Book That Helped Me - My Recommended Reading List
These are the books that led to my awakening:
The Art of Thinking Clearly - Rolf Dobelli
How to Defend the Christian Faith: Advice From an Evolutionist - John W.Loftus
Evolution - What the Fossils Say and Why it Matters - Donald R. Prothero
Crisis of Conscience - Raymond Franz
Apocalypse Delayed - Penton
The Quest for the Historical Israel - Israel Finkelstein
The Finished Mystery - WTB&TS
Captives of a Concept - Don Cameron
1984 - George Orwell (What a genius!)
Some other books I found really helpful in sorting out the mess (in no particular order):
The Invention of Religion - Alexander Drake
Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of your Life - Richard W. Paul
Cognitive Illusions: A Handbook on Fallacies & Biases... - Rudiger F. Pohl
The Invention of Nature - Andrea Wulf
A History of Religion in the Old Testament Period - Rainer Albertz
Waking Up - Sam Harris
Rock of Ages - Stephen J. Gould
The Pursuit of the Millennium - Norman Cohn
The Battle For God - Karen Armstrong
Angels & Women - J.G.Smith
Questioning the Millennium - Stephen J. Gould
How Jesus became God - Bart D. Ehrman
The Better Angels of our Nature - Steven Pinker
The Moral Arc - Michael Shermer
Irrationality - Stuart Sutherland
What also helped me was reading many books on Scientology & North Korea and noticing the similarities!
Thanks, I'm going to look at as many of these as I can. It might not have any information new to you, but I have found Lloyd Evan's "Reluctant Apostate" to be very informative book, especially as a resource for helping anyone who doesn't know much about JWs to understand the position people like us are in right now.
Thanks Saethydd, am currently reading it already.
Holy crap doubtfull1799 ,i`m impressed ,you have read all of those books ? over how many years ? I think I could put my name to three and that was enough to convince me LOL
However thanks for the list should I want to delve further , and for giving others/lurkers/newbies , some food for thought.
Take care cobber.
Yes smiddy, I have. Over the last 18 months or so. 1984 for the third time!
Good and Bad Religion - Peter Vardy
Not that you need any additional reading material, but Combating Cult Mind Control is also a good one.
Thank you for sharing. I hope my husband will read at least one of these some day. He still thinks they are 'apostate material'.
I am also enjoying "the reluctant apostate" by Lloyd Evans