It’s Assembly Season for the Jehovah’s Witnesses – they are gathering all over the world to hear an identical program on obedience and submission. So I thought I’d mention a new book available about the JW doctrine of complete submission and obedience to the “Governing Body” rather than to God.
Six Million Jehovah’s Witnesses Held Captive
A former JW elder explains how the Watchtower interpretation of the “faithful and discreet slave” as the Governing Body holds millions of Jehovah’s Witnesses captive and obedient. Not only is this book a great resource for understanding why and how JWs behave and think, but it may help those who are still involved but instinctively realize that something is wrong. It’s not so much what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe about biblical teachings, but what they believe about their own leadership that keeps them loyal subjects despite all evidence. Focusing on this teaching at the heart of all JW obedience and comparing the disjunction between this doctrine and the organization’s own words, actions and history is an original and very constructive approach. Pdf download only $5 – also available in print.