30 Years a Watchtower Slave: The Confessions of a Converted Jehovah's Witness

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Baker Books, Jan 1, 2002 - Religion - 214 pages
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At first, the Watchtower Society seemed harmless to William J. Schnell, even valuable as a way to develop his faith in God and pass it on to others. This book is Schnell's fascinating account of his involvement with the cult, which effectively enticed him in the 1920s and continues to lure countless individuals today. Readers will learn, as Schnell did, that the Jehovah's Witness religion he had joined was anything but innocent. For thirty years he was enslaved by one of the most totalitarian religions of our day, and his story of finally becoming free is riveting.
Readers will be alerted to the inner machinations, methods, and doctrines of the Watchtower Society, arming them to forewarn others and witness to their Jehovah's Witness friends, relatives, neighbors, and the stranger at the door. With more than 300,000 copies sold, 30 Years a Watchtower Slave is truly one of the classic testimonies of freedom from a powerful cult.
 

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User Review  - Tom Beals - Christianbook.com

Excellent read. It reads like a suspense novel or horror thriller, which it is, after a fashion, though it describes the real-life experiences of Mr. Scnell. A great read for anyone interested in knowing what the JW's are really about. Read full review

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User Review  - Jon R. Mundall - Christianbook.com

This book was very revealing for me. I have always been aware that Jehovah's Witnesses do not recognize the deity of Christ. But what impressed me most in this treatise was the evidence from someone ... Read full review

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Contents

Cover
Early Machinations
Entering Watchtower Slavery
A Look at the Organization in America
A Look Ahead
The Judge Visits Germany
Sifting
Gods Organization
Pioneers Oh Pioneers
Doctrinal Gyrations
Strategy Pays
Upheld by the Courts
Service in New York
A Seven Step Program
Action in New Jersey
The Theocracy of 1938

From Zest to Disgust

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