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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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Anthony James

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

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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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  • Deborah L Fowler
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-12-17

Accurate

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.

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  • Stacy M. Galvan
  • 03-09-17

100% truth.

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.

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  • larry brown
  • 20-07-16

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Audio quality is horrible, narration is too fast, and i didnt want to hear his story just facts.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-04-17

Good but fast narrator

This kept me interested and wanted to finish it all at once however the pace of the narrator could have been slower in order to absorb the information. Felt it was too fast pass.

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