I Was Raised a Jehovah's Witness, 4th Edition

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This is the personal story of Joe B. Hewitt who escaped from the Watchtower Cult. The first half of the book is a narrative of how the author came to the realization that he had been lied to and had repeated lies to others, how, after he left the Jehovah’s Witnesses his mother was forced to declare him dead and to shun him.

He tells of his call into the ministry and experiences dealing with Jehovah’s Witnesses. The book refutes the peculiar doctrines of the Watchtower Society such as: denial of the deity of Jesus Christ; denial of his literal and physical resurrection; denial of the Christian’s hope of heaven; denial of the existence of hell; and many others.

Hewitt also refutes the Watchtower’s peculiar rules that Jehovah’s Witnesses are required to live by, including prohibiting them from celebrating Christmas. A section: “Why Celebrate Christmas?” gives Biblical reasons for celebrating Christmas.
1st Edition, 1979, Accent Books, Denver, sold 40,000 copies; 2nd Edition 1983, translated into Chinese, China Sunday School Association, Taiwan; 3rd Edition, Kregel Books, Grand Rapids, sales with 1st Edition totaled 45,000 copies. After the book went out of print, the 1st and 3rd Editions continued to sell as Kindle books on Amazon.

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