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Awakening of a Jehovah's Witness: Escape from the Watchtower Society By DianeWilson Jerry Bergman,

  • Title: Awakening of a Jehovah's Witness: Escape from the Watchtower Society
  • Author: DianeWilson Jerry Bergman
  • ISBN: 9781573929424
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This tale of mind control, the use of fear to manipulate vulnerable people, and final escape from a suffocating cult environment is a revealing expose of a secretive contemporary sect, as well as a true psychological thriller Diane Wilson spent twenty five precious years of her life, first becoming indoctrinated by the dogma of the Watchtower Society, and then strugglingThis tale of mind control, the use of fear to manipulate vulnerable people, and final escape from a suffocating cult environment is a revealing expose of a secretive contemporary sect, as well as a true psychological thriller Diane Wilson spent twenty five precious years of her life, first becoming indoctrinated by the dogma of the Watchtower Society, and then struggling to free herself from its pervasive, intimidating clutches In this probing, brutally honest assessment, Wilson describes how a childhood of psychological abuse and lack of self confidence rendered her vulnerable to the seductive doctrines of the Jehovah s Witnesses What she reveals about the goings on within the closed Watchtower Society will shock the average person who assumes the polite, well dressed people who pass out leaflets are much like any other conservative religious group Wilson contends that membership in the Jehovah s Witnesses requires obedience bordering on psychological enslavement and complete suppression of individuality Her engrossing memoir will be of great interest to former Witnesses, students of cult phenomena, and anyone who has ever had contact with Jehovah s Witnesses.
    Awakening of a Jehovah s Witness Escape from the Watchtower Society This tale of mind control the use of fear to manipulate vulnerable people and final escape from a suffocating cult environment is a revealing expose of a secretive contemporary sect as well as a tr

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    1. This book leaves no doubt in my mind that the Jehovah s Witnesses are a cult After being visited by a JW couple last month, I have not been able to get them out of my head and have been searching for information This book, written by an ex Witness, reveals that the Watchtower Society is an organization of manipulation and control, all done in the name of God It tells some of the JW theology, but is mostly a personal account of one woman s experience with the organization This book will help you [...]

    2. I learned a lot about the Watchtower Society and about Jehovah witnesses by reading this book I knew that they were a cult, but I didn t know quite how bad they were It turns out that a lot of people have died because of their often changing views on blood transfusions, vaccines, and other life saving medical care The author s journey was very compelling, and though at times I had a hard time understanding how she could ve been so entrapped into the system, and so fanatical, even to the point of [...]

    3. Everything you did not want to knowI felt like I was at the therapy session I feel bad for any therapist that has to live through repetition repetition repetition of why she could not leave Jehovah s Witness I understand that she had childhood trauma to overcome before she could leave the group, the abuse she suffered at her mothers hand sounds horrible However the book was not well written, and could ve used half as many pages to get her message across.

    4. Diane Wilson s account of her experience inside the Jehovah s Witness religion is not an easy read Part of the reason it s so disturbing is the sheer insanity of the religion itself, Wilson s anger doesn t improve the reading it s easy to see which issues remain sore spots for Wilson and her writing can become a bit tiresome for readers who don t need entire chapters devoted to an explanation of how diluted JW doctrine is Nonetheless, her tangents are well researched and she provides clear notes [...]

    5. My recent reading trends have been geared toward outskirt religions, typically called Cults Diana Wilson provided some very profound arguments as to how the Watchtower Society functions, and how many of their rulings which are said to be coming from God s Organization have contradicted themselves over the years Not only does Wilson make these sound arguments, she provides the annotated proof from the Watchtower Society literature where it was written She gives her account of how she both entered [...]

    6. It seems that Diane was extremely gullible, and made some really bad mistakes and decisions but takes no personal responsibilty for puting herself in the position of victim She constantly rails against the rediculous, unreasonable and sometimes dangerous teachings, and often states that didn t make sense to me , yet at the same time she didn t question the whole Armageddon thing For 20 odd years she based her life around the upcoming soul chilling terror that will spread through the masses , the [...]

    7. I ve read several cult escapee survivor victim memoirs lately, and I got about 50 pages into this one when I just couldn t do it any When Diane refuses Rho GAM shot to ensure her unborn baby s health, and agonized about going through the life saving tubal ligation surgery, I put the book down I ve read it all before She s going to twist herself into knots, suffer, and see the hypocrisy of the leadership time and again before it finally starts to dawn on her that they are controlling and damaging [...]

    8. too repetitive for me whilst it did explain what I wanted to know about the beliefs of these people, I think it was aimed at those people within the organisation with doubts about the religion for a Wordly non believer like me The first 4 or 5 chapters were than enough to explain the belief system and how the organisation is was run I skimmed most of it after that Didn t enjoy it but it did answer my questions

    9. My whole life I have been shocked of how the Jehovah s Witness organization brainwashes and abuses people My father was the only one in his family to escape and the only one to move on to a brighter and happier and no longer abusive life They are such hateful people They have no happiness and joy Hopefully with the help of the Holy Spirit the author s husband will one day walk away from the organization, also if he hasn t already.

    10. The author s story is fascinating and disturbing As my brother is a Jehovah s Witness, the book had clarified, though disturbed me in regards to my brother s behavior and attitudes I thought there was too much repetition in it, I would have liked to know about what the author, Diane Ricks did after leaving the Watchtower Society Did she go to college Find a better job Take up new hobbies I am assuming that she and her husband split up.

    11. I found good info here about the JW It was highly repetitive though and I lost interest I ended up skimming a couple of chapters It wasn t a bad book, just not what I had expected I was interested in her journey than the dry facts from Watchtower literature.

    12. i dont really care about her awakening fact i do believe she s made up a TON of this shite she says has gone onor she s truly fallen in with the craziest faction or.methingof said jehovah s witnessess and allbut hey it was there, ill finish it eventually.

    13. WowEven though the book doesn t have any references after the early 90s, it was still very informative I almost thought maybe she was a member of the congregation that I once attended my parents still do Thank you for telling us your story.

    14. Excellent research into a pretty horrible example of religious abuse, I feel so sad for people trapped in such a psychologically damaging world.

    15. It was very interesting to read Shows the intensity and grip of the religion on it s followers Crazy insight into how the denomination works.

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