In the Truth

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AuthorHouse, Jul 31, 2004 - Fiction - 316 pages
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Where love rules there is no will to power; where power predominates, there love is lacking. Carl Jung ( 1875-1961 ) Actual news. July 17, 2003 - Calgary, Canada Bethany Hughes, a Jehovah's Witness, died after refusing life-saving blood transfusions. Bethany was 17. March 10, 2003 - Newport, Oregon According to police, Christian Lango, 29, feeling shame for being excommunicated from Jehovah's Witnesses, killed his wife and three children. January 17, 2003 - Oregon Robert Bryant, expelled from Jehovah's Witnesses, killed his wife, Jane, their four children and then himself. October 2002 - Polk County, Oregon Bimla Boyd was arrested in the shooting death of Robert Spencer. Charles Boyd, her ex-husband, died of an "undetermined" cause. He was depressed for weeks before his death because he and his former wife, Bimla, were expelled from Jehovah's Witnesses in December 2001. When an authoritarian, asocial religious sect intervenes into a family's way of life the once harmonious, natural flow of daily living can be destroyed. This novel shows the effect the WatchTower Bible and Tract Society (Jehovah's Witnesses) has on two families by exposing the reality that dwells behind the Society's facade. Although the Jehovah's Witness organization has over 6,000,000 members, 15,000,000 adherents and more than 94,600 congregations around the world the vast majority of the public is not aware of their eccentricities, which this novel has attempted to reveal.

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About the author (2004)

The author was born in Georgia and attended university in Ohio. However, restless and bored, he soon dropped out, opting for a "real world" education. His work took him to the Northern, Midwestern, and Southern portions of the United States. He presently lives in Florida.

 

He has experienced first hand the WatchTower Bible and Tract Society’s (Jehovah’s Witnesses) methodology of member indoctrination and control. This realization unfolded for him when circumstances dictated he attempt to understand their design for living.

 

His study revealed various methods used by the Jehovah’s Witness hierarchy to “bring sheep into the fold”. However, the tactic of instilling emotional separatism (shunning, disassociation, etc.) in a convert to keep at distance family members critical of the Witnesses’ doctrine is one of the most heinous. This maneuver successfully allows instruction of a convert segregated from family influence. Thus the seeds are planted . . . and fertilized.

 

The author’s hope is that this novel, in its own way, will act as an informative causeway over the far-reaching waters of the authoritatively minded WatchTower Bible and Tract Society.     

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