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The Facts on Jehovah's Witnesses, Revised and Updated
Harvest House Publishers / 2008 / Paperback
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What is the Watchtower Society? Is the New World Translation of the Bible accurate? What do the Jehovah's Witnesses believe about Jesus, the Trinity, and salvation? You'll find easy-to-understand answers to these questions and many more in this quick reference guide to the religion followed by hundreds of thousands of believers. 96 pages, softcover from Harvest.
John Ankerberg, John Weldon, and Dillon Burroughs team up to revise and update The Facts on Jehovah's Witnesses, part of the popular Facts On Series (more than 1.9 million copies of books from this series sold). Known for their extensive research and Bible knowledge, these authors offer readers the essential facts they need to evaluate and discuss today's issues regarding the Jehovah's Witnesses, a religious organization, and the Watchtower Society. The concise, easy-to-follow information helps readers answer such questions as:
Whether the reader is merely curious or searching for specific information, The Facts on Jehovah's Witnesses will give them what they are looking for--easy-to-understand, factual, and relevant information about this group.
John Ankerberg, host of the award-winning John Ankerberg Show, has three earned degrees: an MA in church history and the philosophy of Christian thought, an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a DMin from Luther Rice Seminary. He has coauthored the 2-million-selling Facts On series of apologetic books, as well as Taking a Stand for the Bible and Israel Under Fire. John Weldon has authored or coauthored more than 80 books. He has a Ph.D. in comparative religion and a D.Min. with emphasis in contemporary religious movements, as well as master's degrees in divinity and Christian apologetics. With Dr. John Ankerberg, he has coauthored What Do Mormons Really Believe?, Fast Facts(TM) on Islam, the Facts On Series of apologetic booklets, and others. Dillon Burroughs is an activist and the author or coauthor of nearly 30 books on issues of faith and culture, including the groundbreaking Undefending Christianity. Dillon has served among at-risk American youth, constructed housing in Mexicos barrios, provided aid relief in Haiti, and was most recently nominated for a CNN Hero award for his efforts to fight human trafficking. His written and edited works have been featured by NPR, MSNBC, ABC News, and other media outlets.
In their book The Facts on Jehovahs Witnesses, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, and Dillion Burroughs set out to disprove claims made by the Watchtower Society, the leading body of all Jehovahs Witnesses. The book argues that this group denies the deity of Christ, misinterprets the Bible, deceives its members, and falsely claims to be sole authority on the word of God. The authors primarily use Scripture to challenge the Watchtower Societys beliefs and practices.
The book reveals that the Watchtower Society has incorrectly predicted Armageddon and has used its own biases to interpret Scripture. The authors present their case by asking questions about certain aspects of the faith and then answering those questions accordingly. All three authors have impressive educational backgrounds and two of the three authors have written previous books. The book strongly disputes the Watchtower Societys claim that divine guidance comes only through the Watchtower Society. The authors present cases where this so-called divine guidance was flawed and manipulative. The authors remind their readers that God gives wisdom to anyone who asks, not only to a chosen few (James 1:5).
The book accurately reveals the flaws in the Watchtower Societys past actions. Unfortunately, the books tone is very judgmental and unforgiving. The authors make their case in hopes that Jehovahs Witnesses will see the downfalls of their religion. I would suggest this book to anyone who is interested in joining this particular faith or to someone who has been a member of this church for some time. Tamara Peachy, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
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