BOOKS BY GEORGE McNEISH
Here is a convenient place to order books by George McNeish and other books he recommends. Titles will be added as they become available.
I was studying SLAVERY and THE CIVIL WAR when I thought, "What if one ordinary person had done things differently? Could it have changed the course of history?" I invented Bobby Johnson as that ordinary person who's actions influenced others and together they did the impossible. In "THE ALTERNATIVE" you can read about history as it never happened, but it may make you wonder if you, yourself, could do something to make the world a better place.
I am greatly influenced by the words of Bahá'u'lláh, "The betterment of the world can be accomplished through pure and goodly deeds, through commendable and seemly conduct."
(Quoted by Shoghi Effendi, The Advent of Divine Justice, p. 24)
What People are Saying
I have recieved these emails: (quoted in part)
I want to congratulate you on your novel- The Alternative. I could not put it down when I started reading it. Congratulations, I thought it was marvelous, and the story came alive, and made the history of the Civil War more understandable for me, as it made me realize how the majority of Southerners thought as well as others.
I'm recommending it to my friends, and club members. Has the library got copies?
Note that the London Public Library has one copy. (george)
In "Walking Together on a Path of Service" (Ruhi 7), the Institute exhorts us to to develop participants' "capacity for artistic expression through, music poetry, painting, drama or any of the various types of crafts ... as an essential element enhancing the spiritual development of participants." The Alternative embodies the term "a well written book" in 'Abdu'l-Baha's words below:
"It is natural for the heart and spirit to take pleasure and enjoyment in all things that show forth symmetry, harmony and perfection. For instance: a beautiful house, a well designed garden, a symmetrical line, a graceful action, a well written book, pleasing garments - in fact, all things that have in themselves grace or beauty are pleasing to the heart and spirit ..."With gratitude and encouragement to George for a this commendable achievement!! Terry
SINGING IN THE CHAPEL
"Singing in the Chapel" is a short story that deal with the lives of a slave family. They are separated in slavery as each member is sold to different owners but they have strong faith and pray that they will be reunited in freedom. They all eventually make it to London Canada over a period of twenty years and are reunited, but how will they cope with the after effects of the abuse they suffered?
This story was turned into the play, "My Name is Margaret Harman" by Jason Rip. The play is also included in the book and it enjoyed a very good run at "The Arts Project" in London, Ontario in February of 2017. Opening night sold out and over 300 people saw the play. It was the most successful presentation ever performed at The Arts Project.
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