Awakening of a JW, Diane Wilson

by Celia 8 Replies latest jw friends

  • Celia

    I ordered the book 2 days ago at my local bookstore. Got it today. Started reading and I can't stop ! I want to scream.... Girl just get out ! You know it's all wrong, why do you stay ? I can't wait for the part when she finally gets out of this cult. And I know she eventually will, so it makes things more bearable... I love it.

  • Swan

    "And I know she eventually will"

    You peeked!

    I think this is a really good book for non-JWs. I even loaned it to my therapist to read. It really describes what it is like to be a JW in terms that a non-JW can begin to appreciate. I identified with much of what she experienced.


  • Lost Diamond
    Lost Diamond


    I really enjoyed this book too. Except I found myself a little frustrated....why wouldn't she just get out!! She kept going back and forth about the issue. I felt like screaming just like you do!



  • bikerchic

    Lost Diamond,

    I've been wanting to read that book, would you still happen to have it? Could you loan it out, please?

    You've got my email addy.



  • freedom96

    What we need to remember is how it was when we were witnesses. You were told what to do, on just about everything. The WTS is a controlling religion, and they use fear and cultish tactics to keep you in.

    As regards to her story, I attended the same hall, and I know her very well. Everything she describes is completely accurate.

  • freddi

    hi all,

    i just got the book myself. it is sort of like a personal diary for all former witnesses. i am sure that we can all relate to every detail that she describes in the book. i know that i can.


  • MerryMary

    Great book. I'm in the process of reading it. I had to call my mom and tell her about it as well. There are so many things that I can relate too. If you haven't read it yet, do so. It's a much easier read than Crises of Conscience.

    Mary Lou

  • Brandy5

    Great book. I read it a few momths ago. I've loaned it to another EX JW I met. I hope it helps her. Much easier to read than COG, not as dry. But COG was a good book, I've read about a third of it.


  • Celia

    Well, I just finished Diane's book. I am sure it would be a great read for women stuck in the Society who have doubts.... I must say that I found Crisis of Conscience to be written in a clearer style. The only critic I would have about Diane's book is that she seems to repeat herself a lot. But these 2 books can't and shouldn't be compared anyway. They both address the JW question from different points of view. I am waiting for another book to arrive.... Stay tuned.

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