Name the Books That Impacted You The Most.

by XJW4EVR 68 Replies latest jw friends

  • JWdaughter

    I loved "The Good Earth" Buck makes me think.

  • jaguarbass

    Crissis of Concience to free myself from the JW's

    The Holy Bible to free me from The Holy Bible.

  • kazar

    Any book by:

    John Updike

    Joan Didion

    Philip Roth

  • RR

    Walter the Farting Dog

  • juni

    Truth that Leads to Eternal Life - This book had a huge impact for me. The beginning of a very long, sad journey.............

    Crisis of Conscience - Gave me facts that supported what I had felt for quite awhile. And a lot of insight.

    Pride and Prejudice, Dicken's books to learn about the societal problems, etc. at the time.

    Bridges of Madison County - a wife's/mother's sacrifice for her family over her own desires (didn't like the adultery part though)

    Otherwise most all of the books I read are fiction - not real deep. No "message".


  • Star Moore
    Star Moore

    The bible

    Truth that Leads to Everlasting Life

    Stupid White Men - M. Moore

    Crisis of Conscience - R. Franz

  • bikerchic

    Oddly enough it was a religious book and I read it 12 years before I left Dubdom, but it had the biggest impact on me bar none;

    The Amazing Results of the Power of Positive Thinking by, Norman Vincent Peale

    I found this at a thrift store and it looked interesting once I started reading it I couldn't put it down, then I got the book it was about The Power of Positive Thinking and I also paid for a subscription for several years to his newsletter Guideposts.

    I remember my X husband used to get upset at them coming to our house so I started hiding them from him, but eventually liked what they said so much better than the Asleep!™ that I left them out for my kids to read. We had book study™ at our house and I left them out (in the bathroom), no one ever commented about them, LOL.

  • smellsgood

    The Chronicles of Narnia -C.S. Lewis. First read these in first grade, and still enjoy them.

    A Wrinkle in Time- Madeliene L'Engle

    The Plague- Albert Camus

    Brave New World- Aldous Huxley

    We- Yevegeny Zamyatin

    Mrs. Piggle Wiggle- all of them

    BFG- Roald Dahl (pretty much any book by him is good :)

    The Prydain Chronicles-Lloyd Alexander

    Better Homes and Gardens-New Cook Book :)

    How to cook everything- Mark Bittman :)

    Selections from Greek and Roman Historians- Edited C.A. Robinson Jr.

    Power of Babel-John McWhorter

    Crisis of Conscience-Raymond Franz :)

    Peralandra- C.S. Lewis

    The Hiding Place - Corrie Ten Boom

  • Arthur

    The End Of Faith by Sam Harris

    Truth Vs Falsehood by Dr. David R. Hawkins

  • RR

    Actually two books shaped my life:

    1. You Can live forever on Paradise Earth - wich led me to join the JW's
    2. The Divine Plan of the Ages - which led me to leave the JW's


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