[She had] a college friend [who] was a Baha'i and although Denise listened out of respect, she was not interested. She went on to study theology and was very involved with the Christian ministry for decades but in 2006 she felt she needed more. Denise also had a Godmother who was a Baha'i and when she passed away a few years ago, Denise began "talking" to her Godmother. It was after this experience, out of the blue, Denise became interested in learning about the Baha'i Faith. Denise has [completed her study of Ruhi] book 1 and most of book 2, read three biographies about Baha'u'llah and a number of other Baha'i books and is now studying with a group of Baha'is, the Kitab-i-Iqan. She has thought of becoming a Baha'i for a long time. Today after their study session, Denise felt ready to become a believer.
Denise and the Bahai have connected several times and recently shared this note.
“Thank you for the very nice call and email. Thank you for all the books you mentioned. I found another book on death by Dr. Hatcher that I added to my wish list on Amazon that looked good. I especially liked his voice in the intro and would love to read it. Hopefully, I can find some give aways at the Baha'i center when I visit, as well. I've attached my book review that has been published in Retirement Living Magazine. I am looking forward to continuing my journey as an "official" Baha'i, as I have felt like I already was one for a very long time.