What? No looking up JWs on the internet first? And uses a phone book, who even owns a phone book anymore?
Here is the an "experience" from pg 7 of the August 2011 Awake.
“My teenage years were a blur of alcohol,
drugs, and violence,” says Ashley, 24, “and the
music that fueled it was heavy metal and rap.
The profane, hate-filled lyrics and strong, driving
beat made me feel powerful. The music
also connected me to my drug-taking friends.
Rappers and heavy-metal bands were our mentors
“Soon, however, my life spiraled out of control.
When I was 17, I nearly died of a drug overdose.
When I woke up, I prayed to God for help.
A boy had once told me that God’s name is Jehovah,
which I associated with Jehovah’s Witnesses.
So I picked up the telephone book,
called the Witnesses, and started studying the
Bible with them.
“I gave up my bad habits and threw out my
music. But when I tossed my CDs in the trash,
I stood there staring at them. My heart was torn.
So I reminded myself that this music, along
with my vices, was destroying me. I turned and
“Today, years later, I still feel drawn to
heavy metal and rap. So I avoid them as if they
were addictive drugs. Now I enjoy many other
kinds of music, including ballads, easy rock,
and some classical. But the best thing is that
I am in control.”