"The Inside Story of JWs" "1975--Year of Doom" by W.C. Stevenson

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  • cabasilas

    I remember reading years ago the book "The Inside Story of Jehovah's Witnesses" by W.C. Stevenson. It was a book written by a former British circuit overseer who was then out of the movement. I believe it was published first in the U.K. under the title "1975--Year of Doom." The US printing was about 1968 and the UK printing was shortly before that.

    Does anyone know what happened to Stevenson? Did he write any other materials on the JWs? Does anyone know if he's still alive?

    Edited to add: What I know already is that his name was William Charles Stevenson and he was born in 1936. I assume he lived in the UK. His name is rather common, so I'm not sure if internet searching will pull up the right person. Does anyone know more about him?

  • Atlantis


    I remember reading this book very well! It was a real eye-opener for me and helped me to further investigate.


    Cheers! Atlantis!-

  • blondie
  • cabasilas

    Thanks for the info!

    I was living in Orange County, California when the book came out in 1968 and someone put a full page ad in the local paper about the book. I remember asking my Dad (who never became a JW) to drive me to the book store so I could look at the book. It was more than I could handle and I did not buy a copy. I only fully read the book later once I had left the JWs.

    I never heard anything more about the author. I was just wondering whatever came of him or if he's even still alive?

  • cabasilas

    BTTT, to see if anyone has info on this author.

  • cabasilas

    I know a large segment of this board is members from the UK. Have any of you heard of him or have knowledge about this author? Thanks for any help you can provide.

  • jookbeard

    Ive heard of the book and author , but never seen it, would like to though , not sure about paying $55 on Amazon though, one nice little book I did read was by Alan Rogerson but forgot the name of the book, around the same time I believe

  • cabasilas

    That would be Alan Rogerson's book "Millions Now Living Will Never Die" and it's a very good book, too. Rogerson's is a more scholarly work than Stevenson's book.

    Does anyone know about Rogerson? Did he write other materials too? Is he still alive?

  • dozy

    It is a common surname , but there aren't too many of that age or initials.

    There are 2 William C Stevensons aged in their 70's mentioned in the 2008 UK Electoral list. One is associated with a Sylvia Stevenson , the other with a Edeltraut Stevenson. Could it be either of these? Is his wife mentioned in the book?

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