What is the best JW book please?

by Clam 18 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Clam

    Hi everyone.

    I'm keen to read more books about JW's. I've so far only read Crisis of Conscience but now have the appetite.I'd be more interested in the background of the organisation and what kind of people Russell and Rutherford were etc, but I'd also like to read any "apostate" exposes, especially ex elders.

    Thanks in advance.

  • the devil 666
    the devil 666

    none as its all crap

  • Spectrum

    Welcome Clam,

    try these

    The book below was read by a poster here and said it is very good.


    The link below is very comprehensive in the subjects it chooses to analyse

  • imfreeimfree

    Welcome Clam

    Glad to hear “Crisis of Conscience” rouses your interest. I also read “In Search of Christian Freedom”, also written by Ray Franz which I enjoyed immensely. I can recommend it

    I have purchased a quantity of these two publications for distribution. They are eye-openers. The most economical place to obtain them is from Commentary Press at: www.commentarypress.com


  • Dansk

    Hi Clam, The book referred to by Spectrum The Gentile Times Reconsidered: Chronology and Christ's Return is excellent for debunking the 607 BCE date which the JWs use to arrive at their cornerstone date of 1914 C.E. This book helped me make my mind up about leaving the JWs because it is done from an archaeological perspective and should be on your booklist but is heavier reading than either of Franz's books. Many people have said they actually enjoyed In Search of Christian Freedom over Crisis of Conscience . Personally, by the time I got a quarter way through In Search of Christian Freedom my mind was already made up about the Watchtower being full of baloney. Don’t spend too much money on anti-JW books now as you’ll find much information here and on Randy’s and other sites – unless, that is, you wish to share what you find in the books with others! Happy reading, Ian

  • trevor


    'Opening the Door to Jehovah's Witnesses.' ISBN 0954018206 The book is available on Amazon.co.uk and Lulu who also offer a download for a few dollars. As this is a non-profit making venture, I am prepared to e-mail an electronic version, free of charge to any member of this Discussion group.

    You will be allowed to send this on to anyone you choose, provided it is not for profit. You will need a fast download facility and the Acrobat/Adobe programme to read this. If you would like the free download Just e-mail me directly [email protected]

    Trevor Willis

  • greendawn

    Indeed you can find a great deal of information on the JWs across numerous websites large and small, if you google key words like watchtower, jehovah witnesses, Charles Taze Russell, Joseph Rutherford, etc and then also from links in those sites.

  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee

    Try this link for some comments on various books

    The Best of... Books

  • Bonnie_Clyde

    Has anybody mentioned "Apocalypse Delayed" by James Penton. He went into quite a bit of the history. It is written from the perspective of someone who is not a witness so sometimes he gets more detailed than necessary, but I found it extremelly interesting.

  • JosephMalik

    Hello Clam.

    Here is one my wife and I put together and you can download it free on the internet:


    It is called Beyond the Watchtower. Just click on the picture on the left side or go to the download section on the bottom of the second page.


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