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Primary Sites About Jehovah's Witnesses

Watchtower Documents is Barbara Anderson's site which includes a great deal of research on the history of the Watchtower Society, along with thousands of pages of court documents regarding Watchtower out-of-court settlements for pedophile victims. Barbara was a researcher for the Writing Department at Bethel.


JWSurvey is run by a former elder and Ministerial Training School graduate. It contains surveys of thousands of former and current Jehovah's Witnesses and a blog regarding current Watchtower news.

AJWRB is the primary website dealing with the issue of blood transfusions and Jehovah's Witnesses. It was set up by an elder on the Hospital Liaison Committee, who came to realise how dangerous and misguided the Watchtower stance is. Going under the pseudonym Marvin Shilmer, he also runs a blog containing a wealth of information on historical aspects of Watchtower doctrine.

AvoidJW.org contains the most comprehensive collection of scanned Watchtower publications for download, spanning back from their original writings for the 1800's to the present day.

Movies

World's Apart is the best movie I have seen showing what it is like being a teenage Witness. It is based on the tragic true story of Tabita Brøner, who was disfellowshipped after moving in with her boyfriend. This Danish movie with English subtitles can be purchased from http://www.tower.com/worlds-apart-rosalinde-mynster-dvd/wapi/114104794 or viewed on youtube at youtube.com/watch?v=EIDwXYACfmM. Go to http://www.bt.dk/underholdning/tabita-broener-jeg-kan-ikke-hade-min-far for an interview and picture of Tabita.

Truth be Told is a 2013 documentary that interviews a number of former Jehovah's Witnesses about their experience growing up in the religion. In December 2014 the movie was released for download or streaming at hereliesthetruth.com

Books

JUDGMENT DAY MUST WAIT by Poul Bregninge presents a complete history of the ideology of the Watchtower Society and why it keeps a keen focus on Judgment Day. The fear of that moment is what keeps Jehovah's Witnesses firmly in the fold. The author confronts the thinking that motivates the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses. It includes a full chapter on the topic of child abuse written by Barbara Anderson.

The Kingdom That Never Came 1.6Mb free PDF, by Joseph Wilting. Wilting grew up in Holland and became a Christian after leaving the Watchtower religion.

http://www.commentarypress.com/ Raymond Franz official site. Franz’'s books Crisis of Conscience and In Search of Christian Freedom are essential reading for every Jehovah’s Witness, as are The Gentile Times Revisited and The Signs of the Last Days When? by Carl Olof Jonsson. Few of Jehovah’'s Witnesses that read these books cover-to-cover continue as followers of the Watchtower Society.

Apocalypse delayed: the story of Jehovah's Witnesses by Professor M. James Penton is the most comprehensive and professional book to discuss the history of the Watchtower Society.

http://www.outofthecocoon.net A book by Brenda Lee.

http://thedreampushers.blogspot.com/ A book and interesting site by former elder Daniel M Walker.

Jehovah's Witness Chat Rooms

jehovahs-witness.net A well moderated forum where current and ex Witnesses discuss a wide variety of subjects, including in-depth doctrinal and scientific discussion. This is one of the worlds largest chat rooms with over 25,000 members.

Reddit EXJW For the more open minded reader.

General Sites on Jehovah’s Witnesses

AAWA was incorporated in 2013 to alert the public of the primary dangers of the Watchtower movement regarding shunning, blood transfusions, domestic violence, child abuse and higher education. It has brought together a large team of volunteers and most of the people behind that have been prominent Watchtower activists over the years.


Freeminds is the grandfather of Watchtower websites. Run by Randy Watters since the 1900's, it has a wealth of information on doctrine, experiences and Watchtower history.

Wikipedia.org contains a huge volume of factual information on Jehovah's Witnesses moderated by former and current members.

jwleaks has a vast range of Watchtower documents including the elder's manual, Shepherd the Flock of God and many current elder's letters.

governingbodyletters.blogspot.com/ Great site with all the latest news about the Watchtower Society, from Bethel.

jwfiles.com Interesting articles on a range of subjects.

watchtowernews.org Current Witness related news

watchtowerinformationservice.org The latest news and 264 articles on Jehovah's Witnesses and a collection of Watchtower Quotes.

quotes-watchtower.co.uk A collection of quotes from literature published by the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society.

watchtowercomments.com Video clips dissecting Watchtower doctrine

docbob.org An interesting assortment of topics and advice.

ex-jw.com Modern site that is regularly updated.

watchtowerletters Contains correspondence with the Watchtower on a range of issues, giving insight into the way Bethel answers issues.

jwstruggle.com contains a number of good articles and a forum.

jehovahswitnessblog.com/ provides a humorous look at the Watchtower Society.

silentlambs.org Research into the Watchtower policies towards pedophilia and stories from victims.

Misquotes in Watchtower Publications

The Watchtower and the Ante-Nicene Church Fathers by Michael J. Partyka. This is an in-depth article that has the full source quotes of the partial quotes used in the Watchtower brochure Should you Believe the Trinity. In each case it is readily apparent that the Watchtower Society has distorted what the early Church Fathers were attempting to say.

preteristarchive.com/dEmEnTiA/jonsson-herbst_dd_01.html Compares Watchtower statements about earthquakes with historical facts.

forananswer.org/Top_JW/Scholars and NWT.htm A look at where the Watchtower has misquoted Scholars when attempting to say they support the New World Translation

The WTS View of Creation and Evolution An article by Alan Feuerbacher showing how the Watchtower book Life - How Did It Get Here? By Evolution or by Creation? makes regular use of misquotes to support its stance.

Weighed and Found Wanting examines the two 2010 Watchtower releases regarding evolution (The Origin of Life - Five Questions Worth Asking and Was Life Created?) and shows how both misrepresent evolution and distort almost every quote included.

HOW DO WE KNOW THAT OUR COPIES OF THE SCRIPTURES ARE AUTHENTIC? by Doug Mason shows the deceptive discussion of this topic in the 2013 booklet How Can You Have a Happy Life?

Cults

http://www.freedomofmind.com/ is run by Steven Hassan, one of the world's foremost experts in destructive religions.

howcultswork.com A simple to understand overview of what defines a cult, and a very important read.

rickross.com Looks at a number of modern day cults and their methods.

factnet.org "“Since 1993, we have been to destructive cults, fundamentalism, mind control, and mental coercion/torture what Amnesty International has been to physical torture."”

icsahome.com The International Cultic Studies Association website is run by a Spanish psychologist specialising in cults.

Legal

jwemployees.bravehost.com Legal cases between Jehovah’'s Witnesses and their employers.

jwdivorces.bravehost.com/ Legal cases involving Jehovah’s Witnesses and child custody

Foreign Sites

extestemunhasdejeova.net Portuguese website regarding Witnesses and includes a forum.

extj.com Spanish website.

jehovatanui.blog.hu Hungarian website.

svjedoci.net Serbo-Croatian (Yugoslavian) website.

watchtowerwayback.org French website.

justice-chretienne.com French website.

jw-verite.org French website.

tunnistaja.ee Estonian website.

geistigkrank.wordpress.com German website.

johanneksenpoika.fi Finnish website
johanneksenpoika.fi/news/index.html Finnish website translated to English
veljesseura.org/foorumi Finnish website


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