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Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"Very interesting book. Covers everything an outsider of JW’s would possibly want to know and understand about these people.".

Paul C
> Audible UK

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"As a former Jehovah's Witness in the US, I've experienced much of the things that he speaks of regarding his congregation. This book was relatable and as someone that has very recently woken up, helpful."

Amazon Customer
> Audible

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"This is a very [good] book about the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society. It tells what these people go through when they try to leave this organization"

Mac
> Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"A very interesting book with lots of research done on the history of this cult."

V P Jefferson
> Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"I read this book not knowing too much about the religion, but intrigued to find out the truth behind it and why the Jehovah Witnesses come knocking round our doors. This book proved to be much more than just the truth behind the religion.

It was the inspiring story of a young mans journey growing up within the religion, having been born and raised in it and having never known anything different until his mid twenties. It tells of the struggle of leaving the religion and it's restraints and all the implications that come with it.

Very inspiring, very informative and backed up by facts and research into what it really means to be a Jehovah's Witness and what it teaches you. Eye opening to say the least. Highly recommend."

Lily2010
> Barnes & Noble

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"I have lived next door to JWs for nearly 30 years. Believe me, it's been a bumpy ride. As a young mother in a strange town with two boys at school and two baby girls at home, no friends, no car and no job, I very nearly fell under their spell. Until I realised I was being brain washed and coerced into something that was entirely against everything I held dear. It scared the hell out of me when it dawned on me just how close I had come to succumbing.

Over the years these people have proved themselves to be the most materialistic, inconsiderate, self-righteous bunch of bigots that I have ever had the misfortune to become acquainted with. This book just reinforced everything I have come to know about this ridiculous cult. Bravo Mr. James for having the guts to write about them for the whole world to see."

Chrissy
> Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"This book written by Anthony James is thorough in covering many aspects of these matters. How I was fooled for so long by the Watchtower Society is very galling to me. It's a shame that I will not be able to tell others still in their warped world that it's all a facade, because for reasons highlighted in this book, they just won't listen. I am at the beginning of my journey in putting it all behind me. It all started when I decided to research if Jehovah's Witnesses are more prone to mental illness than other people. I opened a can of worms, which led me first to find that it's inconclusive that witnesses are more likely to be mentally ill. During that research, I found numerous incidents of congregation members who had been victims of paedophiles who were fellow members and more often than not, men with responsible positions in the congregations. I went on and found more and more damming facts about the Watchtower Society. It is truly shocking. Thank you, Anthony for your very clear book. I will continue in my research along with this book and other sources."

Lassie
> Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"A very informative and useful book by a former Brother. This book was as useful towards understanding the peculiar beliefs of this dangerous cult as 'Going Clear' was towards understanding Scientology.

James exposes the insider language used by the Witnesses, such as the Wordly' people, which means any non-Witness, who are believed to be under the control of Satan and destined for damnation in the impending Apocalypse.

The author also documents his own experience of growing up in the cult, which provides a personal account of the damage such organisations can inflict upon an individual. An excellent book."

M Feetenby
> Goodreads

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"I am hugely impressed by this book and impressed, too, by the courage of the young man who has written it. It is quite apparent that for a very long time during his involvement with this cult he was suffering a prolonged and profound nervous breakdown but he finally had the courage to break free and this book should be a warning to anyone who thinks they might like to become a Jehovah's Witness.

Together with any number of sound reasons to avoid them, he has also done a considerable amount of research and laid it out for the reader together with all the relevant references.

All the convenient side-steps and doctrinal revision that has gone on over the years and is cleverly glossed-over by those in charge at The Watchtower Society. All the lies they have told which have somehow always been someone else's fault!

I hope the experience of writing this book has been cathartic for Anthony James; it should be required reading for anybody studying religions, whether they believe in anything or not."

E A Marks
Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"As a former director of a counter cult organisation I have debated many Jehovah's witnesses over the years. I have heard stories that made me cry, grandparents not allowed to see their grandkids because of watchtower shunning etc. I have never been a JW myself but I have been a Christian since 1975. I can sympathise with Anthony and admire his courage in writing this book, I know how hard it can be to leave the "Organisation". A good book which clearly shows the stress that the daily life of the JW involves, well worth a read. So why didn't I give it full marks? Simply because of Anthony's journey to the other side documented in the book, his leaning towards Dawkins and the new atheist's and his seeming belief that intelligent design is dead because of one lost court case. He quotes from "The God Delusion" by Dawkins but has failed to read "The atheist who didn't exist" by Andy Bannister. Which adequately deals with Dawkin's arguments in the former. Or "The Magic man in the sky" by Carl Gallups, "Gods undertaker" by John Lennox to name a few which more than adequately deal with the existence of God. He seems influenced by Dawkins "The greatest show on earth" But fails to mention Jonathan Sarfati's "The greatest hoax on earth" which adequately answers Dawkins conclusions. I could go on but suffice to say There is life and freedom in God outside the organisation and I hope that in his continuing journey Anthony will find that to be true."

Neil Botham
> Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"This is a very revealing book about the so-called religion, and he spells out what is really going on behind the curtain. A must read for everyone who wants to know the " truth" about the beginning till now of the Jehovah's Witnesses!"

Jen K Burlock
> Amazon US

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"At first I was sceptical about how good this audiobook was going to be, and wow I am extremely glad that I purchased it. Highly recommend it! Especially if you used to be part of that organization and want to learn about the bullet you dodged."

George
> Audible

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"Wow 100% truth. I relate to so much of this story. Jehovah's Witnesses need to be exposed and the victims need to know there's support. This is a doomsday cult run by rich white Americans. I really love how this book exposes that fact."

Stacy M Galvan
> Audible

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"Good insight from a personal perspective with good research. Recommend this book especially those wanting to leave the witnesses or those needling to gain more insight."

Sarah Gosling-Berte
> Goodreads

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"I really enjoyed this book. I felt it gave a thought provoking look into a religion that isn't well know.

I am not a Jehovah's Witness but have been learning about the religion (a hobby of mine) and his observations and research are right in line with some of the finer points I have come across and questioned.

Overall it is well researched and thought provoking."

Rebecca Nealon
> Audible

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"A captivating and emotional depiction of one man's personal journey as a Jehovah's Witness. The turmoil, guilt and heartache of leaving the Kingdom behind, his family and all he'd ever known.

Questioning everything, going through dark times with depression and some of the choices he made. Honest and inspiring.... With the help of the people closest to him, he made it through.

A book well worth reading!"

Kerry Cahill
> Goodreads

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"A good insight in to what is really behind all those statements poured out in front of you on your doorstep. I've nothing against the Witnesses themselves as human beings, they are jolly friendly, but this book shows how distorted their belief structure is and how easy it is to manipulate the Bible to put forward any argument you want. If like me, you're not a religious person and don't have counter arguments at the tip of your tongue then this book provides them."

C Jennings
> Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"A good insight in to what is really behind all those statements poured out in front of you on your doorstep. I've nothing against the Witnesses themselves as human beings, they are jolly friendly, but this book shows how distorted their belief structure is and how easy it is to manipulate the Bible to put forward any argument you want. If like me, you're not a religious person and don't have counter arguments at the tip of your tongue then this book provides them."

C Jennings
> Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"Highly informative, well researched and well reasoned. As a child I was forced to endure a lot of the same things mentioned in the book but managed to escape the worst of it by totally rejecting it all in my teens. I have never regretted this. Good luck to you and thanks for taking the time to bring the evil behind this cult to more people's attention."

G Tinsdale
> Amazon US

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"I myself started having doubts two years ago, and I no longer believe in a God, after many scientific, philosophical, historical, archaeological, theological, etc... research. The Jehovah Witnesses are a dangerous cult, and more books need to be written to rise awareness of this fact."

Eduardo Romero
> Amazon US

Recommended Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"An easy read book 'on purpose' by the author in order to give a simplistic read on an otherwise deeply contradictory, doctrinal-flawed, pseudo Christian based faith full of policies and procedures for a high mind control confusing cult. "Get out of her my people"."

Terry
> Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"Very interesting book,, highly recommending for the former or current jw who are not afraid to look at things from different perspective. Author clearly explains JW teachings and gives very intriguing questions about the whole belief system"

Martin Popik
> Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"I read this account and was amazed that there were others who also felt as I did. Read and be amazed."

Amazon Customer
> Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"Having spent the early years of my life in the so called "truth", I can testify that this book is well written and factual."

Pat
> Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"Extremely factual book and exactly how JW organisation is - full of false prophecies."

Jan H
> Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"Loved it! From start to finish . One of my favorite books now!"

Audible Customer
> Audible

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"The author documents well his life experience as a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. He lays bare the false theology and doctrine of the faith. His disillusionment however leads him to a false conclusion that God does not exist."

Michael Simmons
> Goodreads

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"This was an excellent book about a young man who finally questioned what had been drummed into him all his life. I am glad he became strong and was able to finally question this religion and make his own decisions in life.

For him it seems to have turned out for the better, he is now living a better life with lots of friends , a young lady and doing what he wants to do. Well written and a book that I would recommend."

S Hawes
> Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"This is a very clear and easy to follow compilation of things that can be very confusing to some but obviously clear to a true seeker of truth. I found my own story here in many examples and came to similar questions that were left hanging on weak answers during my own separation journey that began 50 years ago. A must read for anyone who has the courage to expect the truth."

Deborah L Perella
> Audible

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"Excellent and well researched account of the Watchtower Society and a very articulated account of the author's own experiences as a Jehovah Witness. As a an ex-Jehovah Witness myself I found this book to be one of the best that I've read on the subject. I learned a few things that I didn't even know. Well worth reading."

Debbie Laning
> Amazon US

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"I gave a 4 star only because there were bits right at the end I did not quite understand. Otherwise being previously involved with JWs on a study basis only. I can fully appreciate your need to write this book. Being free to think and do is vital to ones happiness."

Hooked On Books
> Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"Don't be persuaded when the JWs come knocking at your door that they have 'the truth'. They are actually (and sadly) millions of people who have fallen for the deception of their leadership who are gathering in millions of pounds/dollars from their gullible followers."

D Thomas
> Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"A clearly laid-out, well researched book full of facts and explanations with some of the author's personal experience within that framework. A good 'starter' book for someone wanting to have what's behind the knock on the door clearly explained."

Bookworm5000
> Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"So many parts of the authors experience mirrored my own as I finally made my way out of that group. It's a great relief to know that I wasn't alone in it, and yet infuriating to know that others have suffered as I had. Your in depth research on the true history of them have helped me close the book on that part of my life. Thank you!"

Josh
> Audible

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"Fascinating book with all details on this very strange cult.".

Mike Collins
> Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"Easy read, great for people who they're trying to convert"

Laney
> Amazon UK

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"Totally loved this book. wow. a must for any cult survivor or anyone wanting to free themselves."

Joe Skelly
> Audible

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"Very informative and relevant."

Earol Lewis
> Amazon UK

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"As a former Jehovah's Witness I can attest to the accuracy of Mr. James tale. The things he experienced during his time within the organization, certainly ring true to me. But also as an ex-JW, much of the history and facts about the Watchtower corporation were old news. I am well-familiar with much of his source material.

I highly recommend this book for those who are not JWs, perhaps those contemplating joining the cult, or those who have friends and family members who are in it or thinking of joining. Those happy smiling faces that show up at your doorstep can be deceptive. Read Mr. James book to better understand what I mean. Also, for ex-JWs, the chapters on the life and family of the author will be an interesting read."

Donald Cleveland
> Amazon US

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"This is a true account of a former Jehovah's Witness who explains their version of the 'Truth" and their beliefs in a concise, logical way. Most of us have had experiences with Jehovah's Witnesses and know some basic things - like their door-to-door prosthetizing, their refusal to celebrate holidays, birthdays and the like, their refusal to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, cross their heart for the National Anthem etc...

I personally, have never been able to understand their beliefs until I read about The Watchtower Society, its teachings and revisions to the 'Truth' that have happened throughout the years. I have also been offended by the outright misogyny I have encountered -- tried discussing it with a JW coworker who basically could not discuss it in any logical way. The more and more I read about the JW, I see how cult-like its behaviors are and how harmful the isolation of members can be. This book is one man's experience but he explains things in a way you can understand and is very thought provoking."

Terri
> Goodreads

Best Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Books

"I enjoyed your book. I am sure many others feel as the book was an account of our own experience as Jehovah's witnesses. It is refreshing to know others have taken a step to leave, but not only to leave in haste, instead to do so with the purpose of finding knowledge. If we leave only to remain in ignorance we would have accomplished nothing. Thank you for sharing. For my part I have taken a similar approach as you. It has been lonely and full of struggles but I am happy with the knowledge that I now posses and continue to gain from a world full of information and wonder.

Continue the great work. Thank you "brother".

Miguel Negron
> Audible

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