The Voice of the Prophets: Abridged Lesser Known Texts: An abridgement of the 12-volume The Voice of the Prophets: Wisdom of the Ages in one volume, focusing on the lesser-known ancient sacred texts from each world religion. Including excerpts from "The Upanishads", "Vedanta", "Sri Guru Granth Sahib", "Wisdom of the Tirthankaras", "The 10 Commandments", "The Talmud", "Emerald Tablets of Hermes", "Pahlavi Texts", "The Threefold Refuge", "The Doctrine of the Mean", "The Pastor of Hermas", "The Hadith", "The Hidden Words", and more. The purpose of this series of texts is very simple. We have striven to compile the best of the better-known and the least-known of the ancient sacred texts from every religion throughout the world and throughout time. It is our hope that this series of volumes makes it possible for a layperson to truly access some of the most important world literature in religion without having to have a library of 5,000 books in their possession.