Stan Milosevic's Theocratic Library

These are my recommendations for books that we can add to our personal theocratic libraries. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society has provided much Bible study material for us that will help save our lives, make us grow spiritually strong, and assist us in becoming mature Christians. The books listed here are extra reading material that we, as Jehovah's Witnesses, might enjoy. They are positive and upbuilding and pertain to our history, beliefs, and way of life, both from the point of view of our brothers and secular writers. The list also contains books that have been referenced by the Society in some meaningful way. I have all of these books in my own library and have enjoyed them immensely and I can conscientiously recommend each and every one of them.

I have indicated whether each book was written by a brother or not at the time that the book was released and other pertinent information about the book. Some of the authors may no longer be Witnesses but at the time their books were written they were in good standing so their books are still included on the list. The books are presented in no particular order. Many have inquired whether these books can be purchased from me. I am not offering any of the books on the list for sale, however most of the titles have links to where you can purchase the books if so desired. As I acquire other books and items they will be listed near the top of the page or under the appropriate heading. If you have any titles that you have read and think could be added to this list please let me know, I'm always on the look out for new books. Happy reading!

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Defending the Good News: The Jehovah's Witnesses' Plan to Expand the First Amendment
Author: Jennifer Henderson Year Published: 2010 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Marquette Books Pages: 172 ISBN: 978-0922993840
Jehovah's Witnesses were the first organized group in America to generate what has been termed vigilant or disciplined plan of litigation to expand the boundaries of the First Amendment. In a period of 15 years, Watchtower Bible and Tract Society lawyers won Witnesses the right to distribute literature door-to-door, on public streets and on streets owned by private corporations and the federal government; the right to carry out these activities without first securing a permit or paying a tax; the right to use sound-amplifying equipment to spread their beliefs; and the right to be protected from continued arrests under unconstitutional ordinances. By implementing an extensive, detailed legal plan to overturn ordinances that interfered with their evangelical mission, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society broadened protection under the First Amendment not just for their members, but for all Americans. The overwhelming success of the plan shaped mass media law, the application of the First Amendment, and group litigation in the United States. This book explores these issues and examines the Jehovah's Witnesses plans to expand the First Amendment even further.

Author: Struan Hamilton Year Published: 2010 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: YouWriteOn Pages: 292 ISBN: 978-1907986543

This, the third of Struan Hamilton's biographies of life pioneering in Russia, takes us to Central Russia, to Stepanopel, a city on the Volga. Once more you can laugh with him, cry with him and really get the sense of witnessing the wonderful theocratic progress that was being made there in the early part of this century.

Let's Go to the Meeting
Author: C. Bornicke Year Published: 2010 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Sit Still Books Pages: 20 ISBN: 978-0984560608

Let's Go to the Meeting is a 20 page simple and sturdy board book designed for children from 0 to 5 years old. Follow our family as they journey to the meeting to participate in familiar activities: singing, praying, listening, commenting, and associating. This book is intended for recreational reading and is simple enough for the earliest of beginner readers. At 6 ¾ inches by 5 ½ inches, this convenient small book will fit in any diaper bag or book bag.

Examining Criticisms of the Bible
Author: Hal Flemings Year Published: 2008 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: AuthorHouse Pages: 416 ISBN: 978-1434328038

It is not uncommon to hear on radio or television programs disparaging remarks about the Bible. It appears the educated person today is expected to dismiss Bible history as questionable, consider the miracles mentioned in the Bible as either symbolic or overstatements of fact, regard comments about an Adam and Eve as scientifically inaccurate and consider the whole enterprise as a working and reworking of a collective document across time. The former reverence appended to this document which claims to be a written communication expressing the thoughts of the Creator of the cosmos, has been severely diminished in these post-modern times. This book, Examining Criticisms of the Bible, appeals to the reader to reevaluate the relevance of the Bible and to reconsider the evidences that relate to its historical, moral and scientific representations.

Charles Taze Russell: His Life and Times: The Man, the Millennium and the Message
Author: Fredrick Zydek Year Published: 2009 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: CreateSpace Pages: 466 ISBN: 978-1449951573

Second Edition. The biography of an American original. Charles Taze Russell was founder of the Watchtower Bible and Track Society, better known as Jehovah's Witnesses. Fredrick Zydek taught theology at the College of Saint Mary for many years. He is the author of dozens of religious articles and nine volumes of poetry. His work has appeared in America, Catholic Digest, Conscience, The Presbyterian Record, Christianity Today, U.S. Catholic Sojourners and many others. Retired, he makes his home in Omaha, Nebraska where he continues to write full time.

Charles Taze Russell
Author: Christopher Gross Year Published: 2009 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Christopher Gross Pages: 56 ISBN: NA

This is a large photobook (approx 12" x 13") that shows Charles Taze Russell, the first president of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, throughout the years. There are over 130 high quality photos, many of them rare, all with explanatory notes, in this professionally bound book. Please contact the author at if you wish to purchase this fine volume. A must for collectors.

Research - Bible - Artifacts
Author: Gersam Verlag Year Published: 2009 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Gersam Verlag Pages: 126 ISBN: 978-3981152920
For centuries we have been able to learn about the history of the Middle East because of many ancient writings. One of these writings, the Bible, plays an important role as it tells us about those that lived in the so-called “Fertile Crescent.” In the past 150 years archaeologists have unearthed countless artifacts from which we have been able to gather knowledge about these ancient cultures. How can these artifacts help us to better understand the biblical account and to view it in its historical setting? This question is considered in this book. With the help of a selection of artifacts mainly from the famous “Pergamon Museum” in Berlin the reader receives a vivid picture of biblical accounts. Each page is laid out with a photograph of each artifact and also linked with the appropriate scripture. (The volume contains over 90 color illustrations and maps.) In an appendix you will find more information about the capture of the old city of Babylon and also how the old historians Herodotus and Xenophon confirm the Bible account. There is also a chapter about the Neo-Babylonian Chronology and the cuneiform tablet VAT 4956 from Berlin, written by Dr. Rolf Furuli.

The Fruit of the Spirit
Author: Ponytip Press Year Published: 2008 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Ponytip Press Pages: 32 ISBN: 978-1606430002
The Bible speaks of nine spiritual qualities described as the ‘fruitage of the spirit.’ The Fruit of the Spirit weaves rich illustrations and comforting language to promote in children a deep sense of meaning for these qualities as displayed in nature. The sun shines to bring a joyful day. The rain falls faithfully to quench the dry ground. Nature comes to life. Children will be fascinated by the works of spirit as manifested everyday in this unique celebration of gifts from God. The drawing workbook feature at the end of the book helps children to identify these qualities as they see and display them in their own lives.

Between Resistance and Martyrdom
Jehovah's Witnesses in the Third Reich
Author: Detlef Garbe Year Published: 2008 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press Pages: 856 ISBN: 978-0299207946

Between Resistance and Martyrdom is the first comprehensive historical study of the persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses during the Holocaust era. Refusing to perform military service under Germany’s Third Reich due to their fundamental belief in nonviolence, Jehovah’s Witnesses caught the attention of the highest authorities in the justice system, the police, and the SS.

Although persecuted and banned from practicing their beliefs by the Nazi regime in 1933, the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ unified resistance has been largely forgotten. Basing his work on a wide range of sources, including documents and archives previously unconsidered as well as critical analyses of Jehovah’s Witness literature and survivor interviews, Detlef Garbe chronicles the Nazi’s relentless persecution of this religious group before and during World War II.

The English translation of this important work features photographs not published in the German edition. These striking images bring a sense of individual humanity to this story and help readers comprehend the reality of the events documented. Between Resistance and Martyrdom is an indispensable work that will introduce an English-speaking audience to this important but lesser-known part of Holocaust history.

Imprisoned For Their Faith
Author: Teresa Wontor-Cichy Year Published: 2006 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Auschwitz Museum Pages: 168 ISBN: 8360210241
There has been no previous study devoted solely to the Jehovah’s Witnesses in the literature on Auschwitz Concentration Camp. This was partly due to the scarcity of extant documentation on their imprisonment, and the rarity of memoirs or accounts. Additionally, the small number of prisoners in category IBV (Internationale Bibelforscher-Vereinigung—International Association of Holy Scripture Researchers—the rubric used to register Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Nazi camps) meant that they were treated as anonymous members of one more category among the thousands of individuals who made up the prisoner population.
This book is the first attempt at a thorough study of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Auschwitz. Although gaps in the records make it impossible to specify exactly how many Witnesses the Nazis held in Auschwitz, this study concludes, on the basis of painstaking investigations, that the number ranged from several dozen to well over a hundred prisoners at various times, and that a total of at least 387 witnesses were incarcerated in Auschwitz during the almost five years the camp functioned.
This book includes a list of the names of nearly 230 male and female Witnesses imprisoned in Auschwitz, based on documents in the Museum archives, questionnaires and accounts submitted by former prisoners, and information obtained from prisoners’ families.
There are also photographs of 130 Witnesses imprisoned in Auschwitz under category IBV. Appendices, which make up almost half the book, contain accounts and memoirs by Witnesses who were imprisoned in Auschwitz, as well as documents and photographs from family and museum archives.

I Like The Meeting!
Author: Ponytip Press Year Published: 2008 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Ponytip Press Pages: 32 ISBN: 978-1-60530-959-0

In this delightful and engaging story, readers join a little Witness girl, Penny, as she describes how she came to enjoy attending Christian meetings at the Kingdom Hall. Just right for the youngest listeners to early readers, children can relate to Penny's sense of whimsy and her satisfaction in doing the right thing. A portion of the sale of this book goes to the Kingdom Hall Building Fund.

Assyrian, Babylonian, Egyptian, and Persian Chronology
compared with the chronology of the Bible Volume II
Assyrian, Babylonian, and Egyptian Chronology
Author: Rolf Furuli Year Published: 2006 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Awatu Publishers Pages: 251 ISBN: 9788299463362
The conclusion drawn in volume II is that the New Babylonian Empire should be expanded by twenty years. This means that Nebuchadnezzar II started to reign in 624 and not in 604 B.C.E., as is almost universally believed. The New Assyrian and the Egyptian empires are pushed back twenty years as well. As a basis for the aforementioned conclusions the following subjects are discussed:
• Cuneiform tablets used as evidence for the traditional chronology are analyzed.
• Contracts and royal inscriptions that suggest an expansion of the New Babylonian Empire are analyzed.
• More than 60 pages are used for an analysis of VAT 4956. The conclusion is that the lunar data on the tablet better fit 588 than 568 B.C.E., and that this is the 37th year of Nebuchadnezzar II.
• The few other astronomical tablets relevant to the New Babylonian chronology are discussed.
• The many tablets from the last twenty years of the New Assyrian Empire that contradict each other are discussed.
• The values of the New Assyrian astronomical reports are assessed.
• Problems with the Assyrian Epynom lists are pointed out.
• The reigns of the Assyrian kings and their chronology are compared with the chronology of the kings of Judah.

A New Understanding of the Verbal System of Classical Hebrew
An Attempt to Distinguish Between Semantic and Pragmatic Factors
Author: Rolf Furuli Year Published: 2006 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Awatu Publishers Pages: 508 ISBN: 8299463343
For the first time all the 79,574 finite and infinite verbs the Tanakh, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Ben Sira, and the Inscriptions have been analyzed in the same study. The description of the Hebrew verbal system in this study is completely new and different from any previous descriptions, both regarding the nature of each conjugation and the definition of the different forms. In the chapters of the book, 2,106 Hebrew passages with 4,261 verbs (1,402 wayyiqtols, 887 yiqtols, 78 weyiqtols, 769 qatals, 315 weqatals, 280 infinitives, and 530 participles) have been discussed and analyzed.

The analysis of all these verb forms reveals that yiqtol, wayyiqtol, weyiqtol, qatal, and weqatal can have past, present, and future reference. Thus, a strong case is made against the view that tense is grammaticalized in classical Hebrew. As for aspect, the data show that each of the mentioned finite verb forms can signal incomplete and complete(d) actions. So a strong case can also be made against the view that the Hebrew conjugations represent aspects in the traditional definition of the word (exemplified by English aspects).

This book represents a new approach to the study of the verbal system of classical Hebrew. Its aim is to find quality rather than quantity, and this means that the focus is on finding the semantic meaning (uncancellable meaning) of the different parts of the Hebrew verbal system, in contrast with conversational pragmatic implicature.

Women in the Bible
Author: Howard Mazzaferro Year Published: 2008 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Lulu Pages: 36 ISBN: NA

Looks at the Bible's view of women though ancient times and how Jehovah cherishes them.

A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
Author: G.J. Meyer Year Published: 2007 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Delacorte Press Pages: 816 ISBN: 978-0553382402

The First World War is one of history’s greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today.

The Society quoted this book in The Watchtower, March 15, 2009, page 17.

The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World
Author: Alan Greenspan Year Published: 2008 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Penguin Pages: 576 ISBN: 978-0143114161

The Age Of Turbulence is Alan Greenspan’s incomparable reckoning with the contemporary financial world, channeled through his own experiences working in the command room of the global economy longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure. Following the arc of his remarkable life’s journey through his more than eighteen-year tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board to the present, in the second half of The Age of Turbulence Dr. Greenspan embarks on a magnificent tour d’horizon of the global economy.

The Society quoted extensively from this book in The Watchtower, March 15, 2009, page 16-17.

My Letters - Defending the Faith
Author: Howard Mazzaferro Year Published: 2009 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Lulu Pages: 469 ISBN: NA

"I am not one of Jehovah's Witnesses, however I do agree with their theology. Those who attack and criticize the Witnesses are also criticizing my beliefs as well. I defend my beliefs as well as the Witnesses beliefs in this book, not to win over the critic, but to show honest hearted people who may read the writings of these critics, and believe it is the truth. When in fact their form of criticism is for the most part, outright lies and deception. These critics hide important facts, misuse the evidence, create fabricated issues and more, to make the Witnesses teachings appear erroneous. Therefore, I have compiled this book from my personal letters and e-mails with different critics from around the world over the last ten years discussing many different Bible topics. The greater part of these letters are aimed at critics of Jehovah's Witnesses who have created web pages or have written books criticizing their theology."

What Will YOU Do In Paradise?
Author: Siouxzan Gibson Year Published: 2007 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Lulu Pages: 41 ISBN: NA

Children's book that poses the question 'What will you do in Paradise?' It helps make the Bible's promise of a Paradise more real by helping children visualize themselves and their loved ones in Paradise, as well as what they will be doing there.

The Box of Books
Author: Larry N. Kelly Year Published: 2006 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Lulu Pages: 240 ISBN: 978-0-557-05780-1

One man's spiritual journey thru life from early childhood with Jehovah by his side always. It's a story of becoming one of Jehovah's Witnesses at a very early age and remaining faithful to Jehovah, Jesus Christ and Jehovah's organization. It also contains other theocratic stories and articles. I have also combined the book The Travel Machine which was published separately.

Jehovah's Witnesses
Author: Holocaust Museum Year Published: 2006 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Holocaust Museum Pages: 20 ISBN: NA

A booklet available at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. detailing some of the history of Jehovah's Witnesses in the Nazi concentration camps during Word War II.

Word Pictures in the New Testament
Author: A. T. Robertson Year Published: 2000 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: B&H Academic Pages: 704 ISBN: 978-0805490558

For over seventy-five years Word Pictures in the New Testament has been a cornerstone of Bible scholarship. Now, the classic six-volume set has been condensed into a one-volume edition to make in-depth New Testament study accessible and enjoyable to a wider audience than ever. Each New Testament book is carefully examined, chapter by chapter, and accompanied by the unique and unmistakable commentary of A.T. Robertson, a leading authority on the Greek New Testament.

The Society has referenced this book 34 times.

Halley's Bible Handbook
Author: Henry H. Halley Year Published: 1924 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Zondervan Pages: 864 ISBN: 978-0310257202

Halley's Bible Handbook, the classic layperson's companion text, includes a concise Bible commentary, important discoveries in archaeology, related historical data, church history, maps, and more.

The Society has referenced this book 13 times.

The Non-Christian Cross
Author: John Denham Parsons Year Published: 2006 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: The Echo Library Pages: 100 ISBN: 978-1847027160
FROM THE PREFACE: The history of the symbol of the cross has had an attraction for the author ever since, as an enquiring youth, he found himself unable to obtain satisfactory answers to three questions concerning the same which presented themselves to his mind.

The first of those questions was why John the Baptist, who was beheaded before Jesus was executed, and so far as we are told never had anything to do with a cross, is represented in our religious pictures as holding a cross.

The second question was why, despite the fact that the instrument of execution to which Jesus was affixed can have had but one shape, almost any kind of cross is accepted as a symbol of our faith.

The last of the three questions was why many varieties of the cross of four equal arms, which certainly was not a representation of an instrument of execution, were accepted by Christians as symbols of the Christ before any cross which could possibly have been a representation of an instrument of execution was given a place among the symbols of Christianity.

Pursuing these matters for himself, the author eventually found that even before our era the cross was venerated by many as the symbol of Life; though our works of reference seldom mention this fact, and never do it justice. He moreover discovered that no one has ever written a complete history of the symbol, showing the possibility that the stauros or post to which Jesus was affixed was not cross-shaped, and the certainty that, in any case, what eventually became the symbol of our faith owed some of its prestige as a Christian symbol of Victory and Life to the position it occupied in pre-Christian days.

The Society has referenced this book 7 times.

Historical Dictionary of Jehovah's Witnesses
Author: George D. Chryssides Year Published: 2008 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. Pages: 240 ISBN: 978-0810860742

George D. Chryssides studied philosophy and religion at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and completed his doctorate at Oriel College in Oxford. He has taught philosophy and religious studies at several British universities and is head of religious studies at the University of Wolverhampton in England. He has acted as consultant on new religious movements to the United Reformed Church in England and served for several years as chair of the board for the Centre for the Study of New Religious Movements at Selly Oak Colleges in Birmingham, England.

Going through this book I noticed very few inaccuracies. The author does an excellent and accurate job of showing what Jehovah's Witnesses believe and how they live. Both London Bethel and New York Bethel provided assistance to the author.

The Travel Machine
Author: Larry N. Kelly Year Published: 2008 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Pages: 30 ISBN: N/A

A story that takes place in the New System.

Bible Rhymes for Childhood Times
Author: P. J. Brumley Year Published: 1994 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Stoops Pages: 102 ISBN: N/A

A collection of poems, songs, and coloring pages for children based on theocratic themes.

The Trinity's Weak Links Revealed
Author: Robert L. George Year Published: 2007 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: iUniverse Pages: 169 ISBN: 9780595442881

The Trinity doctrine of Christendom has long been defined as the 'Unbreakable Chain.' The hub of Christendom claims this teaching to be the "central doctrine of the Christian religion." Presbyterian Pastor, Philip W. Butin states: "The Trinity is the heart and center of Christian faith." Similarly, Protestant Theologian Dr. James R. White remarks: "We hang a person's very salvation upon the acceptance of the doctrine . we must know, understand, and love the Trinity to be fully and completely Christian." On the other hand, many in Christendom readily admit the complete opposite. Jesuit Edmund Fortman says: "There is no evidence that any sacred writer even suspected the existence of a [Trinity] within the Godhead . New Testament writers . give us no formal or formulated doctrine of the Trinity." Anglican Priest, Tom Harpur admits: "You simply cannot find the doctrine of the Trinity set out anywhere in the Bible." Hence, there is obvious disagreement and disunity amongst Trinitarians themselves. The reasons for their confusion are revealed through the uncovering of 'weak links' located in the Trinity Chain. Is Jesus Christ the 'second person' of God? Is Jesus Jehovah? The inspired word of God, the Bible, will reveal the answers in this book.

Letters From Russia - Happy Tikhvin Days
Author: Struan Hamilton Year Published: 2006 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Nice Wee Books, Glasgow, Scotland Pages: 311 ISBN: NA

Struan Hamilton’s second volume of memoirs as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia. Much enjoyed by countless readers on five continents. In his usual incisive style he tells what life is really like in today’s Russia. Full of the familiar and the unexpected. Humour, pathos. It’s all there. This book tells the tale of his life in Tikhvin before the visa police unceremoniously kicked him out of town. As an extra bonus this volume also contains ‘The Isle of Barking Dogs,’ a chilling, true life account of two conscientious objectors imprisoned on an Arctic island in the far north of Russia.

There's No Mystery To The Bible
Author: Jamie Nuels Year Published: 2007 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Acacia Publishing Pages: 42 ISBN: 9780978828318

"Jamie Nuels has spent his life studying the Scriptures. Many people think the Bible is full of mysteries and beyond comprehension, but Jamie disagrees. He wrote this book because he wants to help people understand the Bible. Jamie says that There's No Mystery to the Bible is for anyone who wants to explore Bible truths. He believes that readers will be struck by how truthful and honest his writing is. Jamie is currently working on his second book."

Quiet Moments In Thought
Author: Euhal Allen Year Published: 2007 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Lulu Pages: 102 ISBN: NA

A collection of poetry based on theocratic themes.

Produced by: Joel P. Engardio Year: 2006 Is the film maker a Witness: No
Director: Joel P. Engardio Length: 63 min + 3 hrs bonus + 48 pg booklet Format: DVD

KNOCKING takes an unprecedented, inside look at how Jehovah's Witnesses have intersected with society beyond the doorstep.

By fighting for their right to live and worship as they choose, Jehovah's Witnesses won legal victories that protected civil liberties and free choice for all Americans. By refusing blood transfusions, but insisting on medical care, Jehovah's Witnesses risked their lives in pursuit of new bloodless technology now used on all types of patients. By resisting Hitler and his Nazi army, German Jehovah's Witneses were sent to the concentration camps to become martyrs during the Holocaust.

KNOCKING tells a story of full dimension: controversy, criticism, integrity, inspiration.

Knocking - Study/Discussion Guide
Author: Joel P. Engardio Year Published: 2006 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Open Door Productions LLC Pages: 47 ISBN: N/A

A study guide for the movie "Knocking". Discusses many aspects of the work Jehovah's Witnesses do.

Knocking - Transcript of the DVD Lecture Series
Author: Joel P. Engardio Year Published: 2006 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Open Door Productions LLC Pages: 40 ISBN: N/A

Complete transcript of the expert interviews (2.5 hours)as seen on the DVD extras for the movie "Knocking".

Knocking - Transcript of the DVD
Author: Joel P. Engardio Year Published: 2006 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Open Door Productions LLC Pages: 46 ISBN: N/A

Complete transcript of the movie "Knocking".

Facing The Lion: Memoirs of a Young Girl in Nazi Europe
Author: Simone Arnold Liebster Year Published: 2004 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Grammaton Press, LLC Pages: 192 ISBN: 0967936691
Facing The Lion is the autobiographical account of a young girl's faith and courage. In the years immediately preceding World War II, Simone Arnold is a young girl who delights in life - her doting parents, her loving aunts and uncles, and her grandparents at their mountain farm in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France. As Simone grows into her pre-teen years, her parents turn from the Catholic Church and become devout Jehovah's Witnesses. Simone, too, embraces the faith.

The Nazi part (the "Lion") takes over Alsace-Lorraine, and Simone's schools become Nazi propaganda machines. Simone refuses to accept the Nazi party as being above God. Her simple acts of defiance lead her to become persecuted by the school staff and local officials, and ignored by friends.

With her father already taken away to a Nazi concentration camp, Simone is wrestled away from her mother and sent to a reform school to be "reeducated". There, Simone learns that her mother has also been put in a camp. Simone remains in the harsh reform school until the end of the war. She emerges feeling detached from life, but the faith that sustains her through her ordeals helps her rebuild her world.

Simone Liebster's life story can be found in Awake! September 22, 1993, pages 15-19

Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy
Author: Kevin Bales Year Published: 2004 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: University of California Press Pages: 324 ISBN: 978-0520243842

No, University of Surrey lecturer Bales isn't reporting on wage slavery: the stories that slip into the newspaper now and then about workers in sneaker or soccer ball factories in Indonesia or Vietnam earning 20 cents or $1 a week. Bales means 27 million people held in chattel slavery, debt bondage, or contract slavery: "enslaved by violence and held against their wills for purposes of exploitation." Their masters he calls "slaveholders" because they don't claim to own their victims; they control their victims' lives and mobility and gain enormous profits from their labor. Bales investigated five case studies--prostitution in Thailand, water delivery in Mauritania, charcoal making in Brazil, brickmaking in Pakistan, and bonded labor in Indian agriculture--to trace the nature of modern slavery and compare its forms. Three factors explain the new slavery: the population explosion; economic globalization and modernized agriculture; and "the chaos of greed, violence, and corruption created by this economic change in many developing countries." Globalization ties us all to the new slavery, and Bales suggests what the reader can do.

The Society has referenced this book 4 times.

Concepts of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Author: Matthew Alfs Year Published: 1984 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Old Theology Book House Pages: 104 ISBN: 978-0961296407

Matthew Alfs has produced a unique and objective work that illuminates both Trinitarian and Non-Trinitarian concepts of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Alfs' work is not only helpful because it clearly states the major symbola of Christendom, but the study also lucidly defines key terms of Trinitarianism. Of course, Alfs is not content to interpret Trinitarian concepts on his own; rather, he quotes profusely from those who espouse the said tenets.

Alfs provides definitions of nomenclature such as "Essence," "substance," "nature," "relation" and "subsistence" from authoritative sources. He systematically unfolds the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Trinitarian concepts. We are treated to an illuminating discussion of eternal generation as it pertains to the Son over against eternal spiration of the Holy Spirit. Alfs argues that Trinitarian dogma does not allow for subordination among the TREIS hUPOSTASEIS or TRES PERSONAE. He cites a few Catholic theologians to buttress his point.

In the second part of the study, Alfs unfolds non-Trinitarian groups. He discusses Jehovah's Witnesses, the Church of God, the Unitarians, Christadelphians and other groups. His book is well-written and very objective. This book contains scholarly references in the back matters and an index. It is a requisite tool for exploring Trinitarian and non-Trinitarian concepts.

The Bible and History
Author: Werner Keller Year Published: 1956 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: William Morrow and Co. Pages: 452 ISBN: 978-0553279436

The Bible As History, now thoroughly updated with the latest scientific and archaeological breakthroughs in biblical investigation.

Revolutionary new evidence that confirms some of the most monumental and controversial events in the Bible-including the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Bible As History will take you on a breathtaking journey to the heart of Holy Scripture as it pieces together one of the most stunning spiritual puzzles in the history of mankind.

The Society has referenced this book 18 times.

Ring Envy
Author: Margaret Buapim Year Published: 2006 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation Pages: 48 ISBN: 978-1425709648

Karen Jenkins appears to have her life perfectly set before her as she prepares to embark on the most important role of her life - that as a wife. Her dreams are shattered, however, when she is betrayed and she is forced to re-focus her life. Is it worth it to wait on God for love and how do you recover after disappointment? Those are the themes grappled with in this book which is something that all people can relate to.

Holocaust Politics
Author: John K. Roth Year Published: 2001 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press Pages: 354 ISBN: 978-0664221737

More than half a century after Nazi Germany's genocidal assault on the Jewish people, the Holocaust grips our attention as never before, raising hotly-debated questions: How is the Holocaust best remembered? What are its lessons? Who gets to answer those questions? Who owns the Holocaust? Those issues provoke disagreements that can be cutthroat or constructive. Taking its point of departure from the controversy that swirled around John Roth's aborted appointment as director of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, a senior post at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., Holocaust Politics shows how contemporary attitudes and priorities compete to determine that all-important difference.

The Society has referenced this book 2 times: Watchtower, February 15, 2006, page 32 and Kingdom News #37

Remembering: Voices of the Holocaust
Author: Lyn Smith Year Published: 2005 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Carol & Graf Publishers Pages: 351 ISBN: 978-0786719228

Smith, who has recorded the experiences of survivors for London's Imperial War Museum, weaves together more than 100 accounts to construct a narrative of Nazi persecutions from the first anti-Semitic measures in 1933 through the liberation of the concentration camps. Atrocities, cruelties and random acts of kindness are recounted, fueled by a fierce need to preserve the truth for future generations. The strength of this collection is deepened by the inclusion of the experiences of Jehovah's Witnesses, Gypsies, members of German police battalions and resistance fighters. The most horrific anecdotes evoke the suffering of German, Polish and Czech Jews in overcrowded ghettos and extermination centers, somehow managing to outwit and, against all odds, overcome the final solution by luck and their persistent will to live. This is an extraordinary work of scholarship and a reminder of the power of individual stories, which can bring home the horrors of WWII more forcefully than abstract numbers.

Sister Magdalena Kusserow Reuter is interviewed in the book

Serving Jehovah in Colombia
Author: Hal Lammel Year Published: 2005 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Xlibris Pages: 75 ISBN: 1599267152

This is a brother's account of his assignment as an International Volunteer Construction Worker in Colombia. From the back cover of the book:

"I will never forget that huge tree growing out of a prominent boulder. One could see it from a distance and it towered, no it loomed over the construction site. It provided protection from the blazing sun, it was a place of peace and serenity. I had never seen anything like that, why it seemed impossible....a tree with no apparent watering source, prospering, branches reaching out inviting one to come and sit under its sheltering boughs.. As amazing as that seemed it did something else for me, it seemed to set the spirit of the project. It was the first thing one noticed upon arrival and I always gave it one last look on returning to my living quarters. With the sun setting over it’s majestic branches it was something to see, beautiful and serene. It imprinted itself upon my mind and it seemed to represent what was going on right there in this very special place high up in the Andes. This project had no visible source of support, yet here it was growing daily, it’s red tiled roofs looming over all the surrounding territory and upon completion it will provide comfort, hope and shelter from this troublesome world through the inspired printed word of God."

Angelomorphic Christology and the Exegesis of Psalm 8:5 in Tertullian's Adversus Praxean: An Examination of Tertullian's Reluctance to Attribute Angelic Properties to the Son of God
Author: Edgar G. Foster Year Published: 2006 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: University Press of America Pages: 126 ISBN: 0761833145

Angelomorphic Christology and the Exegesis of Psalm 8:5 in Tertullian's Adversus Praxean explores the reluctance of Tertullian of Carthage (160-220 A.D.) to predicate angelic properties of the Lord Jesus Christ. This fresh and insightful work suggests that one reason for this aversion to angelic or angelomorphic Christology was his hermeneutical approach to Psalm 8:5.

Edgar G. Foster earned his B. A. in Philosophy and Classical Languages at Lenoir-Rhyne College. He subsequently completed his M.Th. work at the University of Glasgow. Foster is now finishing his doctoral work at the University of Glasgow in Theology and Religious Studies. He is also one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Divine Truth or Human Tradition?: A Reconsideration of the Roman Catholic-protestant Doctrine of the Trinity in Light of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures
Author: Patrick Navas Year Published: 2006 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Authorhouse Pages: 588 ISBN: 1425948324
Navas presents one of the best books on this subject for some years. He exposes the creeds and considers the arguments of Trinitarian apologists, many who conceed the doctrine of the Trinity is not only man-made but entirely unscriptural. He appeals to logic, reason, and most importantly, to the Holy Scriptures. He tackles the small handful of questionable scriptures in their Biblical and historical context, showing how they all harmonize with the one truth that Jesus never claimed to be God and is never portrayed as one person of a mysterious three-person godhead.

There are sections on all the key problem texts - John 1:1,18 - John 10:30 - Philippians 2 - Hebrews 1 - Colossians 1 - Colossian 2:9 - Acts 20:28 - Romans 9:5 - Titus 2:13 - 1 John 5:20 - the 'I am' texts, and many more. Navas refers to Jason BeDuhn's Book and upholds the New World Tranlsation, refuting such critics as Bowman and others, and using many quotations from Trinitarian scholars. There is a fine section discussing the Holy Spirit, and an Appendix on the value of the Tetragrammaton.

Navas is not a Witness, so the book is all the stronger for that, but the book includes a section written by Brother Solomon Landers on the Copitic translation of John 1:1c.

Letters From Russia
Author: Struan Hamilton Year Published: 2005 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Nice Wee Books, Glasgow, Scotland Pages: 242 ISBN: 5-93126-058-7

A native of Scotland, Struan Hamilton has been writing since he could hold a pencil. He has written over 20 plays, many of which have been performed, and countless short stories over the years. This, the first of his diary extracts based on his life in Russia over the last eight years, is hopefully to be followed by more accounts of his exploits in the future. Being a Jehovah’s Witness in Russia has given him the opportunity for very close and colourful contact with his subject. He still lives in Central Russia and hopes never to leave. In this first volume of memoirs covering 1996-1998 Struan Hamilton gives the reader an insight into the real lives of ordinary Russians, both Witnesses and non-Witnesses, as they come to grips with the new post-Soviet inheritance. This fascinating worm’s eye view is at times moving and paints an intriguing picture of a land which is full of characters, rogues and heroes.

How to Be Invisible
Author: J.J. Luna Year Published: 2004 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books Pages: 304 ISBN: 978-0312319069

In this thoroughly revised update of his immensely popular guide How to Be Invisible, J.J. Luna shows you how to protect yourself from these information predators by securing your vehicle and real estate ownership, your bank accounts, your business dealings, your computer files, your home address, and more.J.J. Luna, a highly trained and experienced security consultant, shows you how to achieve the privacy you crave and deserve, whether you just want to shield yourself from casual scrutiny or take your life savings with you and disappearing without a trace. Whatever your needs, Luna reveals the shocking secrets that private detectives and other seekers of personal information use to uncover information and then shows how to make a serious commitment to safeguarding yourself.There is a prevailing sense in our society that true privacy is a thing of the past. Filled with vivid real life stories drawn from the headlines and from Luna's own consulting experience, How to Be Invisible, Revised Edition is a critical antidote to the privacy concerns that continue only to grow in magnitude as new and more efficient ways of undermining our personal security are made available.

The Society has referenced this book 2 times. The reference discusses Jehovah's Witnesses.

God and Man in Washington
Author: Paul Blanshard Year Published: 1960 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Beacon Press Pages: 251 ISBN: NA

A look at church and state relations in the United States in the 1950's. The book references the Gobitis case, the flag salute issue, and the Cantwell case.

The Histories
Author: Tacitus Year Published: 1997 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Pages: 360 ISBN: 0192831585

Every now and then a pivotal moment in history is witnessed and recorded by a master communicator. The mid-first century of Rome was such a time and Tacitus was such a communicator. The Histories will forever be a benchmark of good history with its observations on human nature and behaviour along with their impact on history. The historian will do well to read Tacitus not just for the historical lessons but for his approach to history as a record of human activity. While observing and commenting on the human element in history, Tacitus avoids making moral judgements and remains as objective as possible in the midst of turmoil, wars, and rumors of wars. His beloved nation and people were suffering under the barbarity of fratricidal war yet he remains above the madness and records the events with passion tempered with objectivity. His example is one that has remained difficult for others to follow.

The Society has referenced this book 12 times.

Transfusion-Free Medicine and Surgery
Author: Nicolas Jabbour Year Published: 2005 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Limited Pages: 320 ISBN: 1405121599

Essential guide to the new field of transfusion-free medicine and surgery for Jehovah's Witnesses- written by leading experts in the field.Transfusion Free Medicine and Surgery provides a comprehensive approach to a new paradigm shift in the field of blood management.The principles are easy and this platform provides an all-inclusive review of red blood cell production, oxygen delivery, coagulation and the role of blood transfusion in an intensive care setting. Controversial as it may sound, this book opens the door for ethical/legal debates, by putting them into perspective and providing answers to perplexing situations involving the Jehovah's Witness patient. The economics of blood transfusion and the hidden costs that allude the clinician are also brought into the equation.

Home Sweet Home School
Author: R. H. Smith Year Published: 1990 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Stoops Publishing Pages: 205 ISBN: NA

A "How To" book written by a certified teacher turned successful Home School Instructor. If you have ever home schooled or thought about home schooling your children, then this is the book for you. Finally a book on home schooling written especially for Jehovah's Witnesses. It addresses the pros and cons of home schooling very well - a product of experience. Even if pubic schooling is chosen for your children, this information will help you see to it that thay acquire the best education possible.

Unfettered Joy
Author: Hermine Schmidt Year Published: 2005 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Gamma Books Pages: 225 ISBN: 8799012537

In this vivid and captivating autobiography, Hermine Schmidt describes her happy childhood years in the city of Danzig. Her adolescence is shattered when the Nazis take over the city and arrest her because of her religious beliefs as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. After a harrowing "trial" before a Nazi judge, Hermine is sent to the Stutthof concentration camp, where she endures and witnesses unspeakable horrors.

Unfettered Joy tells the dramatic story of an almost miraculous rescue. Set adrift on a barge, Hermine and 370 other famished camp inmates spend terrifying days in mine-laden waters, finally landing at the small port of Klintholm in Mon, Denmark, where Danish friends are ready with care and comfort.

During years of persecution and Nazi captivity, Hermine Schmidt found emotional shelter in her positive outlook and firm faith in God. Hers is a story of unforgettable optimism.

Death Always Came on Mondays
Author: Horst Schmidt Year Published: 2005 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Gamma Books Pages: 160 ISBN: 8799012545
In this touching and thoughtful autobiography, Horst Schmidt describes his life as a conscientious objector in Nazi Germany. As one of Jehovah's Witnesses, he refused to join Hitler's forces. Instead, he went underground with the Gestapo in hot pursuit. While travelling incognito with the banned publications of his religion he met his future wife, Hermine, in Danzig. Both were arrested. She was sent to a concentration camp, and he was sentenced to death by the People's Court, Nazi Germany's highest court.

The reader also gains insight into Horst's foster-mother Emmy Zehden's remarkable life. In 1944 Emmy Zehden was executed in Berlin-Ploetzensee for hiding her son and other conscientious objectors. A street leading to the former place of execution has been named after her and now bears the name "Emmy Zehden Way."

The book has been edited by the historian Dr Hans Hesse, who since 1995 has studied Jehovah's Witnesses in Germany. Dr Hesse has added a fine section about the Nazi persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in which he points out that after the war, the new Federal Republic of Germany included the right to conscientious objection in its Constitution, largely due to the example set by Jehovah's Witnesses.

For reference to Horst Schmidt see Awake! January 22, 1997 page 31

Evolution: A Theory in Crisis
Author: Michael Denton Year Published: 1985 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Adler & Adler Pages: 368 ISBN: 091756152X

Dr. Denton's book sets out to explain the gathering scientific evidence against evolution in its traditional form. It is a clear account of a growing crisis in biology and enables us to understand why an increasing number of research scientists are questioning strict Darwinism.

The Society has referenced this book 14 times.

New Simplified Bible
Author: Jim Madsen Year Published: 2005 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: New Simplified Bible Pages: 1429 ISBN: NA

A MESSAGE FROM THE TRANSLATOR: “My goal was to write a translation that people would look forward to using, something easy-to-read and easy to understand. It is to that end that I continue to revise and improve it, even though it is finished for all practical purposes. My sincere desire is that the New Simplified Bible will be used to help people learn the Truth from the Holy Scriptures and assist them to draw closer to our loving God, Jehovah".

"Why did you write another Bible translation?" That is a very good question since there are many fine translations available in English today. But nearly all of them are Trinitarian Biased! The New Simplified Bible is not Trinitarian Biased! Is there room for another translation that honors God's Divine Name and features the true monotheistic God? I hope so. I really believe there is. At least it is now available. It is the New Simplified Bible. The NSB is completely independent of any Bible publishing society, and it is not sponsored by any religious organization.

1,000 Years Well Spent 1942-1946
Author: Unknown Year Published: 1946 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Unknown Pages: 112 ISBN: NA

This is the account of the aggregate sentences that Jehovah's Witnesses received when they were incarcerated at Chillicothe, Ohio. The long title of this booklet is "1,000 years which were well spent in Theocratic study, 1942-1946." Covers all the theocratic activities the brothers accomplished while in prison and the events that led up to their release.

Darwin's Black Box
Author: Michael J. Behe Year Published: 1996 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Free Press Pages: 329 ISBN: 0743290313

Michael J. Behe, a biochemist at Lehigh University, presents here a scientific argument for the existence of God. Examining the evolutionary theory of the origins of life, he can go part of the way with Darwin--he accepts the idea that species have been differentiated by the mechanism of natural selection from a common ancestor. But he thinks that the essential randomness of this process can explain evolutionary development only at the macro level, not at the micro level of his expertise. Within the biochemistry of living cells, he argues, life is "irreducibly complex." This is the last black box to be opened, the end of the road for science. Faced with complexity at this level, Behe suggests that it can only be the product of "intelligent design."

Going through the 2005 Watchtower Library I listed and notated 10 references by the Society to Behe's book. He was quoted at length in Awake, May 8,1997 and interviewed in the September 2006 Awake discussing creation

God's, Graves, and Scholars
Author: C.W. Ceram Year Published: 1967 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Book Club Assoiates Pages: 441 ISBN: 0575006617

C.W. Ceram visualized archeology as a wonderful combination of high adventure, romance, history and scholarship, and this book, a chronicle of man's search for his past, reads like a dramatic narrative. We travel with Heinrich Schliemann as, defying the ridicule of the learned world, he actually unearths the remains of the ancient city of Troy. We share the excitement of Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter as they first glimpse the riches of Tutankhamen's tomb, of George Smith when he found the ancient clay tablets that contained the records of the Biblical Flood. We rediscover the ruined splendors of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient wold; of Chichen Itza, the abandoned pyramids of the Maya: and the legendary Labyrinth of tile Minotaur in Crete. Here is much of the history of civilization and the stories of the men who rediscovered it.
The Society has referenced this book 6 times.

The Secret of the Hittites
Author: C. W. Ceram Year Published: 1956 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Pages: 281 ISBN: NA

The author of the acclaimed Gods, Graves, and Scholars tells the dramatic tale of the Hittites, an Indo-European people who became a dominant power in the Middle East. Their struggle in Egypt with Ramses II for control of Syria led to one of the greatest battles of the ancient world. The fall of the Hittite empire was sudden, and historical records were scarce--until the discovery of cuneiform tablets yielded a rich store of information on which this work is based. "...a saga richly charged with dramatic twists and with enthralling accounts of scholarly detective work."

The Society has referenced this book 5 times.

Tacitus - The Annals of Imperial Rome
Author: Tacitus Year Published: 1996 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Penguin Classics Pages: 455 ISBN: 0140440607
Tacitus (Cornelius), famous Roman historian, was born in AD 55, 56 or 57 and lived to about 120. He became an orator, married in 77 a daughter of Julius Agricola before Agricola went to Britain, was quaestor in 81 or 82, a senator under the Flavian emperors, and a praetor in 88. After four years' absence he experienced the terrors of Emperor Domitian's last years and turned to historical writing. He was a consul in 97. Close friend of the younger Pliny, with him he successfully prosecuted Marius Priscus. The Annals, Tacitus's great work, originally covering the period AD 14–68 (Emperors Tiberius, Gaius, Claudius, Nero) and published between 115 and about 120. Tacitus is renowned for his development of a pregnant concise style, character study, and psychological analysis, and for the often terrible story which he brilliantly tells. As a historian of the early Roman empire he is paramount.

Going through the 2005 Watchtower Library I listed and notated 56 references by the Society in my copy of The Annals.

Herodotus - The Histories
Author: Herodotus Year Published: 2003 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Penguin Classics Pages: 784 ISBN: 0140449086
"The father of history," as Cicero called him, and a writer possessed of remarkable narrative gifts, enormous scope, and considerable charm, Herodotus has always been beloved by readers well-versed in the classics. Compelled by his desire to "prevent the traces of human events from being erased by time," Herotodus recounts the incidents leading up to the Persian Wars and the Greeks' stunning victory over the more powerful invading Persian forces. But Herotodus gives us much more than military history. By employing multiple points of view and incorporating the diverse stories he collected during his extensive travels, Herotodus provides the fullest portrait of the classical world of the 5th and 6th centuries. And because he writes in a style highly susceptible to digression, his book includes all manner of marvelous observations. Most importantly, throughout The Histories Herotodus shows us the ruin that comes to those who overreach their natural boundaries, who fail to heed sensible warnings or act without understanding the web of reciprocity that connects all things.

Going through the 2005 Watchtower Library I listed and notated 136 references by the Society in my copy of The Histories.

What Makes Me A Jehovah's Witness
Author: Marie Juettner Year Published: 2006 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Thomson Gale Pages: 48 ISBN: 0737730846

A school book written for ages 9-12 that discusses the history and beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses. Has a few inaccuracies but covers everything fairly well. Part of a series of books where students explore various aspects of different religious groups.

From the book's description at "Jehovah's Witnesses are Christians who believe that the Christian end times are upon us, and that "millions now living will never die." They share this news, which they consider to be extremely urgent, by witnessing with their neighbors door-to-door. Worldwide, approximately 6 million people practice the faith of a Jehovah's Witness."

Three Worlds - Or Plan of Redemption
Author: Jeff Neumann Year Published: 2006 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Jeff Neumann Pages: 197 ISBN: NA

This is a modern reproduction of the very first book issued by Charles T. Russell. It is meticulously reproduced right down to the color foldout on the first page and cover engravings. Brother Jeff Neumann is one of the preimere collectors of Society produced items and has gone to great lengths to make this book. A fine addition to anyone's theocratic library.

The Complete Works of Josephus
Author: Flavius Josephus Year Published: 1980 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers Pages: 800 ISBN: 0913573868

Flavius Josephus (c. A.D. 37-100), born Joseph be Matthias, was a Jew of an aristocratic family and Pharisaic adherence. He became a priest and in A.D. 64 he pleaded before Nero in Rome to release some priestly friends from bondage. When the Jewish revolt began in A.D 66, he became commander of a Jewish force in Galilee. After his capture by the Romans at Jotapata, Josephus urged his fellow compatriots to surrender. He then went to Rome with Titus where he began his literary activity, became a Roman citizen, and took the family name of Flavius, after the surname of the Roman emperor, Titus in whose mansion he lived.

This fascinating history will guide you through all the long corridors of Jewish experience, beginning with the Creation down to the time of the Roman emperor, Titus, who with his Roman legions subdued Jerusalem during the first century of the Christian era. Josephus remains the primary extra-biblical reference for biblical studies and archaeology.

The Society has referenced this book hundreds of times in its publications.

Unbroken Will: The Extraordinary Courage of an Ordinary Man
Author: Bernhard Rammerstorfer Year Published: 2004 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Grammaton Press Pages: 202 ISBN: 0967936640
For decades nobody wanted to hear about the life and suffering of Leopold Engleitner. He was born in 1905 in Strobl, his reputation was not good because he was a survivor of concentration camps and, in addition, he was one of Jehovah's Witness. Bernhard Rammerstorfer was paying attention. He published a book about the life of Mr. Engleitner and now attention is being paid at home and abroad to those two men from Upper Austria. The book "Unbroken Will - The Extraordinary Courage of an Ordinary Man" has become a recognized historic and educational document on the fate of Nazi resistance fighters. Having done outstanding detailed research Mr. Rammerstorfer succeeded to portray the life of a human being that has lived the entire 20th century in full consciousness. The book describes a life that was marked by a 4-year odyssey through three concentration camps and escape from the Nazi authorities. Shortly after the seizure of power by the National Socialists, the Gestapo started to persecute Jehovah's Witnesses as enemies of the state because of their unconditional objection to serve in the military. "I was arrested by the Gestapo in April 1939 in Bad Ischl, in October I was sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp" recalls the Nazi victim."Forced labor, abuses from which he still suffers today, hunger and the threat of death were part of his everyday life. Finally, in July 1943 Mr. Engleitner returned to his home weighing only 63 pounds. However, the Nazi military would not let go: shortly before the war ended he was drafted once again for the military. He escaped and hid in caves and cabins in the mountains. Bernhard Rammerstorfer recounts the story of a man who was cruelly victimized by the Nazis for his refusal to serve in the German Wehrmacht. Leopold Engleitner's life story is presented in the Watchtower May 1, 2005

"Your Word Is Truth"
Essays in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures
Author: A.Byatt, H. Flemings Year Published: 2004 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Golden Age Books Pages: 303 ISBN: 0950621269

Your Word Is Truth is a collection of fourteen essays written by individual Jehovah's Witnesses from the U.K., U.S.A. and Norway, replying to critics of the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures over the last 50 years, such as Bowman, Bruce, Byington, Countess, Lewis, Lundquist, Metzger, Rowley etc. Most subjects discussed involve the Christian Greek Scripture and the 1953 Volume 1 of the Hebrew Scriptures.

Essays include: "Some Principles and Features of the New World Translation"; three involving use of Jehovah's name; Soul and Hell; Stake versus Cross; the Parousia; Immanuel; Triadic Formulae; Proverbs 8:22; Philippians 1:23; the Hebrew 'Waw' Consecutive; "Disputed Hebrew Renderings"; and "The Accuracy of Ephesians in the New World Translation".

With Select Bibliography and of NWT Reviews. Includes listing of 44 Christian Greek Scripture translations which use a form of the name Jehovah, and large number which use it regularly in the Hebrew Scriptures.

The Lord and the Tetragrammaton
Author: Howard Mazzaferro Year Published: 2004 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Self Published Pages: 62 ISBN: NA

When our New Testament portion of the Bible was being written by men such as Matthew, Mark, Luke, and others, they quoted from the Hebrew Scriptures hundreds of times in their writings. Many of these quotations include places where the Tetragrammaton occurred. One would think that when these NT (New Testament) writers quoted from the Old Testament that they would have quoted all the words from the Sacred Scriptures including God’s personal name. If they did this, our New Testament Scriptures would contain the Tetragrammaton. However, this has not currently been the case. No New Testament manuscript copies we have today include the Tetragrammaton. We have a mystery here. The mystery is that God’s personal name appears in Old Testament verses thousands of times, then years later, these same verses in the New Testament mysteriously no longer contain God’s personal name. Something Happened! The Lord and the Tetragrammaton will help solve this mystery.

The Chicken That Could Swim
Author: Paul Adshead Year Published: 1993 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Child's Play International Ltd Pages: 32 ISBN: 0859533468

This is a children's book written by a brother for ages 4-8. It's about when a duckling is hatched by a chicken, it thinks she is its mother. What will happen when it joins its brothers and sisters in the pond?

Some very interesting illustrations in this book including this one that shows a Bible, Bible Stories book, song book, and Truth book.

Conversations and Debates with Trinitarians
Author: Heinz Schmitz Year Published: 2005 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Self Published Pages: 182 ISBN: NA

A collection of debates between a brother and some prominent trinitarian apologists.

To Touch The Leper
Author: Timothy Galfas II Year Published: 2005 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Gramma Books Pages: 80 ISBN: 8799012553
The title of this collection of poems is drawn from the Gospel account of Jesus’ healing a leper. The first century rules in Judah required the leper to shout his presence so everyone would avoid him. No matter how much they loved him, no one was to touch him. However, Jesus of Nazareth became the first human to touch him in perhaps twenty years! The touch came first. The healing followed. Humans need touch. And touch demonstrated living mercy. Today we humans designate “lepers” for ourselves. We exclude people from our fellowship. We do it privately. We do it as communities. With well-intended and well explained rules, we create the outcasts and pariahs. We divide ourselves into languages and nations. We cut lines on maps and invent countries. We set levels of society by wealth or fame or power or education or birth. Then, to assure division we invented race and sub-races and races within races so that someone will always have something to divide fellow humans from each other. But biology teaches that we share a common origin. Such an origin shrieks that we have shared ancestors. Shared ancestry is the root of family. And family is what the human race, biologically, must come to understand about itself. However, to accept our race’s brotherhood eclipses biology. It insists on a universal paternal source, a central Intelligence, a Creator. Fundamental to Christian belief is Jesus’ death as a ransom for humanity. The teaching that accompanied his sacrificial act included requirements for love. On the other hand, Jesus was not naive. He knew the best-intentioned love could not prevent our hurting each other, sometimes seriously. Forgiveness was, therefore, essential to love’s maintenance. While these poems are works of imagination, they explore realities as spectator and participant. They look through the leper’s eyes and the healer’s heart. They try to understand the feelings of those of us who live, for the most part, in the great in between, neither forgivers nor healers. May the music of the verse help the reader find and strengthen something of the ideals resident in all of us.

Voices of a Troubled Century
Author: Michael Bjørk Year Published: 2005 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Gramma Books Pages: 64 ISBN: 8799012510

The twentieth century was indeed a troubled century. No single book of facts can adequately capture the total spirit of hope and despair, achievement and failure of that century. Realizing this, the Danish writer Michael Bjørk resorted to poetry. In this collection of poems in English he gives voice to a number of characters, some imagined, some real, who took center stage during that dramatic century. Seeing the year 1914 as the century’s true beginning (a view shared by historians like Eric Hobsbawm), Michael Bjørk takes his reader from Sarajevo and on through wars and persecutions, from Auschwitz to Lockerbie, allows him to listen to Gagarin, Presley, Monroe, Callas and other stars, shows him the internet and leaves him with questions as troubling as the century was. The collection Voices of a Troubled Century is not a translation but an original work in English.

Brother Michael Bjørk is presently serving at the Danish Bethel

Kingdom Farm and Gilead School
Author: William Heidt Year Published: 1971 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Historical Society of Tompkins County Pages: 16 ISBN: NA

A history of the Kingdom Farm and Gilead School in South Lansing put together by a local historical society.

Available for download on our Downloads Page

120 Years Preaching "the Good News of the Kingdom"
Watchtower Publication Collector's Guide and Record Book, 2nd Edition
Author: Jeffrey Neumann Year Published: 2005 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: New Millennium Books Pages: 254 ISBN: NA

"This handbook has been prepared for those who are interested in collecting and/or cataloging Watchtower Society literature. Particularly since the publishing of "Jehovah's Witnesses - Proclaimers of God's Kingdom" there has been a tremendous upsurge of interest in those who are searching for these items.

This book helps in doing this by providing a comprehensive list of the key items to search for so and to follow the history of this rapidly growing organization. A person can carry this book with them in their hunts and keep a record of things found, how much they are worth and how much they paid. In addition there are full color illustrations available in some copies of this book to assist in being able to identify many of the hard to find publications."

Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament
Author: Joseph Thayer Year Published: 1996 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers Pages: 752 ISBN: 1565632095

For over a century, Thayer's has been lauded as one of the best New Testament lexicons available. Both accessible and thorough, it is a work suited for the student of New Testament Greek. Thayer's provides dictionary definitions for each word and relates each word to its New Testament usage and categorizes its nuances of meaning. Its exhaustive coverage of New Testament Greek words, as well as its extensive quotation of extra-biblical word usage and the wealth of background sources consulted and quoted, render Thayer's an invaluable resource.

Going through the 2004 Watchtower Library and the 2005 magazines I listed and notated 41 references by the Society in my copy of Thayer's.

Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words
Author: W. E. Vine Year Published: 1996 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Nelson Reference Pages: 1176 ISBN: 0785211608

Study the meaning of biblical words in the original languages-without spending years learning Greek or Hebrew. This classic reference tool has helped thousands dig deeper into the meaning of the biblical text. Explains over 6,000 key biblical words. Includes a brand new comprehensive topical index that enables you to study biblical topics more thoroughly than ever before.

Going through the 2004 Watchtower Library and the 2005 magazines I listed and notated 133 references by the Society in my copy of Vine's.

How to Be a Perfect Stranger:
The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook
Author: Stuart M. Matlins Year Published: 2002 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Skylight Paths Publishing Pages: 432 ISBN: 1893361675

"How to Be a Perfect Stranger" is the ultimate reference on how to act and what to expect when attending a religious service at any of the most common religions in America.
The section on each faith has a short history of the faith, appropriate dress for service, ritual objects used in the service, parts of the sanctuary, appropriate conduct during the service, what to expect after the service, a section on dogma and ideology, celebrated holy days and festivals, various ceremonies related to the life cycle (births, marriage, initiation, funerals, mourning) and what to expect at those ceremonies. If you are seeking understanding of others of a different faith then this is an important place to start.
Faiths examined include African American Methodist Churches, Assemblies of God, Baha'i, Baptist, Buddhist, Christian Church, Christian Science, Churches of Christ, Episcopalian and Anglican, Hindu, Islam, Jehovah's Witness, Jewish, Lutheran, Mennonite/Amish, Methodist, Mormon (Latter Day Saints), Native American/First Nations, Orthodox Churches, Pentecostal Church of God, Presbyterian, Quaker (Religious Society of Friends), Reformed Church in America/Canada, Roman Catholic, Seventh-day Adventist, Sikh, Unitarian Universalist, United Church of Canada, and United Church of Christ.
The section on Jehovah's Witnesses is 100% accurate

Buckets and Leaves
Author: Thomas Huntley Year Published: 1972 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Timberlane Press Pages: 203 ISBN: 0969601906

A disillusioned couple embark on an idealistic adventure, reaching a log house in a forest near the Pacific Ocean in British Columbia, Canada. Through trials they develop iunderstanding, perception, humor and faith - in each other and God.

First of four books in a series about the life of this Witness family.

Dawn of a Magnificent Quest
Author: Thomas Huntley Year Published: 1992 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Timberlane Press Pages: 271 ISBN: 1555233376

The family increases, as do the problems and joys. Observing the sunrises and sunsets and the ocean tides in their natural state became a cause for comtemplating man's discordant wars and corruption. There is a pupose in life, a hope more precious than fine gold. A family's happiness rests on that hope.

Second of four books in a series about the life of this Witness family.

We Never Walk Alone
Author: Thomas Huntley Year Published: 1996 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Timberlane Press Pages: 279 ISBN: 1555233377

In this third book of the series life continues, the children are growing up. They enjoy family activities, boating, games, etc. The reader is introduced to friends and neighbors, each with varying viewpoints about racism, religion, and lifestyles. Bible pinciples are discussed and prevail. They learn the importance of prayer, become Bible teachers, the children are baptized. There's love and faith, hard work and recreation, humor and happiness.

Third of four books in a series about the life of this Witness family.

No Strangers in Paradise
Author: Thomas Huntley Year Published: 2000 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Timberlane Press Pages: 284 ISBN: 1555233378

Samuel and Marnie left the big city and travelled west to settle down in a loghouse snuggled in the rainforest of British Columbia, Canada.

They realized that they shouldn't have wasted their lives in vanities, but to use them to secure life into the future, real life in a new world infinitely more beautiful. This is their story of becoming servants of the True God.

Fourth of four books in a series about the life of this Witness family.

Sharing the Book:
Religious Perspectives on the Rights and Wrongs of Proselytism
Author: John Witte Jr. Year Published: 1999 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Orbis Books Pages: 423 ISBN: 1570752761

"More than a dozen religious leaders offer authoritative statements and analyses of classic and contemporary perspectives on mission activity and conversion in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam".

The chapter "Human Rights, Evangelism, and Proselytism - A Perspective of Jehovah's Witnesses" is written by Glen How, the legal counsel for the Society from the Canadian branch office of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Sacred Origins of Profound Things
Author: Charles Panati Year Published: 1996 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Penguin Books Pages: 594 ISBN: 0140195335

Few books in the theological literature are simply fun to read and this is one of them. Panati has written an informative and entertaining book on the origins of religious ideas, sacred items, worship practices, holy symbols, and holidays. Although he discusses wonderful puzzlements such as why Jews don't eat pork, he also explores the origins and history of more pressing, controversial, present-day concerns such as the bans on homosexuality, married priests, and birth control. Although it advertises itself as a book on world religions, the emphasis is mainly on Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, with only a smattering of other faiths.

Quoted regarding Christmas in "What Does The Bible Really Teach?" page 156

Battles of the Bible
Author: Herzog & Gichon Year Published: 1997 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Greenhill Books Pages: 320 ISBN: 1853672661

Battles Of The Bible presents a comprehensive survey of the wars of ancient Israel. The Bible's military accounts (told in vivid detail) cover a vast period, from the invasion of Canaan by the Israelites under Joshua's command, through the conquest of the kingdom by David and Solomon, and the split of the kingdom into Judah and Israel, to the Maccabees' successful rebellion against Seleucid domination. The reliability of these accounts is supported by their technical accuracy and by descriptions of topographic conditions peculiar to specific battlefields. They bear comparison with military campaigns well after the biblical era, and provide strategic and tactical lessons of value even today. Battles Of The Bible is a fascinating and valuable work, not only for its exacting scrutiny of biblical accounts, but also for its insight into their wider and continuing relevance. Battles Of The Bible is an importance contribution to Old Testament studies, biblical archaeology, and military history.

For discussion and reference about this book see Watchtower April 15, 2005 page 32

Hitler's Prisoners: Seven Cell Mates Tell Their Stories
Author: Erich O. Friedrich Year Published: 2003 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Brassey's Inc Pages: 246 ISBN: 1574886002

Coauthor Erich Friedrich won the Iron Cross fighting the Soviets. But when he refused to give the Nazi salute and criticized Hermann Göring, he was charged with subversion and thrown into a cell. With him were a suspected spy, two accused deserters, a Jehovah’s Witness (Franzl Reithammer), a draft dodger, and a leftist. To try to push back the terror of the unknown, each man took a turn telling why he was awaiting torture and possibly death. Friedrich vowed to remember their remarkable stories forever.

Persian Chronology
and the Length of the Babylonian Exile of the Jews
Author: Rolf Furuli Year Published: 2003 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: R. Furuli A/S Pages: 251 ISBN: 8299463335

How long did the Jews' Babylonian exile last - 50 years or 70 years? The purpose of the book is to throw light on this question. Persian Chronology and the Length of the Babylonian Exile of the Jews discusses thoroughly Bible texts mentioning 70 years. It shows the weakness of Ptolemaic Chronology, intercalary months and Saros tablets. Rolf Furuli uses Business tablets and where feasible, astronomical ones, to establish a new 'Oslo Chronology' for Persian kings. A ground-breaking book, with much detail that requires considerable concentration. Rolf Furuli is a lecturer in Semitic languages at the university of Oslo and one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He is working on a doctoral thesis which suggests a new understanding of the verbal system of Classical Hebrew. He has for many years worked with translation theory, and has published two books on Bible translation; he also has experience as a translator. This volume is a result of his study of the chronology of the Ancient world for more than two decades.

Beyond Courage: Shipwrecked and Adrift
One Family Fights to Survive
Author: Robert Aros Year Published: 1994 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Shore Publishing Pages: 271 ISBN: 0963870408

In the middle of a two-year excursion around the Pacific, a family of Jehovah's Witnesses is shipwrecked, stranded for days in their dinghies and on a sandbar. At the outset of this true story, conflict between Chris Aros, 16, and his 30-something stepmother, Margaret, threatens the pleasant atmosphere of a family voyage planned by father Bob and Margaret. On a two-week jaunt from the Cook Islands to New Zealand, however, an unexpected El Nino storm drives their sloop, the Vamonos , off course and against a reef, where it is wrecked. The need to survive brings the family together and Chris risks his life to save Margaret when she floats off while trying to rescue the family's water bottle. In an immature moment, father Bob drinks half the remaining water supply, but Margaret takes the lead in replenishing their water by gathering the dew from the dinghy's surface. Other yachters, worried by the Aros family's radio silence, work with officials but find nothing; instead, the family is discovered on a sandbar when a shell-collector chances in their direction. Written by the father, this is a pedestrian account of what is clearly not a routine experience.

A Lion in the Snow
Author: Randall Bell Year Published: 2000 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: PublishAmerica Pages: 460 ISBN: 1893162885

A young man's life is changed forever by his killing a lion in the snow. Among the villagers Benaiah meets Shushannah, a maiden with comely eyes, who soon becomes his beloved girl companion, and a shepherd boy named David, who will be his lifelong friend and one of their nation's greatest kings.

Together they battle giants, wild beasts, wicked women, massive armies, the infamous 'lion gods' of Moab, and the weaknesses of our human hearts. Cities are conquered, treasures are uncovered, and mysteries such as who haunts the Royal Palace are revealed. Enemies become their friends, while family members betray them. Adultery threatens their bond of brotherhood, and a suspected case of rape must be investigated. A young prince attempts to prove his love for a princess, while the wisdom of another grows legendary. And all strive to remain faithful unto death. Their adventure together is an adventure of a lifetime.

Jehovah's Witnesses in Africa
Author: Tony Hodges Year Published: 1976, 1985 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: The Minority Rights Group Pages: 18 ISBN: 0946690227

A look at the persecutions undergone by Jehovah's Witnesses in Africa. Countries included are Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique.

Ethical Issues and the Religious and Historical Basis for the Objection of Jehovah's Witnesses to Blood Transfusion Therapy
Author: Andre Carbonneau Year Published: 2004 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press Pages: 108 ISBN: 0773465421

This book explores the sensitive area of medical decision-making in cases where a patient refuses recommended medical treatment for religious or moral reasons. The case in point is the refusal of blood transfusion therapy by Jehovah's Witnesses. The theological and historical basis is examined in depth. The history of blood use in medicine is also analyzed, including the role of bloodletting as the "queen of remedies" for centuries and eventually the emergence of the reverse practice, blood transfusion. Against this backdrop of theological, historical, and medical information, the study examines the ethical and legal issues raised by the stand of Jehovah's Witnesses. The principle of "autonomy"and its development into a legal concept, as well as its introduction into medical ethics leading to the development of the doctrine of "informed consent" into both a legal rule as well as an ethical duty imposed on health care professionals are considered. Andre Carbonneau is a Canadian attorney specializing in the field of human rights, and one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He has acted as legal counsel for Jehovah's Witnesses in Canada and in Eastern Europe and currently has several cases before the European Court of Human Rights. He has represented several clients on the question of medical decision-making and has often acted as a mediator between patients and doctors. He received his LLM specializing in bioethics from McGill University.

A Guide to the Religions of America
Author: Leo Rosten Year Published: 1955 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 280 ISBN: 0671219715

The first section consists of nineteen articles by distinguished men, each one a recognized authority on the creed for which he speaks, setting forth the clear and candid stories of our own faiths and those of our neighbors. All religions are covered, from the major established groups to the "charismatic" cults. There are also chapters about the agnostic, the non-churchgoer and what he believes, and the scientist. A multitude of questions are raised and answered, such as: What percent of ministers profess they no longer believe in God? In which leading church can homosexuals be married? How many priests condone birth control devices? Abortions? Which faiths feel what way about intermarriage? Divorce? Have churches that participated in social activism in the 1960s gained or lost in their membership and their finances? Have the Protestant and Roman Catholic churches significantly changed their 400-year-old schism?

Part Two is the Almanac, a massive compendium that is more complete and far-ranging than any other existing one, with the statistics, public opinion polls, basic documents, sociological résumés and psychological analyses of the role, conflicts, influences and trends that characterize religion in the United States today. These basic authoritative facts and figures are accompanied by the author's own essays and comments on material that is rarely subjected to critical examination. There is also a Glossary of religious terminology.

Article in book about Jehovah's Witnesses was written by Milton G. Henschel
This book was referenced in Watchtower May 1, 1956, page 259

The Trinity in Light of the Harmony of the Holy Scriptures
Author: Michael A. Barber Year Published: 2001 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Self Published Pages: 184 ISBN: N/A

This is an excellent, clear and lucid exposition about the fallacy of the Trinity doctrine. Hebrew/Greek words transliterated in heavy type. Well-written, and often tackles hard Scriptures from a new angle. Sufficient depth but not too much detail.

The Allport Family
Author: B. C. Allport Year Published: 2004 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Self Published Pages: 75 ISBN: N/A

The story of a typical family, bringing up ten children, all in the Truth, and now with many children and grand children themselves. Told informally, often by each member of the family, with many color and black and white photos. The Allports are a prominent Witness family in Bristol, England.

Jehovah's Witnesses Are Not False Prophets
Author: Jay Hess Year Published: 1990 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Self Published Pages: 80 ISBN: NA
This booklet was put together to put an end to some misconceptions about Jehovah's Witnesses that are perpetrated by opposers.

From the first page:
"Jehovah's Witnesses and their organization Watchtower Bible & Tract Society are frequently accused of being false prophets. Why? What is the basis of this accusation? Are the accusations justified? Do they fit the definition of a false prophet? What do they claim to be? And most important, should they be rejected on this basis? Many opposers are angry with Jehovah's Witnesses and feel they have a mission in life to fight them. They want to persuade people, as quickly and easily as possible, to reject Jehovah's Witnesses. Since an examination of the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses requires time and thought, opposers prefer an easier approach".

I used to have this booklet in my library but have since lost it when I kept lending it out. If you have a copy or photocopy available please let me know so I can once again add it to my collection.

Supreme Court of the United States
October Term 1945
Author: Supreme Court of USA Year Published: 1945 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Supreme Court of USA Pages: 28 ISBN: NA

The Supreme Court of the United States decisions in the William Murray Estep vs. United States of America case and the Louis Dabney Smith vs. United States of America case. Both cases involve whether a person who is one of Jehovah's Witnesses is a minister and can be exempted from military service.

Answers To Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses
Author: Heinz Schmitz Year Published: 2003 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Self Published Pages: 182 ISBN: NA

A Catholic critic named Gene Harris put together 101 questions that are supposed to stump Jehovah's Witnesses. This is a straight-forward reply to all of those questions using the Greek New Testament and Catholic bibles.

Christology and the Trinity - An Exploration
Author: Edgar Foster Year Published: 1997 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: EMF Publishing Pages: 79 ISBN: N/A

"Since 1983, I have intensely devoted my life to Biblical or theological studies. During these relatively short but rewarding years, I have also endeavored to know the true God more intimately. Furthermore, the present writer has tried to discern what God requires of him as one of His worshipers. In the process of searching for the living God, I have concluded that Jesus Christ cannot be Almighty God. Thus I have written this book to dispel the erroneous notion that Christ is one persona in a triune Godhead. Furthermore, we compose this monograph to present an authentic portrait of Jesus Christ since a Christian has a twofold obligation to both expose falsehood and communicate or teach truth. While I have written this work primarily for theology students, I hope that my fellow brothers and sisters will benefit from it as well. As regards my qualifications, I have a degree in Classical Languages (Latin and Greek) and I have been a Bible student for over fifteen years. I may now add that I have studied ecclesiastical history at the University of Glasgow (focusing on Tertullian) and I am currently completing postgraduate work at this wonderful research institution."

Blood: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce
Author: Douglas Starr Year Published: 2000 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Perennial Pages: 496 ISBN: 0688176496
Science journalist Douglas Starr has examined the history of blood's medical uses, and his report is at once intellectually engaging and emotionally compelling. Blood: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce covers the late 17th century to the present, detailing experiments with animal blood (one violent madman was briefly calmed by infused calf's blood), the long ban on transfusions, direct artery-to-vein suture between donor and recipient, and today's global blood-banking industry. It's a great story that shows the long climb from great risk and heroism to relative safety. The greatest stumble during this climb--the AIDS crisis of the 1980s--is the meat of the book. How could it have happened? Why were so many people given contaminated blood products after clear warnings about the risks of infection? Starr is unafraid to name names and, in riveting fashion, Starr explains how business practices enabled the AIDS virus to permeate the world's blood supply, leading to thousands of unnecessary deaths, particularly among hemophiliacs. Truly frightening are tales of the harvesting of blood and plasma from indigent and unhealthy third-world natives and the unwillingness of governments, third- and first-world alike, to take action to protect their citizens.

Chronicles of the Unholy Fathers
Author: R. W. Rolands Year Published: 2001 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: R. W. Rolands Pages: 304 ISBN: 064641755X
On July 13th, 1870, at the First Vatican Council, the dogmatic definition of "Papal Infallibility" was announced to the whole world. Protestant Europe erupted with contempt; even in the Roman Church sincere Catholics who were aware of the long list of sins by the papacy, especially when it came to the morals, rejected the controversial dogma as absurd. Crusades and forced conversions resulting in wholesale slaughter, Jewish ghettos, and torturous inquisitions lasting for centuries have been recorded as the darkest periods in the history of mankind; highlinting man's inhumanity to man. This sad history of the Roman Church's abuse of power has resulted in a complete lack of credibility when such dogmas are proclaimed. Chronicles of the Unholy Fathers traces through the 1st to the 20th centuries. An interesting book, featuring all the Popes, and their intrigues, Councils and doings, together with many other points of interest on the cross, the Trinity, paganism, anti-popes, schisms, the Crusades, Inquisition, Bible persecution, Reformation, political intrigues, cult of Mary, Catholic Action, Third Reich, and much more.

The Generation of 1914
Author: Robert Wohl Year Published: 1979 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Harvard University Press Pages: 307 ISBN: 0674344650

Robert Wohl discusses the significance of 1914 as a turning point in mankind's history. He tells the stories of five young men of five European countries to recreate the generational consciousness that united them as well as the unique national experience that made them different.

This book is referenced by the Society seven times:

Watchtower, October 15, 1980, page 31
"Let Your Kingdom Come", 1981, page 140
Watchtower, May 15, 1984, page 3
Watchtower, May 15, 1984, page 5
Watchtower, November 1, 1995, page 18
Watchtower, February 1, 2004, page 20
Awake!, April, 2007, page 4

The Fourth Horseman
Author: Andrew Nikiforuk Year Published: 1991 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: M. Evans and Company Pages: 200 ISBN: 0871317214

A short history of epidemics, plagues, famines, and other scourges.

Full page article about the book was presented on the back cover of the September 22, 1994 Awake!

Living Destiny
The Man From Matthew Mark Luke John
Author: Marlet Cole Year Published: 1984 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Stoops Publishing Pages: 252 ISBN: 0961365706

This outstanding work attempts to merge the four gospel accounts into a chronological narration of Jesus' life and ministry as the story might have been written if these Bible writers had gotten together and worked it out. None of the four gospels appears to follow a truly chronological account. Also, where one leaves out chunks of the story, another fills in the details, or is more explicit. Living Destiny does not claim to be divinely inspired, and does not presume to resolve all questions. It tries to provide a day-by-day account of Jesus' life on earth, in easily read paraphrasing. It is the result of 12 years of research and writing. The author offers this volume for the purpose of adding to the understanding and appreciation of the gospels, not replace them. It is not to be labeled as representing any denominational view. It is for the nonreligious reader who wants the literary and historical profile of Jesus as portrayed in the four gospels. It is for the religious student who wants the essence of the four accounts distilled into one.

Gems From The New Testament
Author: Vivian Capel Year Published: 1998 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Insight Press, Bristol Pages: 80 ISBN: 0953187713

Like precious gems dug from the earth, unsuspected insights and truth buried in the ancient texts of God's Word have often been revealed by diligent research and translation. Such was the case during work on the "21st Century New Testament" (see below). Many appeared in its Translation Notes. Many more are contained in this little book. How did the Gospels come to be written? How was their integrity preserved and spurious works avoided? These oft-asked questions are here simply answered. Many translations of God's Word into other tongues have been made since earliest times. These are recounted and the features of some of the more recent ones in English are evaluated as possible library-shelf additions. Some curious ones too are described.

Supreme Court of the United States
Syllabus by Jehovah's Witnesses
Author: Supreme Court of USA Year Published: 1937 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Supreme Court of USA Pages: 8 ISBN: NA

Syllabus of Alma Lovell vs. The City of Griffin

From the first paragraph:
"One of Jehovah's Witnesses (Mrs. Alma Lovell), while doing her God-given duty of disseminating Bible truths in printed form, was arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to imprisonment. Her accusers claimed she had violated an ordinance of the City of Griffin by putting out such literture from house to house without first having asked for and received a permit from the city manager. Her case was brought to the nation's highest court, which declared the ordinance unconstitutional and void because it "strikes at the very foundation of the freedom of the press", one of the fundamental rights guaranteed to every citizen of the United States."

Religion, Medicine and Law
Author: W. Glen How, Q.C. Year Published: 1960 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Unknown Pages: 68 ISBN: NA

Articles written by Glen How, the legal counsel from the Canadian Bethel Branch. Detailed discussion of the blood transfusion issues that arose in the late 1950's. Reprinted from the Canadian Bar Journal October 1960. I don't know if this was issued by the CBJ or by the Society.

In Defense of That Despised "Sect"
Author: J.C. Bremer Year Published: 1940's Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: J.C. Bremer Printing Service Pages: 16 ISBN: NA

While no publishing date is listed in this booklet references in it are from the 1940's. On the back cover it states that this was originally printed from plates made from home made equipment. This booklet was written as a defense against statements that were being made about Jehovah's Witnesses at the time.

YHWH - Presenting Some Essential Facts Not Generally Known Concerning The God of The Bible and His Name
Author: Edward Remington Ames Year Published: 1932 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: James Prince Pages: 108 ISBN: NA
The copy of this book was the result of a rare opportunity to scan through the Watchtower Bethel Library at the World Headquarters. This small book was on their shelf and a brother made a photocopy of it then tranformed it into this replica.

From the Preface:
"The purpose of this book may be briefly stated as an attempt to arouse an interest in the reprinting of the New Testament to the end that the Divine Name appear therein, for as printed at the present time, not one of the well known Versions contains the personal Name of the Supreme Being. The changes in printing suggested in this book are advocated for the following reasons:
1) To identify Jehovah by the printed form.
2) To reveal the truth that Jehovah, "who changes not," is one and the same God throughout both Testaments.
3) To magnify the honor of His Name among men.
My own interest in this subject began one day when I happened to glance through an American Standard Version of the Bible. Observing that the Name, "Jehovah," occurs several thousand times throughout the Old Testament I found that in many New Testament quotations of such passages the Name does not appear. Not once in the New Testament is allusion made to "Jehovah." These pages are the result of my efforts to learn why the Name is not printed in the New Testament. The truth regarding this omission is presented in order that it may enlighten others and bring them to a realization of the imperative need of printing the Sacred Name uniformly in both portions of the Bible."

Jehovah's Witnesses in American Prisons
Author: William Stockdale Year Published: 1946 Is the author a Witness: Unknown
Publisher: The Wilda Press Pages: 25 ISBN: NA

From the Preface:
"This brief account is written in the interests of those who have endured incarceration during World War II as punishment for the crime of conscience. If the experiences of Jehovah's Witnesses have been hard as a result of serving long sentences in federal penitentiaries, they can take consolation in that the united testimony of their willingness to suffer for what they believe has gone out to the very length and breadth of the land. Up to June 30, 1945 there had been 4000 Jehovah's Witnesses convicted and imprisoned. As I write this, hundreds are still detained in prison although the war has long since ended. Some of these sentences will not expire until 1950. A full amnesty should be granted to these men who were not convicts but political prisoners and who had committed no crime except adhereing to their convictions."

Church and State in American Law: Cases and Materials
Author: John J. McGrath Year Published: 1962 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Bruce Publishing Company Pages: 412 LCCCN: 6219190

Covers 49 court cases of church and state relations in America up to 1962. Includes several cases involving Jehovah's Witnesses and flag salute, preaching work, and education.

Jehovah's Witnesses and the War
Author: A.C.L.U. Year Published: 1943 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: A.C.L.U. Pages: 36 ISBN: N/A

An examination by the American Civil Liberties Union of the persecution faced by Jehovah's Witnesses in The United States during the 1940's. Some section headings are: "Persecution", "Mob Violence", "Volunteer Firemen Lead Mob", "Constitution Doesn't Apply Here", "Right To Play Records", "The Court Case Against Them", "Flag Saluting In Public Schools", "Expulsion from Jobs"

The Persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses
Author: ACLU Year Published: 1941 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: ACLU Pages: 24 ISBN: NA

An examination by the American Civil Liberties Union of the persecution faced by Jehovah's Witnesses in The United States during 1940. Some section headings are: "Small Town Intolerance", "The Record of Violence", "Sheriff Refuses Protection", "Women Beaten", "Mob Yells, 'Damn The Law'", "Jailed Without Charges", "Kidnapping in Jackson, Miss.", "Newspaper Approves Violence", "Jehovah' Witnesses and the Public Schools".

Grand Horizon
Author: Nickie Carter Year Published: 1993 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Stoops Publishing Pages: 129 ISBN: 096136579X

Former W.A.S.P. tells her story from a World War II Air Force Service Pilot and winner of the National Air Races to a "grander horizon." An interesting autobiography. Nickie Carter, famed aviatrix, earned her pilots license at sixteen. She was one of the 1,073 heroines who ferried warplanes for the US Air Force during World War II. She won the US Air Race Championship for women flyers. She founded a school to train illustrious pilots. Carter's story relates a life of exciting events and exuberance interspersed with periods of despair and pain and the lessons of humility learned along the way to a grander purpose, grander horizon.

A Brief History of English Bible Translations
Author: Laurence M. Vance Year Published: 1993 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Vance Publications Pages: 114 ISBN: 0962889814

A brief history that is as complete as it is concise, this book traces the origin and development of English Bible translations (166 in total) from before the invention of printing to the present day. A brief synopsis of all modern translations is provided as well as an extended treatment of all essential and significant versions found throughout history. An exhaustive appendix is included listing each translation by year and author. A survey of the formation and establishment of the printed editions of the Hebrew and Greek texts is also included since they are the primary foundation upon which all translations are based. Includes a small discussion of the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. Great reference if you collect different Bible versions.

Poetic Points To Ponder
Author: Lloyd Shaw Year Published: 1995 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Self Published Pages: 32 ISBN: NA

A collection of 27 poems dedicated to the appreciation of creation and the Creator. The author has written poetry for upwards of 50 years and has now collected and printed some of his poems in this booklet to share with others who enjoy poetry. Numerous color photos to illustrate creation's wonders.

Seeking First The Kingdom
Author: Albert E. Leather Year Published: 2001 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Simon and Northrop Publishing Pages: 238 ISBN: 1412001951

More than an autobiography, this powerful little book covers events of 20th century history as they affected Jehovah's Witnesses and the rest of the world. In the author's words: "This book has served as a vehicle to express the hope and joy that I personally felt in being a part of Jehovah's organization for these many years. It is my earnest hope and prayer that it will encourage others to continue serving the God of true goodness, Jehovah, the God of my youth". In the words of a Witness who enjoyed reading it, this book is a strong expression of faith, pleasant to read, and upbuilding for an advancing Bible student.

Something to Laugh About
Author: Jimmy and Marilyn Kennedy Year Published: 1993 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Stoops Publishing Pages: 198 ISBN: 0961365749

Jimmy and Marilyn Kennedy had it all in the world of entertainment. Yet fame, fortune and popularity left a certain emptiness. Fellow comedian, Wally Ruth, brought what was needed to fill the vacuum. It was the good news of a spiritual paradise now, and an earthly Paradise and endless life ahead. The Kennedys became Jehovah's Witnesses. It was no somber, sackcloth and ashes existence they embarked upon, but a life overspilling with love, joy and peace that have kept Jimmy and Marylin laughing from sheer abiding happiness for nearly 40 years. There never was a couple quite like the Kennedy comedians. Somehow their experiences seem to take twists and turns that end up in some unexpected, rollicking outcome, even in times of hardship and sacrifice, of life threatening dangers and ordeals of the soul.

Judging Jehovah's Witnesses - Religious Persecution and the Dawn of the Rights Revolution
Author: Shawn Francis Peters Year Published: 2000 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: University Press of Kansas Pages: 342 ISBN: 0700610081
While millions of Americans were defending liberty against the Nazis, liberty was under vicious attack at home. One of the worst outbreaks of religious persecution in U.S. history occurred during World War II when Jehovah's Witnesses were intimidated, beaten, and even imprisoned for refusing to salute the flag or serve in the armed forces.

Determined to claim their First Amendment rights, Jehovah's Witnesses waged a tenacious legal campaign that led to twenty-three Supreme Court rulings between 1938 and 1946. Now Shawn Peters has written the first complete account of the personalities, events, and institutions behind those cases, showing that they were more than vindication for unpopular beliefs--they were also a turning point in the nation's constitutional commitment to individual rights.

Peters begins with the story of Walter Gobitas, a Jehovah's Witness whose children refused to salute the flag at school. He follows this famous case to the Supreme Court where he captures the intellectual sparring between Justices Frankfurter and Stone over individual liberties; then he describes the aftermath of the Court's ruling against Gobitas when angry mobs savagely assaulted Jehovah's Witnesses in hundreds of communities across America.

Judging Jehovah's Witnesses tells how persecution--much of it directed by members of patriotic organizations like the American Legion--touched the lives of Witnesses of all ages; why the Justice Department and state officials ignored the Witnesses' pleas for relief; and how the ACLU and liberal clergymen finally stepped forward to help them. Drawing on interviews with Witnesses and extensive research in ACLU archives, Peters examines the strategies that beleaguered Witnesses used to combat discrimination and goes beyond the familiar Supreme Court rulings by analyzing more obscure lower court decisions as well.

By vigorously pursuing their cause, the Witnesses helped to inaugurate an era in which individual and minority rights emerged as matters of concern for the Supreme Court and foreshadowed events in the civil rights movement. Like the classics Gideon's Trumpet and Simple Justice, Judging Jehovah's Witnesses vividly narrates a moving human drama while reminding us of the true meaning of our Constitution and the rights it protects.

Persecution and Resistance of Jehovah's Witnesses During the Nazi Regime 1933-1945
Editor: Hans Hesse Year Published: 2001 Is the author a Witness: Some are
Publisher: Edition Temmen Pages: 408 ISBN: 3-86108-750-2

"We must be grateful for this book, deeply grateful. In essay after essay we read of the fate of Jehovah's Witnesses in Nazi concentration camps. Some of the essays tell large stories. The other essays tell small stories of a few individuals - stories that illuminate the whole. Part of this work addresses the situation of the Witnesses in Germany... Jews were victimized not because of what they did, nor because of what they were. They were targeted for destruction because of what their grandparents were・BR>
Alone of all the groups targeted by the Nazis, the Jehovah's Witnesses were victimized because of what they refused to do. They would not enlist in the army, undertake air raid drills, stop meeting or proselytizing. They would not utter the words 践eil Hitler.・Their dissent was irksome, disciplined and systematic... Jews had no choice. Jehovah's Witnesses did. As such, they are martyrs in the traditional sense of the term - those prepared to suffer and even to die for the choice of their faith."

友rom the Preface by Michael Berenbaum, Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Scholar of the Holocaust, Richard Stockton College

Articles written by:
Jolene Chu (Researcher specializing in the history of Jehovah's Witnesses in the Nazi era, at the international offices of the Watch Tower Society, New York)
James N. Pellechia (Associate Editor, Watch Tower Publications, Watch Tower Society, New York)
Wolfram Slupina (Senior staff at the German headquaters of the Watch Tower Society, Selters)
Johannes Wrobel (Head of the history archive of Jehovah's Witnesses, Selters)

Facing The Lion: Memoirs of a Young Girl in Nazi Europe
Author: Simone Arnold Liebster Year Published: 2000 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Grammaton Press, LLC Pages: 418 ISBN: 0967936659
Facing The Lion is the autobiographical account of a young girl's faith and courage. In the years immediately preceding World War II, Simone Arnold is a young girl who delights in life - her doting parents, her loving aunts and uncles, and her grandparents at their mountain farm in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France. As Simone grows into her pre-teen years, her parents turn from the Catholic Church and become devout Jehovah's Witnesses. Simone, too, embraces the faith.

The Nazi part (the "Lion") takes over Alsace-Lorraine, and Simone's schools become Nazi propaganda machines. Simone refuses to accept the Nazi party as being above God. Her simple acts of defiance lead her to become persecuted by the school staff and local officials, and ignored by friends.

With her father already taken away to a Nazi concentration camp, Simone is wrestled away from her mother and sent to a reform school to be "reeducated". There, Simone learns that her mother has also been put in a camp. Simone remains in the harsh reform school until the end of the war. She emerges feeling detached from life, but the faith that sustains her through her ordeals helps her rebuild her world.

Simone Liebster's life story can be found in Awake! September 22, 1993, pages 15-19

Crucible of Terror: A Story of Survival Through the Nazi Storm
Author: Max Liebster Year Published: 2003 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Grammaton Press, LLC Pages: 154 ISBN: 0967936624

On September 11, 1939, Max Liebster, a young German Jew, learned firsthand what it meant to be an enemy of the Nazi State.
After his arrest, followed by four months of solitary confinement in a Nazi prison, Liebster plummets headlong into the nightmare of the camps. Engulfed in terror and anguish, he feels himself drowning in despair when he suddenly encounters a phenomenon that restores his hope and dignity. It is a group of prisoners who wear the purple triangle. They are the Bibelforscher, or Jehovah's Witnesses用ersecuted because of their religious beliefs and their absolute refusal to bend to the Nazi ideology of hate.
Liebster is fascinated by the failure of the mighty SS to break the spirit of the purple triangles, despite torture and even executions. As Liebster totters between death and life, between despair and hope, the purple triangles help him to carry on.
Crucible of Terror recounts in searing detail Max Liebster's torturous journey through five Nazi concentration camps, including the notorious Auschwitz. Through the storm of Nazi terror, Liebster, a young German Jew, finds a haven in an unexpected source預 unique group of prisoners who wear the purple triangle. It is a drama of survival, but even more, it is a story of hope and moral courage.

Max Liebster's life story can be found in Watchtower October 1, 1978 pages 20-24

Jesus-God or the Son of God? A Comparison of the Arguments
Author: Brian Holt Year Published: 2002 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: TellWay Publishing Pages: 366 ISBN: 0971376085
Brian Holt has been a student of the Bible for many years. This book is a result of his endeavor to determine how many scriptures imply Jesus is God and how many imply he is not. Combing through both Trinitarian and non-Trinitarian books and web sites, Holt combines the arguments from both sides into one detailed discussion. It is his firm belief that unless one knows the arguments from both sides, he cannot really make an informed decision regarding his faith, nor defend his faith with any authority.

Jesus-God or the Son of God? is an analysis of the most common arguments used to both prove and disprove the notion that Jesus is God. Beginning with the book of Matthew and continuing through Revelation, it tallies and discusses every scripture that implies Jesus is God and every scripture that implies he is not. Not to be left out of the discussion is a comparison of the arguments from the Hebrew scriptures.

This work discusses the common arguments used by both sides and provides the response given by the opposing view. It concludes by asking the reader to review the arguments from both sides and determine for himself what he believes. If you want to know what evidence there is that Jesus is God (or what evidence there is that he is not), this is the book that presents a fair and balanced discussion of the matter. Before you discuss this subject with a Trinitarian or a non-Trinitarian, make sure you know why he believes what he believes. A comparison of the arguments is in order.

Your Body, Your Choice
Author: Shannon Farmer Year Published: 2000 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Media Masters Pages: 200 ISBN: 981041708X

Your Body, Your Choice is the first book addressed to the lay-person on the revolutionary scientific advancements currently challenging the whole practice of one of medicine's oldest therapies ・blood transfusion.

The long and widely accepted notion that donated blood is the "gift of life" has been thrust under the microscope. Scientific scrutiny is proving quite conclusively that the old notion is deeply flawed. Indeed, all too often, the "gift of life" has become the "bringer of death."

Your Body, Your Choice encapsulates a whole new world of thinking. It focuses on the extraordinary revolution destined to have direct and vital impact on the lives of all seeking treatment in hospitals or medical clinics.

The Role of Theology and Bias in Bible Translation: With a special look at the New World Translation of Jehovah's Witnesses
Author: Rolf Furuli Year Published: 1999 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Elihu Books Pages: 360 ISBN: 0965981444

In the natural sciences, a basic principle is to break everything down to the smallest possible units and then study each unit. In linguistics and in the study of the biblical languages, a similar principle was followed with the word as the basic unit, but from the middle of this century the view has developed that the smallest units which were meaningful for translation had to be the sentence or even the paragraph. The author believes that the pendulum has swung too far in one direction, and that it still is meaningful to work with the word as the fundamental unit of translation. The book therefore suggests that for a particular target group - those who, by the help of their mother tongue, want to come as close as possible to the original languages - a literal translation will be better than an idiomatic one. In the course of discussion it is shown that the principles on which such a translation is based accords fully with modern linguistic principles.

When Jesus Became God: The Struggle to Define Christianity during the Last Days of Rome
Author: Richard E. Rubenstein Year Published: 2000 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Harvest Books Pages: 288 ISBN: 0156013150
The story of Jesus is well known, as is the story of Christian persecutions during the Roman Empire. The history of fervent debate, civil strife, and bloody riots within the Christian community as it was coming into being, however, is a side of ancient history rarely described. Richard E. Rubenstein takes the reader to the streets of the Roman Empire during the fourth century, when a fateful debate over the divinity of Jesus Christ is being fought. Ruled by a Christian emperor, followers of Jesus no longer fear for the survival of their monotheistic faith but break into two camps regarding the direction of their worship. Is Jesus the son of God and therefore not the same as God? Or is Jesus precisely God on earth and therefore equal to Him? The vicious debate is led by two charismatic priests. Arius, an Alexandrian priest and poet, preaches that Jesus, though holy, is less than God. Athanasius, a brilliant and violent bishop, sees any diminution of Jesus' godhead as the work of the devil. Between them stands Alexander, the powerful Bishop of Alexandria, who must find a resolution that will keep the empire united and the Christian faith alive. With thorough historical, religious, and social research, Rubenstein vividly recreates one of the most critical moments in the history of religion.

The Name of God Y.eH.oW.aH Which Is Pronounced As It Is Written I_Eh_Ou_Ah: Its Story
Author: Gerard Gertoux Year Published: 2002 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: University Press of America Pages: 328 ISBN: 0761822046

Plato taught that God has no name (Timaios 28b,c). Philo, the Gnostics, Justin Martyr, and Clement of Alexandria likewise considered God nameless or unnameable. However, Jerome, translator of the Latin Vulgate, wrote in his Prologus Galeatus: "And we find the name of God, the Tetragram, in certain Greek volumes even to this day expressed in ancient letters." Due to the fact that these Hebrew letters were consonants, and there were originally no written characters for the vowels, it is held that the pronunciation of God's name is lost to us. Or it is thought God's name should be pronounced "Yahweh" due to the weight attached to the evidence of the Egyptian Elephantine Papyri. Gerard Gertoux in quite convincing fashion demonstrates the inaccuracy of these concepts in the light of compelling linguistic and historical evidence. Gertoux asks (p.114), "Was there really a prohibition on pronouncing the Tetragram in the first century? The answer is no, as, according to the Talmud this prohibition appeared from the middle of the second century." Gertoux readily exposes a solidly entrenched factoid (p.3): "that Jehovah is a barbarism originating from a wrong reading. As unbelievable as it may seem, this last affirmation is known to be false among scholars. This crude error has been denounced by Hebraists of all confessions, and with the support of the Vatican's Congregation of propaganda, but without result." Worthwhile reading, for as Gertoux quotes Maimonides, "it is impossible to have a deep relationship with a nameless God."

Jehovah's Witnesses Defended: An Answer to Scholars & Critics - 2nd Edition
Author: Greg G. Stafford Year Published: 2000 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Elihu Books Pages: 623 ISBN: 0965981487

Due to their differences with mainstream denominations in Christendom, the Jehovah's Witnesses are often condsidered a "cult" or heretical group that espouses a brand of Christianity different from Jesus and his followers. Greg Stafford argues that key areas of doctrinal difference between Jehovah's Witnesses and other Christian groups need to be reexamined in the light of biblical, historical, linguistic and grammatical evidence.

In spite of their noble objectives, the Witnesses have come under fire by individuals and organizations who question the scholarship of their organization. Others criticise the Witnesses for what are sometimes labeled "false prophecies." This book examines the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses and the criticisms levied against them, with the aim of making a more comprehensive discussion available for scholars and Bible students alike.

Scores of books, booklets, articles, and radio and television programs have featured Jehovah's Witnesses, but most of these have portrayed the Witnesses in a negative light. No doubt this is due in large part to misunderstandings concerning the Witnesses beliefs and practices. Now those interested in the history and beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses have another resource to which they can turn for answers and analyses of important issues.

This new edition of Stafford's work includes a detailed and provocative discussion regarding the doctrine of the Trinity. There is also a timely and informative chapter on the Witnesses' controversial position regarding blood and blood transfusions, and an enlightenening chapter on the topic of "Salvation." These new chapters, together with significant updates to the rest of the book and the new appendices, makes this work an indispensable guide to the history and teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Truth in Translation: Accuracy and Bias in English Translations of the New Testament
Author: Jason David BeDuhn Year Published: 2003 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pages: 220 ISBN: 0761825568
Jason BeDuhn's book compares nine translations(from the KJV to several 20th century translations, including the New World Translation), not with each other, but with the original Greek of the New Testament. He analyses, in chapters 4 through to 12, scriptures such as John 1:1, 8:58, Colossians 1:15ff, etcetera, as well as words such as proskuneo("worship") and pneuma("spirit"). His conclusion as to which translation has been more accurate overall, based upon what words and scripture passages he does analyse, might surprise the many! His own preferred translations, at times, ("a god" at Luke 20:38 for instance)are thought provoking. This is an excellent book not least because it is written for the public who have an interest in the subject of accuracy and bias in English Bible translations. But also because the same, the public, rely upon English translations to understand God's Word today. It is paramount that theological biases of our times and held by scholars that translate the Bible into our tongue do not distort the true meaning of the Greek and produce inaccurate renderings. BeDuhn's book shows that this has been the case in all the translations he looks at. But.....some much more than others. You might not agree with everything he writes(he has his own biases as he freely admits)but his is not only an honest evaluation but one free of anachronistic theological presumptions. Is this unique among works of this ilk? Jason BeDuhn is only interested in what the Greek of the New Testament means whether or not it agrees or supports a certain theology/faith.
See Watchtower, December 1, 2004 for article about this book and
Watchtower, February 1, 1998 and Awake! November 2007 for author's quote.

History of the Cross
Author: Henry Dana Ward Year Published: 1999 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Book Tree Pages: 108 ISBN: 1585090565
As many have suspected, there is much more to the true, authentic history of the Christian religion than what we had originally been told. Some claims regarding the Church's history are accurate, some are not. The most extreme claims against the religion come from the atheist camp and often remain unproved. But this book is completely different. It comes from a devout Christian, Henry Dana Ward, a believer in Christ who backs himself up with scholarly research and facts. Why, then, was this book written if it goes against traditional beliefs and acceptance? It is because the traditional beliefs surrounding the cross and its worship are wrong! It took time for us to eventually accept the cross in its current form and to worship it and, according to Ward, this was a pagan symbol that should never have been adopted. Idols were not to be worshipped by the earliest of Christians, and the cross was no exception to this rule. Not worshipping the cross is consistent with early Christianity and is not heretical. Its lack of worship is part of Christianity's foundational beliefs and its exclusion should be part of the religion's current structure, according to Ward. Revering the cross is based on lies, deception, and ignor- ance. Ward shows how the lies began, who spread them, and how and why they did it.
Referenced in Watchtower March 15, 1957, page 168

A Philosophical, Scientific and Theological Defense for the Notion That a God Exists
Author: Hal Flemings Year Published: 2003 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: University Press of America Pages: 148 ISBN: 0761826475

In A Philosophical, Scientific and Theological Defense for the Notion That a God Exists, Hal Flemings presents an overview of the history of the debate on the question of the existence of God. This work will attempt to tackle several worthwhile questions: What is meant by "God"? What are the arguments from various and conflicting schools of thought on the subject? What has been the history of the debate? In which direction does current evidence and though point? In an objective fashion, Flemings provides equal voice to opposing views while not hiding his own. He treats the problem of evil from a new perspective, which includes moral evil and natural evil (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, forest fires, etc.) and discusses the relationship between God and the theoretical and factual sciences.

God Versus Caesar: Belief, Worship and Proselytizing Under the First Amendment
Author: Martin S. Sheffer Year Published: 1999 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr Pages: 213 ISBN: 0791441768

God Versus Caesar reviews and analyses the judicial development of the free exercise of religion clause, from its protection for belief and certain forms of worship to its guarantee of religiously motivated behavior. This book also provides guidelines for the future direction of judicial review in free exercise cases and examines law as it develops in response to changing social values and policy. Sheffer answers how, where, and why lines are drawn between the guarantee of free exercise of religion and the right of society to protect its citizens from activity injurious to their health, welfare, safety, and morals.

Includes discussions of many cases involving Jehovah's Witnesses.

Jehovah's Witnesses: The African American Enigma--A Contemporary Study (Vol. I)
Author: Firpo W. Carr Year Published: 2002 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Scholar Technological Institute of Research Pages: 240 ISBN: 0963129368
More than any other religion in recent history, Jehovah's Witnesses have quietly and positively impacted the black community. Yet, some are concerned that the needs of African Americans, and Black Witnesses specifically, have been overlooked. Others argue that the predominantly white Governing Body is insensitive toward black plight.

This book deals squarely with these and other issues facing today's black Witnesses. Dr. Firpo W. Carr, an active Witness himself for over 35 years (and full-time minister for over 20 of those years), has traveled to black communities in major cities across the United States--from Harlem to Oakland--in an effort to carefully study and critique black Witnesses. The results have been discribed as "riveting."

Though the focus of his study was in the United States, he traveled to Cuba to study black Witnesses and their history on the Communist island. Fidel Castro elected to air Carr's 45-minute lecture on racism nationwide.

On both ends of the sociopolitical spectrum Carr's works have been widely accepted and admired. Legacy, "Africa's leading magazine on social issues," the original Black Panther Party, and many others have recognized and published Carr.

The Jehovah's Witnesses And The Nazis - Persecution, Deportation, And Murder 1933-1945
Author: Michel Reynaud Year Published: 2001 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Cooper Square Press Pages: 304 ISBN: 0-8154-1076-X

The Jehovah's Witnesses endured intense persecution under the Nazi regime, from 1933 to 1945. Unlike the Jews and others persecuted and killed by virtue of their birth, Jehovah's Witnesses had the opportunity to escape persecution and personal harm by renouncing their religious beliefs. The vast majority refused and throughout their struggle, continued to meet, preach, and distribute literature. In the face of torture, maltreatment in concentration camps, and sometimes execution, this unique group won the respect of many contemporaries. Up until now, little has been known of their particular persecution.

Armed With the Constitution: Jehovah's Witnesses in Alabama and the U.S. Supreme Court, 1939-1949
Author: Merlin Owen Newton Year Published: 1995 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Univ of Alabama Press Pages: 240 ISBN: 0817312285

Demonstrates how two Jehovah's Witnesses affected the US government, by describing how a black man, Rosco Jones, and a white woman, Grace Marsh, challenged the status quo in Alabama in the 1940s. They helped lay the foundation for testing the constitutionality of state and local laws.

Jehovah's Witnesses: Portrait of a Contemporary Religious Movement
Author: Andrew Holden Year Published: 2002 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Routledge Pages: 224 ISBN: 0415266106

Why do people convert to the Watch Tower Society? How can these Jehovah's Witnesses persist in their belief that the end of the world is imminent? In this academic study, Holden, a British sociologist, attempts to understand why the strict and austere Watch Tower Society continues to enjoy rapid growth. This is neither a primer on the danger of "cults" nor an endorsement of the Witnesses' distinctive beliefs, but a balanced ethnography that draws upon interviews with both adherents and ex-members to help readers understand what it is like to be part of the Society. Holden's main thesis that the Watch Tower is engaged in careful and ongoing negotiations with the secular culture that surrounds it is a nuanced one, especially compared to previous studies that have depicted the movement as little more than an extremist rejection of modernity. The study bears the marks of the dissertation that it once was: it overexplains how data were collected and analyzed, surveys the historiography of the topic (which, as Holden points out, is all but nonexistent in the case of the Witnesses) and relies heavily on a few theorists (in this case, Clifford Geertz and Mary Douglas). But the topic is compelling enough that readers who are interested in the Watch Tower will be obliged to put aside Holden's academese and be grateful for what he has given them: a thoughtful book that takes the Witnesses' own beliefs and words seriously.

The Nazi State and the New Religions: Five Case Studies in Non-Conformity
Author: Christine Elizabeth King Year Published: 1990 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press Pages: 308 ISBN: 0889468656

Christine King is the recognized authority on Jehovah's Witnesses and the Holocaust. This book is a comparative analysis of five "new" religions, including Jehovah's Witnesses, and how each one dealt with the extreme persecution under Nazi rule. Well documented and often quoted.

State and Salvation: The Jehovah's Witnesses and Their Fight for Civil Rights
Author: William Kaplan Year Published: 1989 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: University of Toronto Press Pages: 352 ISBN: 0802058426

William Kaplan tells the story of how Jehovah's Witnesses tested and broadened the limits of civil rights and religious tolerance in Canada. Kaplan examines in detail the important legal cases arising out of the banning and subsequent prosecutions of Jehovah's Witnesses. The specific issues and broader constitutional implications of the various legal cases are clearly explained. The most interesting and compelling conclusion a reader can draw from this study is that the harsh measures designed to suppress the Jehovah's Witnesses did not work. Instead, their numbers grew from 3000 at the beginning of the war to somewhere between 10,000 and 15,000 six years later.

This book was quoted in Awake! April 22, 2000 page 19

New Testament Metaphors
Author: Anthony Byatt Year Published: 1995 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: The Pentland Press Ltd Pages: 322 ISBN: 1858212391

New Testament Metaphors discusses the meaning of 240 of the most interesting illustrations, metaphors and similes found in just a single word or phrase. Written for the ordinary Christian in a lucid and graphic style, its thirteen chapters cover most aspects of Bible life - Agriculture, Animals, Buildings, the Games, the Human Body and Relationships, Legal, Military and Nautical subjects, Nature and Creation, Religious Life and Trade.

Why did Jesus use the illustrations of the yoke, the millstone, the camel and the needle, ploughing and reaping, trees, fruit, win and salt? How can you be stumbled, follow the narrow path, use a metal mirror or mend a joint? What is pictured by the eye and the ear, the actor and the chorus, beggars, robbers, armour and treasure, the hallmark and the deposit? How can your faith move mountains, steer a ship, follow footsteps or buy out time? What does it mean to miss the mark, be a pedagogue, forgive seventy-seven times, or be tested in the fire? These and many more are discussed, using 200 different Greek words, and more than 1,200 Scriptures from 72 Bible translations.

Gathered together for the first time, this book provides many new insights, with spiritual applications, notes and references for the scholar, selected bibliography and four detailed indexes.

The Other Victims: First-Person Stories of Non-Jews Persecuted by the Nazis
Author: Ina R. Friedman Year Published: 1990 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co Pages: 224 ISBN: 0395745152

The author of Escape or Die sought survivors of other groups deemed undesirable by Hitler, including blacks, clergy, Jehovah's Witnesses, Poles, political prisoners, Gypsies (the only other group Hitler wanted to eliminate entirely) and homosexuals (very few survive and none could be found to interview). Suspenseful vignettes are enlivened by historical background, dialogue, and a not-always happy yet satisfying afterword, telling what eventually happened to each individual. Valiant efforts in the face of total degradation are nothing short of inspiring, and many of these stories are not widely known, such as the underground medical schools where cadavers were corpses picked up from the street. Each moving chapter points up complexities readers may not have thought about: shortened lifespans resulting from harsh treatment; the shock of escaping to an American cousin only to find he is part of the Bund; the ingenious devices by which people strove to survive, from inventing coded language to hiding in graves. Ages 10-14.

So As Never To Know War
Author: Thanasis Reppas Year Published: 1987 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Self Published Pages: 356 ISBN: None

For many years Brother Thanasis has been working as a lawyer, appearing before the higher courts in Greece. His book So As To Never Know War was first published in Greece in 1979 under the title For Reasons of Conscience. The author was motivated to write this book because of his personal experiences as a lawyer representing several of Jehovah's Witnesses who were conscientious objectors.

This book relates a thrilling real life drama, and gives the reader a startling view of what happens when all the forces of the State crash headlong into a Christian conscience. The legal battle alone is worth reading about. But, this is also a true story of heroism in the face of physical persecution, imprisonment, and the death penalty. This book would be faith strengthening to anyone. It would also make an encouraging gift for new ones or teenagers who may one day face their own test of conscience.

21st Century New Testament
Author: Vivian Capel Year Published: 1999 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Insight Press, Bristol Pages: 491 ISBN: 0953187705

Many thought provoking, even surprising renderings appear in the text. These are the result of decades of careful research and over 200 are fully explained in the extensive Transalation Notes. The name of God, Jehovah, is used where it, or allusions to it, appear in quotations from the Hebrew Scriptures.

It constists of two parallel translations:
1. The LITERAL which follows the ancient texts closely, resulting in a highly accurate and precise rendering.
2. The FREE in a parallel column gives an easy to read account of the same passage in modern English.

Jehovah's Witnesses - A Challenge
Author: Helmut-Dieter Hartmann Year Published: 2001 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: HDH Pages: 216 ISBN: 3000066519

Researched and written by a professional journalist/reporter, looking into all aspects of Jehovah's Witnesses' work, teachings and organisation.

He spent two years meeting with members for "intense theological discussions" 217 times, spending over 1000 hours with them. His questions were based on an intensive study of three leaflets published by the Protestant Church of Germany to warn people against Jehovah's Witnesses.

The author was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses one year after book was published first in 1997 in Germany.

Building A Theocratic Library
Author: Anthony Byatt Year Published: 1997 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Golden Age Books Pages: 80 ISBN: 0950621234

Eighteen chapters recommending which books are useful to Jehovah's Witnesses, including: Bible Translations, Commentaries, Word Studies, Hebrew/Greek Lexicons, Bible Geography, Archaeology, Jehovah''s name, Religions, Evolution.

Poetic Bible Riddles
Author: Ron and Shay Sherwood Year Published: 1997 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Stoops Publishing Pages: 18 ISBN: NA

101 Bible riddles and answers. Unlike many Bible riddles that play on words or situations, you will find these poetic riddles to be quite diferent. They are riddles about actual Bible characters, places and events, factual and non-controversial. Many persons tend to think of Bible accounts as Bible stories and nothing more. The Bible shows that the things recorded in the Bible "were recorded for our instruction upon whom this system of things has arrived." There are therefore valuable lessons to be learned in everything contained in the Bible, besides many prophecies that have been fulfilled and many yet to be fulfilled. These lessons build faith as they teach us about the way God has dealt with persons in past times so, we today can have insight about God's purpose and His way of doing things and His requirements for us. The riddles, of course, do not attempt to teach all there is to know about the Bible but it sure is fun trying to solve them.

Author: Marley Cole Year Published: 1996 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Stoops Publishing Pages: 157 ISBN: 096136578X

An excellent narrative about the multi-faceted Bible character. Story and details are gleaned and harmonized from the Bible books of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles. With passages from Psalms planted right into the experiences that gave rise to them. This is the life of David in a nutshell. Simplifies and isolates things about this "second most fascinating personality in the Bible."

Jehovah's Garden
Author: Betty J. A. Barkley Year Published: 1993 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Stoops Publishing Pages: 40 ISBN: NA

If you are fond of poetry, this little book of poems will be a welcome addition to your collection. Pleasant poetry can often be "just what we need" for enjoyment and relaxation. These poems express poetically the personal thoughts and feelings of the author with which others might identify. Subject matter includes family, hope, the pure language, Jehovah's love, paradise, and everlasting life. Simple rhyming verse, meaning easy to grasp.

The Harvest of Our Lives
Author: Marley Cole Year Published: 1996 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Stoops Publishing Pages: 155 ISBN: 0961365773

Autobiography of Marley Cole. You've read his works. Now the life story of this faithful author and his dear wife can be enjoyed. You'll feel aquainted with Marley and Fern as you relive their life's experiences great and small. There is humor and serious contemplation, successes and failures, elation and sadness, commendation and persecution, youth and now advancing years. This life story is unlike any other. It is impossible to lay it down until you finish it!

Search for the Sacred Name
Author: Firpo W. Carr, PhD. Year Published: 1993 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Scholar Tech Institute of Research Pages: 177 ISBN: 0963129333

From the Watts Riot of 1965 to the Los Angeles Riot of 1992, the account of Carr from boyhood to young adult and happenings in between make for captivating reading. Determined to find first hand proof concerning the scared name of God, Carr became intent on searching out and checking manuscripts, carvings wherever they are to be found - Europe, the Soviet Union, the Middle East, even Central and South America

The King James Only Controversy: Can You Trust the Modern Translations?
Author: James R. White Year Published: 1995 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Bethany House Pages: 304 ISBN: 1556615752

Answering those who claim that only the King James Version is the Word of God, The King James Only Controversy examines allegations that modern translators conspired to corrupt Scripture.

Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII
Author: John Cornwell Year Published: 2000 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Penguin USA Pages: 426 ISBN: 0140296271
This devastating account of the ecclesiastical career of Eugenio Pacelli (1876-1958), who became Pope Pius XII in 1939, is all the more powerful because British historian John Cornwell maintains throughout a measured though strongly critical tone. After World War II, murmurs of Pacelli's callous indifference to the plight of Europe's Jews began to be heard. A noted commentator on Catholic issues, Cornwell began research for this book believing that "if his full story were told, Pius XII's pontificate would be exonerated." Instead, he emerged from the Vatican archives in a state of "moral shock," concluding that Pacelli displayed anti-Semitic tendencies early on and that his drive to promote papal absolutism inexorably led him to collaboration with fascist leaders. Cornwell convincingly depicts Cardinal Secretary of State Pacelli pursuing Vatican diplomatic goals that crippled Germany's large Catholic political party, which might otherwise have stymied Hitler's worst excesses. The author's condemnation has special force because he portrays the admittedly eccentric Pacelli not as a monster but as a symptom of a historic wrong turn in the Catholic Church. He meticulously builds his case for the painful conclusion that "Pacelli's failure to respond to the enormity of the Holocaust was more than a personal failure, it was a failure of the papal office itself and the prevailing culture of Catholicism."

Weekend Miracle
Author: Wayne and Norma Roper Year Published: 1986 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: The Boston Mills Press Pages: 64 ISBN: 0919783279

This book epitomizes the unique practice of quick-built Kingdom Halls by Jehovah's Witnesses, each one usually completed within 2-4 days. The authors are residents of Ontario, Canada. Neither is a Witness, but both have a deep admiration of the unity and spirit of the Witnesses and what that unity accomplishes. Their book features 55 on-site photographs, of which more than 35 are full-color.

No Man's Blood
Author: Gene Church Year Published: 1986 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Ron Lapin Pages: 292 ISBN: 086661557

This book tells the story of the successes of Dr. Ron Lapin and his colleagues in the field of bloodless surgery, and his refusal to deny treatment or surgery to patients whose beliefs, religious or medical, would not allow them to accept blood transfusions. The account focuses on Jehovah's Witness patients, capturing the gripping drama and emotions of both the patient's and doctor's position in the matter. The reader is captivated by the patient's faith and courage as well as the determined understanding of the doctor. The book convincingly proves it can be done.

Dr. Ron Lapin has been quoted in Awake! August 8, 1980, Awake! August 22, 1980, Awake! February 8, 1981, Awake! June 22, 1982

Bad Blood
Author: George Dalgleish Year Published: 1989 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Pennefather Publishers Pages: 218 ISBN: 0969388004

Modern medical science has increased knowledge of the human body in recent years resulting in improved methods of treating illnesses and injury. This book looks at up-to-date medical knowledge and procedures in respect to blood transfusion, the safety and benefits of alternatives, and how to obtain bloodless treatment and surgery. It is written objectively from the medical viewpoint, complete with interviews with noted physicians, surgeons and lawyers. It is a well presented and intensely interesting publication for the avid reader who desires additional information on the subject.

Use of God's Name Jehovah on Coins
Author: Saul B. Needleman, PHD Year Published: 2003 Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation Pages: 432 ISBN: 1401084095

A numismatist for over 40 years, Dr. Needleman has traced the history of ancient and medieval English coinage, and of coins related to the wars between ancient Judea and Rome. Later, he became curious about the extensive use of the Name of God, always rendered in Hebrew, on coins and medals of the 16th - 17th century Europe. His pursuit of theis phenomenon in Scandanavian and German museums, and early numismatic books, revealed the background behind these coins, resulting in this unique book/catalog.

Thirty Years As Jehovah's Slave
Author: Jeffrey J. Neumann Year Published: 1999 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: New Millennium Books Pages: 218 ISBN: 0967401402

The original purpose of this work was to provide a non-Watchtower Society explanation of Jehovah's Witnesses to the authors in-laws that would be objective and not "preachy". He was amazed how his unlce responded to the information as "proofreader". His uncle had previously been opposed to Jehovah's Witnesses, but found the book very enlightening in understanding one of the world's most misunderstood religions.

So, Jeffrey Neumann decided to make this information available to others who want to know what Jehovah's Witnesses believe without worrying about having repeat visitations by them.

So this publication fits a niche for individuals who are sincerely interested in knowing what Jehovah's Witnesses believe. It is a friendly and objective approach for those trying to understand.

Forty Years As Jehovah's Willing Slave
Author: Jeffrey Neumann Year Published: 2002 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: New Millennium Books Pages: 265 ISBN: 0967401410

An update of the book "Thirty Years As Jehovah's Slave"

120 Years Preaching "The Good News Of The Kingdom"
Author: Jeffrey Neumann Year Published: 2003 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: New Millennium Books Pages: 219 ISBN: NA

The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society was formed as an instrument to disseminate Bibles and literature as long as Jehovah God would have them do so. The use of tracts, magazines, and books has been produced in numbers nearly incomprehensible. The history of this prolific publishing venture has fascinated Jehovah's Witnesses and some non-witnesses alike. The author became a collector shortly after his baptism and does so until this present day. He still has many item to locate to achieve what he terms a complete "advanced collector". This publication is for collectors who want to know what to obtain in the English language and what their potential value is in the collectors community.

The Divine Name Controversy - Volume 1
Author: Dr. Firpo W. Carr Year Published: 1991 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: S.T.I.R. Inc. Pages: 246 ISBN: 0963129317

God has a name. So why is it that many English Bible translations have replaced it with the title "LORD" in all capital letters? Why is it that the King James Version has the name standing by itself only 4 times? On the other hand, why do some versions like the American Standard Version include it over 6,000 times in the OT? And why do even fewer contain it in the NT? And is the correct pronounciation of the divine name Jehovah or Yahweh? Dr. Firpo W. Carr, a recent Bible scholar who has earned his PHd in biblical languages, discusses and answers those and other questions.He is well qualified to do so; he has examined several Hebrew manuscripts of the Bible, including the Lenigrad Codex. He was also the first to take photographs of the Dead Sea scrolls which were later saved in electronic format.

Watchtower Publications Valuations Guide - 5th Edition
Author: W.P.C.A. Year Published: 2003 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Scribe Books Pages: 405 ISBN: 1411633660

-- 405 pages
-- Over 650 illustrations of hard to find items
-- Listing over 1500 different items published by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society since its inception 125 years ago.
-- Listings categorized (in 17 sections) and indexed by year
-- Each item has the current high market price (US dollars)
-- Unique rarity index on a scale of 1 to 10 to let you know how hard the item is to find (therefore valued more)
-- Square bound, 8 1/2" by 11"
A detailed, comprehensive and exhaustive resource for the collector community. Written, edited, and compiled for Witness collectors by Witness collectors. This is the definitive guide.

Seasons In The Sun
Author: Ragna Dahl Year Published: 1986 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Alpenrose Press Pages: 165 ISBN: 0960362444

Steinkjer, an old world town nestled below rolling hills alongside the Norwegian fjord, sheltered a high spirited child named Ragna Dahl. When Hitler's Germany invaded Norway in May, 1940, Ragna fled the Nazis on skis, crossing a dangerous mouniatin pass to reach Steinkjer. She found it bombed beyond recognition. Childhood memories, marked by Midsummer's Night celebrations, ski escapades and alpine summers herding goats, exploded with Nazi bombs. From a meager life of porridge suppers, wooden clogs and milking cows in Steinkjer, Ragna Dahl sailed her way to fasionable London, Hemingway's Paris and travel in 1920's Nice, Cannes, Monte Carlo. After death snatched her bridegroom in Paris and nearly took a baby daughter in Oslo, she experienced a spiritual revolution that energized over five decades of witnessing the Bible. A legend to thousands in Norway, this vital, loving lady left her native land. Transplanted to Colorado, she won ski medals through her 70's. Ragna's own story, warm, funny yet gripped by tragedy, makes rich reading.

O'er The Ramparts They Watchted
Author: Victor V. Blackwell Year Published: 1976, 1983 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Self published Pages: 234 ISBN: 0806203307
This is a scholarly, thought provoking volume on the ever pertinent issues of freedom of religion, speech, press and assembly and the constraints placed upon them by various forces. It focuses upon the cruel persecution of the Jehovah's Witnesses in the United States by "law and order" bigots and other disruptive groups. Blackwell, an eminent southern attorney, has long championed the cause of the Witnesses' right to freedom of religion by defending in an eloquent fashion many of these individuals in the courtroom. Jehovah's Witnesses will not bear arms in any nation; thus many young men of this faith have been ridiculed and branded as cowards for their refusal to serve in the military. Blackwell can indeed be proud that he has served the cause of freedom and what this nation stands for by defending many such men and for his defense of those men and women whose only crime was to preach in a peaceful manner their religion. This book contains an exhaustive analysis of a complex issue. The volume is an in depth study of religion and government dictates. The book is one for the layman, yet it does not talk down to him or drown in the quicksand of complexity. It is interesting and readable at all times, and is sure to become a pioneering work in the years to come in matters legal and religious.

The Two Babylons
Author: Alexander Hislop Year Published: 1916 (reprinted many times) Is the author a Witness: No
Publisher: Loizeaux Brothers Pages: 330 ISBN: NA

The thesis of this book is that Roman Catholicism is--to use the words of the author--"baptised paganism". The author states that the Roman Catholic Church, with its doctrines, organization, and practices, is simply a continuation of the ancient Babylonian "Mystery" religion built around the worship of Nimrod, his wife Semiramis, and the child Tammuz. He further states that the prophetic "Whore of Babylon" described in Revelation 17 and 18 is none other than the great false church of the Tribulation: the Roman Catholic Church. The thesis is startling and provocative.

Referenced nearly 40 times in the Society's literature.

Faith On The March
Author: A.H. Macmillan Year Published: 1957 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Prentice Hall Pages: 243 ISBN: NA

The inspiring, spiritual-and human-events recorded in this book are almost without parallel in our time. Through its pages marches a band of dedicated men who, like the early Christians, were willing to sacrifice their living, their social standing-even their lives-for God's truth, as they saw it. For the sake of this truth they have risked imprisonment by their uncompromising stand of neutrality. They have many times been subjected to criminal prosecution and imprisonment for alleged sedition. Their joyous faith and strength throughout these trials is a permanent inspiration to the millions of men and women- Jehovah's witnesses-who follow their footsteps today. This is their story, told by a man who has been one of the faithful for over five decades, who has seen a tiny group of believers multiply and expand into a mighty world organization. With quiet, persuasive conviction, A. H. Macmillan gives the reasons for Jehovah's wit- nessess' refusal to salute the flag, the principles behind their theocracy and their door-to-door preaching of the gospel. Faith on the March is permeated with the joy and satisfaction that comes from a lifetime of serving God. The author's own story of his early self-doubts and soul-searching, his conversion and the rewarding and eventful years that followed, will cheer and encourage readers of every faith.

Referenced over 20 times in the Society's literature.

Jehovah's Witnesses - The New World Society
Author: Marley Cole Year Published: 1955 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Vantage Press Pages: 229 ISBN: NA

"A new book by this name has been published by Vantage Press of New York city. Written in newsy reporter style by Marley Cole, it presents for the first time in book form authentic information on the history, activities and doctrinal views of Jehovah's witnesses. Much of the material was gathered by personal interviews with witnesses, some of them being officials of the Society. Frequently in the news is something about the religion of President Eisenhower's parents. This book gives the facts often overlooked or concealed, with documentary proof that they were Jehovah's witnesses for many years. You will be interested in reading this 229-page book and seeing its many fine photographs. It is $2.95 a copy, and may be had at your local bookstore or from the Watchtower Society, 117 Adams Street, Brooklyn 1, N. Y." From The Watchtower August 15, 1955, page 511

Triumphant Kingdom
Author: Marley Cole Year Published: 1957 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Criterion Books Pages: 256 ISBN: NA

Marley Cole's first book "Jehovah's Witnesses: The New World Society" - offically sponsored by the Watchtower Society - was a surprise bestseller of 1955, selling over 100,000 copies in the US alone. It was translated in many foreign languages. In his new book "Triumphant Kingdom", Mr. Cole tells the dramatic story of the universal Witness movement. Here are Jehovah's Witnesses at work throughout the world, from the United States to the hreart of darkest Africa, and in the spiritually parched nations of Communism - 160 countries, in more than 100 languages, wherever these modern Apostles knock on doors to preach their message. Truiumphant Kingdom takes the reader among the members of this dynamic and rapidly expanding religious movement, explaining their beliefs and practices and showing how their crusading religion affects and changes their lives.

Jehovah's Witnesses - The Global Kingdom
Author: Marley Cole Year Published: 1985 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Proguides Publishers Pages: 339 ISBN: 0961365714

This book is basically the second writing and updating of the book "Jehovah's Witnesses The New World Society" which was written by Marley Cole and was published by Vantage Press in 1955. During that year it made the best seller list with more than 60,000 copies sold. However, that book is now out of print and hence no longer available through the Watchtower Society as it once was, and no longer available in book stores. The author has now written this new book which includes the 1955 book verbatim, along with selecetd chapters from his 1957 sequel, "Triumphant Kingdom" which is also out of print. The preface of this most recent volume presents comments on developments since 1955 to bridge the lapse of time and prepare the current reader to appreciate the preserved historicity and facts as they were known at the time. The appendix, too, updates the information by presenting a frank and honest story of one bother's test and strengthened faith in regard to the year 1975.

Evolution and the Emperor's New Clothes
Author: N.J. Mitchell Year Published: 1983 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Roydon Publications Pages: 255 ISBN: 0946624003

This book presents added scientific evidence and quotations exposing evolution as false. New scientific findings are causing many scientists to reconsider the subject. Comparatively few books have been written which reflect the courage to challenge the theory of evolution. This is one of them. For inquiring readers, students, teachers, schools, libraries - anywhere additonal, well-documentd scientific facts are desired.

A History of Jehovah's Witnesses From A Black American Perspective
Author: Firpo W. Carr PH.D. Year Published: 1993 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: S.T.I.R. Pages: 507 ISBN: 0963129325

Questions of a sensitive nature are entertained and throughly explored in this comprhensive work, the first book of its kind in the modern day history of Jehovah's Witnesses. The Watchtower Society was first incorporated in the United States, a country where slavery, discrimination, segregation and racism have permeated its culture. The Society has an impeccable record in its stand on matters of race and treatment of Blacks. A product of extensive research, this book provides views and thought provoking answers on painful issues of race, religion and nationalism. It includes life stories and personal glimpses of famous black witnesses and their triumphs over racial barriers. A truly captivating book for the choosy yet avid reader. It's extensive forward is written by Marley Cole.

Head Of Gold
Author: Dalton Alexander Year Published: 1982 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Vantage Press Pages: 197 ISBN: 533050898

A land of impalements and idolatry, drunkeness and debauchery - such was Babylonia during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar. Yet here were brought a people of stupendous faith - the Hebrews of Jerusalem. How could they endure without losing their faith, their only hope, in this lush kingdom of voluptuous sin? Head of God is the story of a family attempting to keep their culture intact. There is the devout Jaakobah, keeping the Law while surrounded by blasphemers, the matriarch Hodesh, instilling a sense of obedience in her children, and Leah, the child lost in the desert. Finally there is the exquisite Tamar, the embodiment of all the spirit of her defiant race. Yet, it is she who commits the ultimate sin; she falls in love with a Babylonian. Dalton Alexander has created a vivid evocation of the life of the Hebrews during the Babylonian captivity. The characters are imbued with life; the plot will hold you breathless. Will Nebuchadnezzar's decadent country survive? Will Tamar escape the king's lust? Read Head of Gold and discover a world distant in time, yet close in its revelation of a people's indomitable spirit.

Jehovah's Witnesses In Canada - Champions Of Freedom Of Speech And Worship
Author: M. James Penton Year Published: 1976 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Publisher: Macmillan Company of Canada Pages: 388 ISBN: 0770513409

The history of religious descrimination and persecution in Canada is not particularly well known, and the Canadian Bill of Rights supports the popular view that discrimination of this sort does not exist. The facts are different. Canada cannot lay claim to an unblemished record. Legislation by both federal and provincial governments has often attacked religious minorities in its treatment of such issues as education, the right to vote, and conscription. Mennonites, Doukhobors, Hutterites, and others have suffered severely. More than any other group, however, Jehovah's Witnesses have felt the wrath of Canadian officialdom. As the only religious group to be outlawed in Canada since the British Conquest, their case is unique. The history of this often unpopular and misunderstood minority serves as an excellent study of Canada's official and unofficial attitudes towards the general issue of religious freedom dating from the days of Confederation. It also demonstrates how important a small minority can be in fighting to defend its own rights in a democratic society, and thereby bolstering the freedoms of others. This book examines all of these issues.

Referenced in the Watchtower January 1, 1977, page 11 and the 1979 Yearbook, page 94.


Theocracy in Malawi
Produced by: NA Year: 2007 Is the film maker a Witness: Yes
Director: NA Length: 75 minutes Format: DVD

A talk and slide program delivered by Cyril Goldstone from the Malawi Bethel Branch discussing the struggle of the brothers in Malawi

The Flood of Noah's Day Has Meaning for Us
Produced by: NA Year: 2007 Is the film maker a Witness: Yes
Director: NA Length: 46 minutes Format: DVD

A talk delivered by Paul Tyler discussing the flood of Noah's day using various models and charts.

A Tribute to Jehovah's Witnesses
Produced by: NA Year: 1940's Is the film maker a Witness: No
Director: NA Length: 6 minutes Format: DVD

This is a 6 minute video from a news source in the 1940's about the work Jehovah's Witnesses do. It includes street work and door to door phonograph work.

True Worship Triumphs in Malawi
Cyril Goldstone
Produced by: NA Year: 2006 Is the film maker a Witness: Yes
Director: NA Length: 95 minutes Format: DVD

Public Talk - March 16, 2002

This video was recorded at one stop in Brother Goldstone's tour.

Love Identifies the True Christian Congregation
Cyril Goldstone
Produced by: NA Year: 2006 Is the film maker a Witness: Yes
Director:NA Length: 56 minutes Format: DVD

Public Talk and Hospitality - March 17, 2002

These two videos were recorded at one stop in Brother Goldstone's tour.

(Also included is the hospitality shown to him in one of the Brother's home.)

Keep Faith and Hope Alive
Daniel Sydlik
Produced by: NA Year: 2006 Is the film maker a Witness: Yes
Director:NA Length: 114 minutes Format: DVD

Talk recorded in Los Angeles, USA, November 3, 1990

Maintain Spirituality by Feeding at Jehovah's Table
Daniel Sydlik
Produced by: NA Year: 2006 Is the film maker a Witness: Yes
Director: NA Length: 61 minutes Format: DVD

Talk recorded at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
Buckingham, PA, USA - Dec 20, 1998

Chalmette, LA Kingdom Hall Restoration
Produced by: C. Schulze Year: 2004 Is the film maker a Witness: Yes
Director: C.Schulze Length: 10 minutes Format: DVD

A before and after look at a Kingdom Hall clean up in Chalamette, LA. This Kingdom Hall was flooded during the Hurricane Katrina damage in the United States.

Isaiah 60:22
Produced by: Fred Richardson Year: 2005 Is the film maker a Witness: Yes
Director: Fred Richardson Length: 41 minutes Format: DVD

The Give God Glory International Convention held in Sydney, Australia was the result of 100 years of Kingdom Preaching. This remarkable story is told by Bill Hosking, a full-time servant of Jehovah for 30 years. He takes you back to the beginning and shows you a brief, but unique history of preaching the good news by Jehovah's Witnesses in Australia.

Jungle Preaching
Produced by: Greg Holland Year: 2004 Is the film maker a Witness: Yes
Director: Greg Holland Length: 58 minutes Format: DVD

The Bible prophesied that the Good News would be preached to "the ends of the Earth." (Acts 1:8) How are people reached in such places as deep in the Amazon Rain Forest? This video was filmed in 1994 in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador, South America. It gives us an idea of how many of our brothers and sisters are working hard to spread God's Word even in these remote areas. Includes highlights from the whole 8-day adventure. Nicely edited with music added in background throughout, and peppered with spoken experiences in the background as you watch Jehovah's breathtaking masterpiece (the Amazon rainforest).

Unbroken Will Captivates the United States
Produced by: Bernhard Rammerstorfer Year: 2006 Is the film maker a Witness: Yes
Director: Bernhard Rammerstorfer Length: 33 minutes Format: DVD

In his 100th year the Austrian Leopold Engleitner embarks on an exciting journey that takes him clear across the USA. As one of the world's oldest concentration camp survivors he captivates audiences in Washington, New York and Los Angeles with his “unbroken will”.

Leopold Engleitner, born 1905, refused to serve in the Nazi army because of his bible-trained conscience as one of Jehovah's Witnesses and his belief in freedom, decency and humanity. He was persecuted as a conscientious objector and tortured in three concentration camps. Through his courageous advocacy of peace and justice this ordinary man is an outstanding example of adherence to one's conscience. Engleitner provides impressive proof that age is no barrier to reaching remarkable goals. And on Malibu beach a long-held dream finally comes true ...

Unbroken Will
Produced by: Bernhard Rammerstorfer Year: 2004 Is the film maker a Witness: Yes
Director: Bernhard Rammerstorfer Length: 61 minutes + Format: DVD

This DVD is based on the book that is listed in the section above.

The DVD educative contains not only the full documentary (61 mins.) and an abridged version of it (27 mins.) but also five short films (8-15 minutes each) showing special events that took place from 1999-2003.

Coquitlam Kingdom Hall Dedication Weekend
Produced by: Ace Weems Productions Year: 2004 Is the film maker a Witness: Yes
Director: Ace Weems Productions Length: 240 minutes Format: DVD
Years of planning, designing, organizing and actual construction. Thousands of hours spent by hundreds of volunteers. All culminating in one glorious weekned in September. Come join us as we revisit the history, the construction and the dedication of the Coquitlam Kingdom Hall in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

Disc 1: Volunteer Appreciation Day
  • Interviews and Experiences
  • "Should You Accept Saul's Armour?" - David Splane
Disc 2: The Dedication
  • "Kingdom Advancement, Yesterday and Today"
  • "The Construction: A Visual History"
  • Dedication Talk - David Splane

Fear Not - Persecution and Resistance of Jehovah's Witnesses Under the Nazi Regime
Produced by: Drei Linden Film Year: 1997 Is the film maker a Witness: No
Director: Fritz Poppenberg Length: 92 minutes Format: VHS & DVD

The film tells about Jehovahs Witnesses who put the bibles principles, commandments and prophecies ahead of the Nazi regime laws. Despite terrible persecution men, women and even children belonging to the small religious community refused to heil Hitler as well as all other salutes, they refused both military service and work in connection with the manufacturing of military goods.

In stark contrast with the state churches, which supported Hitlers campaign of destruction, Jehovahs Witnesses were the ones to preserve the original Christian heritage through their courageous standing.

Follow Me - Jehovah's Witnesses Under the East German Regime
Produced by: Drei Linden Film Year: 1999 Is the film maker a Witness: No
Director: Fritz Poppenberg Length: 58 minutes Format: VHS & DVD

"Follow Me" recounts the unthinkable suffering men, women and children endured in the East German Communist state because of their Christian faith.

But just as the Nazis failed in their attempt to eliminate the Jehovah痴 Witnesses, the Communists were unable to wipe out this religious society and, with it, the message of the Bible.

In Grand Assembly
Produced by: Today's Life Television Year: 1988, 2003 Is the film maker a Witness: Yes
Director: Gregory Juaren Length: 58 minutes Format: VHS

In Grand Assembly presents an insightful look at the brotherhood and worldwide gatherings of millions of Jehovah's Witnesses. Why do their stadium gatherings attract so many Bible students? What does their message of God's Kingdom and Divine Justice really mean for listeners? Viewers are invited to learn the answers to these questions and so much more from Jehovah's Witnesses themselves as they proclaim their faith and love for their God as they gather together in grand assembly.

  • Informative interviews with convention overseers and Bible drama cast members
  • Spectacular water baptisms and interviews with newly baptized witnesses of Jehovah
  • Missionary interviews - Despite hardships and opposition these brave missionaries fearlessly preach in far away lands
  • The delegates - Interviews from those present that felt the immediate benefits of this powerful Divine Justice District Convention


The Story of the Photodrama of Creation
Author: MP Technologies Year: 2004 Is the author a Witness: Yes

This CD contains 57 minutes of the original motion picture portion of the Photo-Drama of Creation plus about 200 slides from the Drama. See several portions of the Bible presented in full costume drama. Also included on the CD is an electronic version of the Photo-Drama book.

Rutherford Phonograph Records 1934 - 1942
Author: Rutherford Records Year: 2004 Is the author a Witness: Yes

Recorded Bible discourses had a prominent role in the witnessing work during the 1930's and early 1940's. Each record was 78 rpm and was four and a half minutes in length. Upwards of 90 different discourses by the then president of the Society, J. F. Rutherford, were recorded on 150 different records and over a million were put to use. This CD contains over 100 of the Society's records that were released in the 1930's and 1940's. This represents over 15 hours of discourses by Rutherford and others.

Kingdom Scrapbook
Author: Kingdom Scrapbook Year: 2005 Is the author a Witness: Yes

A collection of newspapers articles covering many conventions from the 1940's to 1960's all scanned from the original newspapers. Nearly 600 MB of articles.

Discourses from Conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses
Author: Convention Talks Year: 2005 Is the author a Witness: Yes
1953 - New World Society Assembly
1955 - "Triumphant Kingdom" Assembly
1958 - Divine Will International Assembly

Conventions have become a regular feature of the modern-day organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Both national and international gatherings of worshipers of Jehovah have taken place throughout the 20th century. The conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses center on spiritual interests. To sincere observers these conventions give undeniable evidence that the Witnesses are united by strong ties of Christian brotherhood. Some of the largest convention of Jehovah's Witnesses occurred during the 1950's, with attendances in the hundreds of thousands.
This CD contains 24 spiritual discourses that were delivered at those conventions representing nearly 20 hours of talks. All these talks were mastered right from the original reel-to-reel tapes that were available for purchase from the Society once the conventions were over.

Jehovah's Witnesses In The News - 2004
Author: JWNEWSCD Year: 2004 Is the author a Witness: Yes

The activities of Jehovah's Witnesses have always been of interest to the media. Be it our preaching activity, our large conventions, or our firm stand people have always been fascinated by our work. And there has certainly been no dearth of new reports about our work. Jehovah's Witnesses in the News was originally a book I put together that showed most of the newspaper reports about Witnesses in my area only and that tome reached nearly 1000 pages. You can just imagine how much there is worldwide. I released the book in very limited numbers and copies sold for well over $100 each. Now that same information is available here electronically for a fraction of the cost along with many, many other pieces. You'll find over 1000 pages of newspaper articles about Jehovah's Witnesses along with articles from magazines, books, radio reports and interviews. This two CD set makes for fasinating reading.

  • Over 850 MB of data
  • Two high quality CD-Rs
  • DVD keepsake case to hold both CDs
  • Files presented in pdf, mp3, and html
  • pdfs are printable

District Conventions Of Jehovah's Witnesses 1931-2003
Author: Bernard Grant Year: 2004 Is the author a Witness: Yes

This CD contains a wealth of information surrounding the district conventions held by Jehovah's Witnesses each year. Starting in 1931 and the historic convention at Columbus. Ohio, where on Sunday, July 26th, the name Jehovah's Witnesses was adopted, the CD then goes year by year passing some of the most memorable conventions of modern times, 1946, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1955 and 1958 which had the largeest audience ever for a public talk, with 253,922 listening to Brother Knorr give the discourse entitled "God's Kingdom Rules - Is The World's End Near?" at Yankee Stadium, New York City, which you can hear in full on the CD.

You will also find pictures of virtually every publication released at these conventions, you will find references to lead you to the magazine articles containing material of the talks given, featured too are pictures of almost all the convention programs, many of the delegate badges and talk invites.

Special features are included: read the full text of the 1931 adoption of the name Jehovah's Witnesses, read a history of the first 60 years of the Theocratic Ministry School first set up in April 1943 at the "Call to Action" convention, read about "information marching", learn about the use of the phonograph in the ministry. You will also find a chart of the peak publishers and Memorial attendances for most of the years covered by the CD. There are also a number of sound clips, announcements for book releases, the public talk mentioned above as well as a help section to guide you through the use of the CD.


New Earth Beats
Author: Nancy C. Avritt Year: 2006 Is the author a Witness: Yes

Stuck in traffic? Need some cheering up? Tired of this old system? Then get your mind on the New Earth! New Earth Beats is a musical portrait of our hope and unique appreciation for this planet and its Grand Creator. There are nine songs and three instrumentals. Song titles include: Animal Creation, Nuevo Mundo, Meerkat Sunrise, Time for the Tiger, He Will Not Forget You, and many more upbeat themes. This CD provides enough rhythms, smooth harmonies, and meaningful lyrics to get you through a 74 minute traffic jam!

Road of Life
Author: Larry Retallack Year: 2007 Is the author a Witness: Yes

Relallack's music is punctuated by sounds of nature and rustic vocals that will take you on a spiritual journey that not only uplifts, but refreshes. Contemplative music that speaks to the heart, at the same time, brings back pleasant reminders of our Great Creator. The relaxed and energizing guitar rhythms that permeate Retallack's songs are reminiscent of a country kind of day.

Last Night I Dreamed of Paradise
Author: Johnny Santiago Year: 2007 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Eight songs based on theocratic themes.
Track listing:
  • Last Night
  • Hold On
  • Lead Me
  • The Best Time For A Change
  • Let Me Be The One
  • Son Of Man
  • Pack Your Bags
  • The Fall Of Babylon

New Earth Songs
Author: Nancy C. Avritt Year: 2006 Is the author a Witness: Yes
If you love the earth, the animals, and all things natural, and if you love songs about the changes that are soon to come, this CD is for you! You will hear a variety of sounds with the vocals, including piano, guitar, violin, flute, panpipes, marimba, and bongos.
Partial song listing:
  • Serengeti
  • Gentle Creatures
  • The Land
  • The Web Of Life
  • Ocean

See You In Paradise
Author: Danel Heise Year: 2006 Is the author a Witness: Yes
Homegrown warmth and love are the appeal portrayed in this unique CD. The listener senses the impact of truths recently learned or long embraced and feels drawn closer to the God of hope. A bit of humor here and there will bring on a smile. The resurrection promise alluded to will bring a tear.
Partial song listing:
  • What I Find
  • Big Dog on a Little Chain
  • For My Love
  • Critical Times
  • Heart of Gold
  • See You in Paradise
  • Fallen Nazirite
  • Awareness

Open Road
Author: Gary Alt Year: 2006 Is the author a Witness: Yes

From the composer:
"It's a collection of 20 original songs, all of which take place in the new system. Here's the theme: I'm traveling in the system and meeting brothers and sisters I've never met before. Each one welcomes me and shares their unique experience or what they appreciate most about the new system. Included are songs like Up From the Dust, which is sung by someone who appreciates the privilege of studying with resurrected ones. Then there's Some Way, which is sung from the standpoint of one of those resurrected ones who appreciates learning the truth for the first time. Open Eyes evokes the emotions of a sister whose eyesight is restored. And Sarim is a funky number about meeting princes from the pages of the Bible; you might find a little humor in there, too. Musical styles include folk, pop, funk-jazz, Irish, blues, Latin. Apart from three songs which I sing, all vocal performances are by guest brothers and sisters from NY, NJ and NC."

Songs For Sharing
Author: Brendan V. Owens Year: 1989 Is the author a Witness: Yes

A CD collection of Bible based songs for children written and performed by a brother.

Song listing:
  • A Special Friendship
  • That's All There Is To Life
  • Sharing and Giving
  • When The Paradise Comes
  • Close Your Eyes (Lullaby)
  • Forever Calls Your Name
  • A Time To Choose
  • Pay Day
  • Sing Louder
  • A Way To Stay Alive

Bible Songs
Author: Brendan V. Owens Year: 1987 Is the author a Witness: Yes

A CD collection of Bible based songs for children written and performed by a brother.

Song listing:
  • The Story of Noah
  • How Did They Get Here?
  • Time For Activity
  • Happy Times
  • Dream Tonight (Lullaby)
  • True Love
  • Playing In The Paradise
  • Doing Things My Father's Way
  • Genesis To Revelation
  • The Twelve Apostles

Heartening Songs for Critical Times
Author: Nancy C. Avritt Year: 2001 Is the author a Witness: Yes
These songs express what we are facing now, where we are in the stream of time, things we treasure, grief, and our wonderful hope. Two of the songs include lyrics in Spanish. You will enjoy Nancy's vocals and harmonies accompanied by a variety of instrument sounds and styles.
Partial song listing:
  • Ships Of Faith
  • Headlines Of Tomorrow
  • Thief In The Night
  • Your Spiritual Heritage
  • No One Likes To Be Different
  • Longtime Christians
  • No More Tears
  • Read The Bible Daily
  • To Endure

Praise The King
Author: Ashton Year: 2005 Is the author a Witness: Yes
A smooth blend of lyrically driven folk-rock ballads. The lyrics seek to express heart-felt appreciation for our Grand Creator, Jehovah, and the many blessings he provides. The music has a nice contemporary sound that appeals to adults as well as teen-agers.
Track listing:
  • Give Me Strength
  • You've Got A Friend
  • Praise The King
  • Sign Of The Times
  • Winners Never Quit
  • The Only Hope
  • By My Side
  • Get To Know Jehovah
  • Someone Like You

Alien's Heart
Author: Gary Alt Year: 2001 Is the author a Witness: Yes
12 original theocratic songs sung by a brother and his three children. Musical styles include folk, blues, reggae and Irish. (CD).
Partial song listing:
  • Feel the Real Life
  • Paradise, When We're Together Again
  • Bible Verse Memory Song
  • Raise Your Eyes
  • Plains of Megiddo
  • No One Likes To Be Different
  • Believe the Wind in the Trees
  • Listen (I've Got Good News for You)
  • Burning Bones
  • Halfway To Two

It's About The Kids
Author: Gary Alt Year: 2004 Is the author a Witness: Yes
23 original theocratic songs especially for children of Jehovah痴 Witnesses, from toddlers to teens, but friends of all ages will enjoy them. Over seventy minutes of music covering a variety of musical styles. (CD).
Partial song listing:
  • Good News
  • When We're in Jehovah's Paradise
  • Into the Ark!
  • Pray It Away
  • Piece of the New World
  • The Secret Person of the Heart
  • Brooklyn Bound
  • The Friends I Choose
  • Marching to the New World
  • If It Is To Be

The Promise
Author: Kent Morrill Year: 1995 Is the author a Witness: Yes
A collection of Bible based songs written and performed by a brother (CD).
Song listing:
  • Live Forever
  • The Dragon
  • The Riddle Song
  • She Has Fallen
  • Dawning Light
  • The Lost Paradise
  • Blind Man Indeed
  • A New World
  • Don't Let Me Wander
  • Think It Over