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This is the story of a young man who was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, seemingly destined to spend the rest of his life following the instruction of God's "Spirit Directed Organization". He soon came to discover, however, that things were not as they had first seemed. Following a patch of doubt and subsequent in-depth investigation into the religion, the young man began to realize that the things he had previously accepted without question no longer made sense. His eyes were opened to the various powerful methods that were, and still are, being used to control the minds of the faith's followers.

The story contained in this audiobook describes the author's life, from his upbringing as a Jehovah's Witness, his struggles along the way, and the challenges he faced as he tried to break free. His extensive research into the religion's history is also documented, including apparent accounts of questionable teachings and manipulative methodologies.

©2013 Anthony James (P)2016 Anthony James

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Good read

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

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Anthony James

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

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  • Deborah L Perella
  • 23-05-18

Spot on

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.

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  • leaf heap
  • 26-01-21

Very Revelatory about JWs.........BUT BEWARE!!

The narrator performs very well. I would certainly listen to him again. I knew basically nothing about JW before listening to this other then they come to my door occasionally and tell me how wicked I am. I’ve always considered them a harmless frivolous organization. This audiobook is very insightful and educational and I see JW much differently now.
However I was extremely annoyed, even irate that the author’s current atheistic worldview came seeping into the narrative. Why is it necessary, in a book that is exclusively about the Jehovah Witness religion, to quote Dawkins or other modern atheistic thinkers? I absolutely don’t care how the author chooses to interpret the Bible or if he believes in God or not. In a book about Jehovah Witnesses I want to hear about Jehovah Witnesses, not his “enlightened” scorn of the Bible and religion!

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  • Miguel Negron
  • 10-10-17

I don't know where to begin

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"

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  • Rebecca Nealon
  • 29-07-16

Informative and thought provoking.

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. Over all it is well researched and thought provoking.

I like the narration but be forewarned that it does have a text book feel.

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  • lindsey truesdel
  • 07-12-18

BORING NO DETAILS just bible passages

boring boring boring boring .... no facts about the religion only story of his life...

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  • George
  • 20-06-18

excelente audiobook! very informative!

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.

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  • Josh
  • 17-05-18

Thank You

So many parts of the authors experience mirriored 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!

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  • Sandy Foce
  • 30-07-22

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Personally was sad that Anthony's experience as a witness so discredited God in his heart and mind that, having left JW, he was unable to find Him and has become either an aethiest (or possibly agnostic)

positives: Great narration, easy to listen to. Also easy to follow Anthony's telling of his story. Suggest the actual written book may be more helpful for anyone wanting to cross reference scriptures and quotes from JW's books/articles. I appreciated Anthony's honesty and it corroborated other books about the control exercised by the watchtower.

Negatives: to me very flawed arguments clearly biased towards things like evolution which he assumes is a valid theory saying theory is really a statement of facts. I would argue that theory is a conclusion of facts..which means the facts must be absolute truth (which isnhighly debatable) The Bible has many books and acientific evidence to support the truth that it claims (eg Evidence that demands a Verdict - Josh McDowell) with updates as science increasingly confirms biblical statements.
Such statements he makes is in itself biasing listeners to his point of view rather than allowing space for different worldviews.

I did feel the story ended a bit ubruptly not sharing how he then was treated by his family and friends..his experiences after leaving and his life after JW.

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  • Bernard Tanner Jr
  • 19-01-22

The Jehovah's Witnesses are PROVED to be a CULT

He goes through every issue of the TECHNIQUE and habits used by controlling Cults to prove definitely that the Watchtower Society of the Jehovah's Witnesses are a CULT!

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  • nadia
  • 26-01-21

Great!

This is the best book and helped with my reawakening from Jehovah's Witness doctrine.