“Eileen Maddocks grew up in Maine and graduated from the University of Kansas with a liberal arts degree. She was a seeker half her life until she discovered and embraced the Bahá’í Faith. When first introduced to the Bahá’í Faith, she was seized by the fact that God has always been active in human history, that He had sent many Prophets of God to educate humanity. Having majored in history during her university studies, Eileen was astonished to realize that the single most important factor in human history, God and His Prophets, was not recognized by professional historians. She served at the Bahá’í World Centre in Haifa, Israel, for sixteen years in positions that required extensive research and writing.
Eileen is now an independent researcher and writer who describes herself as a curious student. She took to heart ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s admonition that we must know the Old and New Testaments as the Word of God. Her first book, 1844: Convergence in Prophecy for Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Bahá’í Faith, was published in 2018. This book covered the Millerite movement and adventism of the 19th century. Her current project is finishing the trilogy The Coming of the Glory: How the Hebrew Scriptures Reveal the Plan of God that presents a Bahá’í perspective of the Hebrew Bible and its prophecies and importance for us today. This study presents in a chronological, systematic manner the ministries and prophecies of the Hebrew prophets within the context of Israelite history. The last and third volume will be published in late 2023. Eileen lives in the bucolic state of Vermont and balances her writer’s lifestyle with a study of classical ballet for exercise and artistic expression. Two cats edit her work by walking across the keyboard and interrupting her with their plaintive insistence that it’s mealtime.”