Charles Purdom first met Baba in Devon, England in 1931. He was a British author, drama critic, economist and editor of an English periodical called Everyman, a magazine that published many articles about Baba in the 1930s. Purdom, one of the men Baba invited to be with Him in India in 1954 for the "Three Incredible Weeks," includes his first hand account of this time with the Avatar in his biography of Meher Baba, The God-Man.
The Life, Journeys and Work of Meher Baba with an Interpretation of his Silence and Spiritual Teaching
Paperback 474 pp. Illustrated with photographs
After many years, The God-Man by C.B. Purdom is back in print! Written during Meher Baba's lifetime, it includes not only Purdom's personal recollections and messages he took down as they were being conveyed by Meher Baba, but also diaries and memories of other living witnesses. The God-Man is a unique, one-volume biography of Baba, written in Baba's time. It is not only a wonderful and beautifully written book for those who know of Meher Baba, but is also an excellent introductory book for people new to Him.
Part One of the book gives a clear account of all the periods of Baba's life and includes many messages and discourses from Baba. Part Two contains more subjective essays by Purdom about Baba. An epilogue by Delia DeLeon about Baba dropping His physical form in 1969 is also part of the book.
As Purdom writes in the opening chapter: "My object in these pages is to give an account of this man as I know him and as his companions and friends have spoken to me about him, to record his messages and declarations, and to explain what I think to be his significance."
Published in 2010