Review of “Foreigner” by Gordon Naylor,Educator and Writer
The great value of this book “Foreigner”, by Hussein Ahdieh,lies in the manner it’s author weaves the thread of the moral and spiritual victories of his ancestors into the strengthening of his own moral resolve in the present and throughout his life. Navigating one’s spiritual development and service in a world lost in constant rationalization and acceptance of “anything goes” is no easy task.
With characteristic honesty, he writes of his struggles in childhood, youth and as a young man landed in New York from small town Nayriz, Persia. Despite great struggles and tragedies, Hussein stays true to his Faith, the Baha’i Faith. This is no small wonder given a world that minimizes the value of sacrifices to preserve one’s beliefs with integrity.
The book creatively inspires commitment to a life of purpose and meaning. It leaves one commitment to searching for truth and wishing to contribute to a better world.
Gordon Naylor, Educator and writer