importance of the study of the Dawn-Breakers:

Textbook Study Edition of Dawn-Breakers

Here is a scanned PDF version of the entire book. When printed to a full page size and then bound into two parts, this makes a great summer-school textbook or private study edition: