Which book do you recommend for my next reading?

by tjlibre 22 Replies latest jw friends

  • leavingwt

    On that previous thread, Slimboyfat mentions an excellent pick.

    Apocalypse Delayed: A Study of Jehovah's Witnessesby James Penton. I had always taken an interest in Watchtower history, even reading the turgid Jehovah's Witnesses in the Divine Purpose book when I was 14, but lots of what Penton presented was completely new to me, and much of it shocking. There is a lot I don't agree with Penton over having reflected on many of the issues he raises, but the book was a revelation nevertheless.

  • tjlibre

    I noticed a lot of interesting books in the Which 5 Books Would You Recommend? thread...Nice list. thats a thread worth resurrecting

  • leavingwt
    thats a thread worth resurrecting

    Perhaps someone will revive it with some new/interesting observations/recommendations.

    (With all apologies to rebel8 for impending necroposting.)

  • Meeting Junkie No More
  • Open mind
    Open mind

    "Keep Yourself in God's Love"

    Just focus on the Appendix.

    Good fodder for Family Worship Night. (tm)

    If you're ready for something not quite so ex-JW/cult oriented, how about "Demon Haunted World" by Carl Sagan. He even mentions JWs failed prophecies and how Russell came up with the brilliant solution of making the fulfillment "invisible".


  • AGuest

    Anything that'll take your mind off the fact that the WTBTS is a false religion (I mean, if you haven't got that by now)... indeed, off religion in general, at least from a non-fictional, serious point of view. Here's a couple/few suggestions:

    The Count of Monte Cristo... by Alexandre Dumas

    The Journeyer... by Gary Jennings

    Aztec... by Gary Jennings (per my husband)

    Pillars of the Earth... by Ken Follet

    A World Without End... by Ken Follet

    The Far Pavilions... by M. M. Kaye

    Trade Winds... by M. M. Kaye

    Lakota Woman... by Mary Crow Dog,

    The Poisonwood Bible... by Barbara Kingsolver

    Angels and Demons... by Dan Brown (the DaVinci Code was okay, until the end, but this one was GREAT!)

    A Narrative on the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave... by Frederick Douglass

    The Ghost of Opalina... by Peggy Bacon

    From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler... by E. L. Konigsburg

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory... by Roald Dahl

    Or, if you're feeling really "froggy"... the Harry Potter series... by J. K. Rowland, but don't tell your JW friends/family (and, no, I haven't read a one but I've been meaning to. I LOVE the flicks, however)

    Any X-Men, Spiderman, Fantastic Four, or Hellboy comic.

    Go ahead: leave this "troubled world" behind! HAPPY reading... and

    peace to you!

    A slave of Christ,


  • Leprechaun
  • AMomentWeBothKnew

    Here's a diverse group of five books to round out your education:

    1. What Evolution Is by Ernst Mayr

    2. The Brothers Karamazov

    3. Why I Am Not A Christian by Bertrand Russell

    4. The entire Bob Dylan song catalogue

    5. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

  • jaguarbass

    I read the road less travelled years ago after I escaped the tower. It was good.

    Heres a book I recomend. "Slave Species of God" by Michael Tellinger.

  • littlerockguy

    Captains and the Kings or Dear and Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell


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