Have You Read This Ex-JW Book by Trevor Willis?

by mentallyfree31 8 Replies latest jw friends

  • mentallyfree31

    I just finished reading the book entitled "Opening the Door to Jehovah's Witnesses" by Trevor Willis. It's a 205 page book, and it's very easy to read. I found it to be an excellent book. I had never heard of it until my father emailed it to me.

    He covers lots of good topics, and references several well-known people including Ray Franz, Randy Watters and Steve Hassan.

    I liked his approach very much, and some of the things he covered were even new to me. Lots of good quotations along the way too.

    Have you read this book? What did you think?


  • Broken Promises
    Broken Promises

    Never heard of it. Have you got a link?

    Is it an autobiography or something?

  • Hoping4Change
  • leavingwt
  • Meeting Junkie No More
    Meeting Junkie No More

    Thanks for the recommendation - I've skimmed the first few chapters and it's really enjoyable so far.


    mentallyfree31 Thank you for drawing attention to this.

    A free download is available. If you are interested, go to Lulu.com and type or paste into the search box the number 5456415

    You will be able to read the about the book before downloading it. The book was first published in 2002. This edition is still available from Amazom.co.uk but not shipped abroad. It was a success and has long since covered its costs. In 2006 it was updated and offered as a print to order book on Lulu.com.

    The free download has been made available as part of an awareness campaign. You are allowed to send the download on to whomever you want or direct them to the Lulu site. It is already quite well know that I am the author.

  • leavingwt

    It is already quite well know that I am the author.

    Hey, I learned something new! Great work! Thank you.

  • mentallyfree31

    Gladiator - Wow, thanks for appearing and claiming this work. Excellent job. I really enjoyed it. I just finished it last night.

    Have you made any progress with any family members since you wrote this book?



    Hi mentallyfree31. Apologies for taking so long to reply. I'm under p-p-p-pressure at the moment.

    You asked if I have made any progress with family members since writing the book?

    My entire family, with the exception of one brother, and my wife's clan, have not said a word to me or her for 10 years. Some have written but I informed them I will no longer reply to letters. To be fair, for many years we did maintain a fragile truce with most relatives after leaving the Borg.

    On one occasion my elder brother and the presiding elder of his congregation, all came to stay with us, along with their wives and children. We regularly stayed with them too. Unheard of in JW land. Going ahead and publishing the book did not make their day. Driven by a fear of displeasing their god, they run for the hills.

    Please don't feel sorry for me, I brought this on myself and my wife and I knew what the consequences would be. Silence is golden and I would not want to be involved with them again after so long. Life does move on.

    I hope your life unfolds for you as you would wish it to.


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