Literature being discontinued, including Isaiah's Prophecy and Reasoning book
sorry about taking so long but i finally took pictures of most of the letter, i put them on imgur. I forgot to take a picture of the last page. skip to page 2 for the discontinuations.
text (starting on page 2):
The following items in all languages have been discontinued and will no longer be available once depleted at the branch:
A Book for All People
A Peaceful New World - Will It Come?
Bible Topics for Discussion
Calendar of Jehovah's Witnesses
Comfort for the Depressed
Comprehensive Concordance of the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures
Could It Happen Again? A Question for the Citizens of Russia
Do You Have an Immortal Spirit?
Does Fate Rule Our Lives? - Or Does God Hold Us Responsible?
God's Word for Us Through Jeremiah
God's Word for Us Through Jeremiah - Large Print
Hellfire - Is It Part of Divine Justice?
How Did Life Begin on Earth?
How Precious Is Life to You?
How to Read and Write
Isaiah's Prophecy - Light for All Mankind I
Isaiah's Prophecy - Light for All Mankind I - Large Print
Isaiah's Prophecy - Light for All Mankind II
Isaiah's Prophecy - Light for All Mankind II - Large Print
Is Your Life Ruled by Fate?
Jehovah - Who Is He?
Jehovah's Witnesses Reply
Jehovah's Witnesses - What Do They Believe?
Jehovah's Witnesses - Who Are They? What Do They Believe?
Jesus Christ - Who Is He?
"Keep Yourselves in God's Love" - Brochure
Lasting Peace and Happiness - How to Find Them - On Audiocassette
Life - How Did It Get Here? By Evolution or by Creation?
Life - How Did It Get Here? By Evolution or by Creation? (Small size)
Live with Jehovah's Day in Mind
Live with Jehovah's Day in Mind - Large Print
"Look! I Am Making All Things New"
My Book of Bible Stories - Brochure
New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures - Large Print, Volume 1
New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures - Large Print, Volume 2
New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures - Large Print, Volume 3
New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures - Large Print, Volume 4
Our Problems - Who Will Help Us Solve Them?
Reasoning From the Scriptures
Revelation - Its Grand Climax At Hand!
Revelation - Its Grand Climax At Hand! - Large Print
Study Questions for "My Book of Bible Stories"
The Bible in Living English
The Emphatic Diaglott
The Greatest Name
The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures
Watch Tower Publications Index 1991-1995
Watch Tower Publications Index 1986-2005
What Do Jehovah's Witnesses Believe?
What Does God Require of Us? - On Audiocassette
Who Are Jehovah's Witnesses?
Will Suffering Ever End?
Will There Ever Be a World Without War?
Will This World Survive?
Worship the Only True God
Worship the Only True God - Large Print
100-Year Modern-Day History of the Christian Witnesses of Jehovah in Greece
The items listed below will become unavailable to request in all languages once ??? (picture cuts out) ... these items later become available, they will be included in an Announcement ... (I guess some literature will run out and be available at a later date?)
"All Scripture Is Inspired of God and Beneficial"
Apply Yourself to Reading and Writing
"Bearing Thorough Witness" About God's Word
(there's more but I didn't get last page)
Wow. So how many printed books will be left? Five or six?
All I can think of is those hours upon hours of book studies when I was a kid studying the Mans Salvation book , books on Ezekiel ,etc. Just mind numbingly boring. All the forced parallels of Christendom's clergy supposedly being the "modern day fulfillment" of Jerusalem or Israel or whatever. Looking out of the window seeing my friends ( sorry - "associates" ) next door playing on their bikes or football.
All that material is all rubbish now. Long since out of print. Abandoned. Suitable only for the trash. The WTBTS doesn't even teach these "types and anti-types" any more. What a huge waste of time.
Not surprised that they are discontinuing the Isaiah book, it was so dull and drab. As another poster brought out the whole book is about the restoration of the Israelites to their homeland. So each chapter had the same "modern day fulfillment", it was really a stretch. It's really a historical record and has no particularly great meaning for us today. Their was never any need for a verse by verse prophetic take but we endured it.
What surprises me is that they are doing away with the Revelation book. How many times did we study that book? Each time being told that it was one of the deeper things that needed to be studied closely. Now we don't need it at all, isn't that amazing? I wouldn't be surprised if they let some time pass so that people forget about the explanations given in the Revelation book. Then they come out with a new book on Revelation incorporating the new understandings of Jesus parables that they have been doing lately. Of course that one will then be the one that is so important to study deeply. LOL
What a huge waste of time.
Great point. Just think of all the time that we spent studying and re-studying these books. Now they are going out-of-print. I wish the org would go "out-of-print".
Ecclesiastes 12:12Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them.
Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.
Getting rid of the Jeremiah book surprises me. It is only 5 years old. It is still on the web site though
Why do away with the Calendar?
What was "How Did Life Begin on Earth?" and does anyone have a PDF? (I'm not at home to check my large archive)