by Diana Rouse Kaufman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/28/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781499051919
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781499051896
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781499051902

About the Book

Ray and Estelle Rouse became Bahá'ís in 1941 and raised three children who also became Bahá'ís. Over the course of sixty-two years of marriage, they lived in Washington DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, New York, North Carolina, and Arizona, and traveled to England, Israel, Italy, Spain, Guatemala, and Mexico, visiting Bahá'ís and teaching the Bahá'í Faith wherever they went. From humble beginnings on a shoestring budget, they managed to educate their children and pursue their own dreams as well. Estelle was a prolific writer working on her autobiography at the time of her passing at age eighty-seven.

Ms. Kaufman draws on Ray and Estelle's own words to tell this story of one family's journey through the twentieth century that took them from post-World War I to space travel and beyond, from the civil rights era to the computer age. As the last remaining survivor of her birth family, she shares the story of her parents' conversion to the Bahá'í Faith and takes a light-hearted look at how their faith affected family life, parenting styles, and the changing relationships within the family.

About the Author

Diana Rouse Kaufman was the youngest of three children in a Baha’i family. Following a twenty-five year career as a registered nurse, she re-turned to college to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology summa cum laude from Kean College of New Jer-sey in 1997 and a master’s degree in behavioral science with a focus on human behavior and organizational psychology in 1999 from Kean University. Diana has four grown children, twelve grand-children, and one great-grandchild. She and her husband Rob-ert live in New Mexico.