good books?

by free will 27 Replies latest jw friends

  • anti-absolutist

    This may not seem SPIRITUAL to some, but the book that I feel helped me with my spirituality the most is: "The Power of the Subconscious Mind". It made me realize how much influence things around me have had on my deepest thoughts, without me even realizing it.


  • Swan

    I just finished read "We Were the Mulvaneys" by Joyce Carol Oates. In many ways it reminded me of my own JW family and other JW families, especially those that shun innocent family members who were victims of pedophiles, etc.

  • Gopher

    One I'm going back to is an oldie but goodie: "Pulling Your Own Strings" by Dr. Wayne Dyer.

    He explains how to get domineering groups and people off your back without feeling bad or looking like a jerk. If only I had read that book more carefully in the late 70's, I might not have let the WT Society play me like a marionette for so many years.

  • greven


    The Age of Reason, Thomas Paine

    Small Gods, Terry Pratchett (a humoristic look on religion)

    Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (revelation, but warped. shows how easy and funny interpretations of revelation can be) This book is going to be a movie as well.

    The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins


  • searchfothetruth

    I've just finished ' TUTANKHAMUN the Exodus Conspiracy-The Truth Behind Archaeology's Greatest Mystery.' by Andrew Collins and Chris Ogilvie-Herald.

    This is a must read for those interested in the claim that Israel has over Palastine. The inside cover reads:

    ' The tomb of Tutankhamun was undoubtedly the greatest archaeological discovery of all time, yet everyone knows this remarkable find was beset by troubles. The untimely death of Lord Carnarvon just after the opening of the tomb, and his appetite for everything occult, swiftly gave rise to rumours of a curse. Also, the presence of certain art treasures in museums across the United States provides evidence that Howard Carter and his aristocratic patron removed priceless objects from the tomb.

    What is not so well known is that among the wonderful treasures Carter unearthed were also rumoured to be Papyri that held the 'True Account' of the biblical Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. Why did Carter threaten to reveal this volatile information to the public at a meeting with a British official in Cairo shortly after the discovery of the tomb? At a time when Arab hostility towards Britain's support for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palastine was spilling onto the streets of Jeruusalem and Jaffa, such actions could have caused untold chaos across the Middle East.'

    Basically the book puts forward that the people who formed what were later called Israelites were thrown out of Egypt for monotheism (Yahweh)instead of the normal polytheism. It basically shows from the actual history of Egypt that the Biblical account of the Exodus is a total myth.

  • RubyTuesday

    The book of Proverbs.

  • gitasatsangha


    I know I am lazy and should read the book myself, but does this book link the Yahweh religion to the monotheistic cult of Aten? Akhenaten was Tut's father, so that would be interesting indeed.

  • Swan
    Small Gods, Terry Pratchett (a humoristic look on religion)

    In a similar vein, Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock

    Also, Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pincola Estes explores archetypes in our stories and fairy tales that are meaningful to women, their relationships, and their addictions.

  • Princess

    Reading is supposed to be fun. You all take this way too seriously. Might I suggest something lighter and maybe even...funny?

    Confessions Of A Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

    It will totally take your mind off this religious thing.

  • SloBoy

    SloBoy's Spouse Checking In:

    Don't miss it, "The Poisonwood Bible," by Barbara Kingsolver

    "Snow Falling on Cedars" (forgot the author)

    "Cold Mountain" (Maybe David Gufstafson)

    "All the Little Live Things" by Wallace Stegner

    "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

    Just some of my favorites. Spirtual enuf for me.

    With true concern.


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