Meet Eric Neal

I was born in Whetstone, London, and at the age of eight, we moved to Brighton on the south coast. Three years later I moved with my parents to Auckland, New Zealand, where I have lived ever since.

I have three daughters, Kim who is working in IT in London, Shelley who enjoys the embracing weather in Invercargill and Monique who lives in Auckland. And I’m the proud grandfather of Kim’s daughter, Hayley, born in June 2016.

Having been born into a Christian environment, and attending Sunday school, I accepted Christ but felt confused by the number of different religions. The Christian teachings about false prophets made me reticent to investigate other religions, but having conquered that barrier, I started to investigate. Although I found the teachings of other religions full of valuable guidance, to me they were just like Christianity with a different cultural flavour. In my mid-twenties I was introduced to the Baha’i Faith by a business associate, Hugh Carden, who became my good friend, and I will forever be indebted to him. This introduction was the key to finding answers to so many of my questions. The first chapter of my search was complete and a new and more exciting chapter was just beginning.

I am now married to Amy (she’s the good looking one in the photo). Amy became a Baha’i in 2009, and she has been so supportive of my desire to write my book and share the insights that we have gained through the process of studying the Writings of Baha’u’llah. My grateful thanks go to Amy and her son, Yuchen, for their encouragement.

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The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

'The elephant in the room'. Oh, how I love that expression! It so appropriately describes where a situation or solution is so clear yet relatively few people can see it. But maybe we shouldn’t be so judgemental. We may all have a different elephant, and while my...

My Heroes

My Heroes

Everyone has their heroes; people who shape their lives. I am blessed to have many heroes who have influenced my life in many positive ways, and I would like to pay my respects to them here. Standing light years ahead of the rest are the Manifestations (Prophets) of...

Race Unity Speech Awards

Race Unity Speech Awards

In 1985, the Universal House of Justice addressed a message to the peoples of the world inviting them to consider that a new social order can be fostered by all peoples’ seeing themselves as members of one universal family. This message was presented to world leaders...