Lights of Guidance
A Bahá’í Reference File
Compiled by Helen Bassett Hornby
Reproduced with the kind permission of the
National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Ecuador


I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation to the many wonderful friends Bahá’ís and non-Bahá’ís, from around the globe for your encouragement and beautiful expressions of gratitude for Lights of Guidance.
A very special thanks to those who did a critical and content analysis of the work which was very beneficial to me and I hope the benefit will be reflected in this revised edition; and for the cooperation of the various Institutions of the Faith; to the very efficient and esteemed Mrs. Mercedes Buckingham P., who indexed both editions; and to Mr. Frederick McClusky who helped to espedite this edition by taking on the responsibility of the Table of Contents; to those star servants of Bahá’u’lláh Mrs. Helen McClusky, Mrs. Mary Wolters and Mrs. Erma Hayden, who provided encouragement and assistance in too many ways to recount in this space; and to the Bahá’í Community of Ann Arbor and the Louhelen Bahá’í School.
It is also a bounty as well as a privilege for me to thank the students of the first class of the Louhelen (Bahá’í) Residential College in Davison, Michigan who participated in assembling some chapters of Lights of Guidance, when their time permitted, as part of their extra-curricular activities on week-ends; and the particpants in a class to discuss the book during Homecoming Week in September 1987, who assembled various topics under Laws. I certainly hope that Mr. and Mrs. Albert and Patti Fink, formerly of Ann Arbor, Michegan, realise that I can never forget the invaluable service they rendered over the years helping me in every way to get this work ready for future publication; and last but certainly not least, my gratitude and thanks to my husband Charles Hornby for assisting with a great deal of the research and paste-ups, filling me with vitamins to keep my health together and for assuming responsibility for the majority of the un-numbered everyday tasks one must perform. To all of you again, thank you for helping me to serve His Cause.