any one have any good suggestions for any good books to read for ex Jehovah's witnesses?
book! any suggestions?
Anything that teaches critical thinking skills.
The bOrg stole them from us. Now it's catchup time.
Opening the Door to Jehovah’s Witnesses by Trevor Willis - is available as a free download. If you are interested, go to Lulu.com and type or paste into the search box the number 5456415. Or search by title.
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.
Hi Sandro! Hope you are doing well.
Chris (Black Sheep) is correct. In the past he has suggested "Teach Yourself to Think" by Edward de Bono. I am currently reading this book thanks to Chris' recommendation.
I recommend "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey. The very first habit "Be Proactive" is in direct contrast to the bOrg's habit "Wait on Jehovah". Covey's other book I recommend is "First Things First"
for fiction, anything by Nelson DeMille, James Burke, David Baldacci. All pretty easy reading and good diversion.
If you like the sciences, I just finished The Disappearing Spoon, a new book about the periodic rable of the elements. Full of neat little factoids!
I've just finished reading Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) : Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, And Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson.
It makes very clear why JW's and similar groups become tied to an illusion they find so hard to let go of. . . even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Deals with 'cognitive dissonance' and 'confirmation bias' in human psychology.
It helps to understand how to avoid making similar mistakes in the future as well. In short . . . it helps us to understand ourselves. Brilliant read.