Mom's book ...

by vienne 6 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • vienne


    I don't know how many are interested in Watchtower history. Mom and Bruce wrote this, and it received a new Amazon review today. Here is the review of

    The Professor 5.0 out of 5 stars a comprehensive study May 23, 2019

    Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
    This is a mammoth study of the early Bible Student and related groups. It is 358 pages of 8.5 x 11 paper in small print. Of what I read so far it is accurate. I know of no other study that is even close in comprehensiveness, documentation and breath, looking not just at Russell but related groups and persons including Barbour, John Paton and others. The author looks at not only historical record but also critics of the movement including Professor Penton and Carl Johnson. The last page was intended to be an index which never was finished. It would have been an invaluable addition to the book. This book was clearly a lifetime work.

    Just as a note: The index will be in the last volume, volume 3. - Annie [Anastasia]
  • dropoffyourkeylee
    What is the status of Volume 2?
  • Diogenesister

    Forgive my ignorance, but who is or has written volume 3? I am interested in purchasing all 3 for my (still in) childhood best friend.

    edit: impressive review! Not that I expected anything less, knowing what I do about your mother’s dedication to her work and her profession.

  • vienne

    Dr. Schulz [I could call him uncle B as I do in person] but this seems like a more formal setting] says that three chapters remain to be finished. And an afterward. There will be edits after that. Of the three chapters, two are nearing completion.

    He tells me volume three exists as a few chapters, an outline and bunches of notes. It is some distance in the future.

    I might add that, watching my mom work on this, that much hard work and intense research goes into this project to make it as detailed and accurate as possible. I'm an amateur writer, still "in school." This has been a learning experience for me.

    Mom and B's book about Nelson Barbour is on Lulu. B tells me that a revised and enlarged edition is in the works but 'on the back burner' as he puts the second volume of Separate Identity in final format.

    Mom and B planned the next book, called On the Cusp of Fame, covering the years 1887-1912. B still plans to write that, though it seems to me to be a far more complex research project.

    I hope it is okay that I use mom's old account here instead of making my own.


  • dropoffyourkeylee

    Thanks Annie, I am going to order Volume 1, and watch for Volume 2 to appear in the future.

  • fastJehu
  • dropoffyourkeylee

    I received the book over the weekend and so far I am very impressed. The academic standard exceeds that of any other WT- related book I have read. Kudos to the authors and surviving family.

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