Well, amazingly, I just passed on the book to a sister who knocked my door this morning, after a long, long chat.
What amazed me I suppose after isolating myself in my bubble for many years now, is that JWs are basically humans afterall. With a great degree of social apprehension towards us ex-JWs of course, but never the less, human.
I assured her I had faded away, but still retained a moral code of behaviour. She relaxed at that point. Knowing that I hadn't been disfellowshipped.
I think she must have been visually put off by my hair and beard, but we got over that hurdle
We discussed apostacy (or the societies view I should say). The gospel accounts which emphasize Christ, in many ways before Jehovah.
I asked her not to return visit, so she took the book and we parted on good terms. I do believe she will attempt to read it. I pointed out that if she showed the elders, she would most likely be frowned upon and told not to read it.
At which point we discussed truth and what it actually means to pursue truth. We agreed that one should be willing to put ones belief system to the test.
So - heres hoping that at least one of the local established and mature witnesses will take a look at the organization through a different set of eyes.