Recommended resources for ex-JW's

 

Below are recommended resources for anyone who has ever been associated with the watchtower. After leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses, it is common to have doubts about God, the Bible, the trinity or where to go next. If there are any other topics you’d like resources on, feel free to contact us at info@goodnewsforjws.com 

 

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Reasoning from the Scriptures with the Jehovah’s Witnesses by Ron Rhodes.

Ron Rhodes provides a biblical approach to challenge the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses from the scriptures. This book is the most recommended for anyone who wants clarity on the trinity, salvation, soul-sleep, the name Jehovah and any other teachings of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

 

How to Leave Jehovah’s Witnesses with no Harm to Yourself and your Family by Dan Bergher.

Dan Bergher was a Jehovah’s Witness for over 25 years and discovered different ways to leave the Jehovah’s Witnesses during that time. In only 120 pages, Dan provides 5 different ways to choose from if you are looking to leave the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Following Dan’s step-by-step advice can lead to yourself and your family leaving the organization unharmed.

 

Crisis of Conscience by Raymond Franz.

There is no better book on exposing the organization than Crisis of Conscience. Raymond Franz was a member of the governing body for 9 years and witnessed first-hand the double standards and lies of the governing body. In a little over 600 pages, he takes his readers through the events and history of the watchtower without showing bitterness towards the organization.

 

The Existence of God

I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist by Frank Turek and Norman Geisler

This book is by far the best beginner’s guide on atheism. The authors break down each section step-by-step for their readers so anyone can see that it takes a lot more faith to be an atheist than it takes to be a Christian. The questions the answer include: (1) Does Truth Exist? (2) Does God Exist? (3) Are Miracles Possible? and (4) Is the New Testament True? If you’re having doubts about the existence of God and are looking for an easy to understand guide, look no further. (This is also available for DVD at Crossexmined.org).

Signature in the Cell by Stephen C. Meyer

Signature in the Cell is a powerful resource in the debate on evolution vs. intelligent design. Meyer presents a scientific case that the human body is designed and exposes the belief that life comes from non-life and that it is also mathematically unimaginable.

Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts by Craig Keener

This two-volume set is arguably the best we have available to us on miracles. Keener takes on the challenge of David Hume and also goes out of his was to give references to check the evidence out for ourselves. There are also former atheists who admitted they could not debunk all the evidence for miracles Keener put forth. In over 1200 pages, this easy to read set gives readers all the evidence they need in order to know that a miracle worker exists.

 

The Bible

Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh & Sean McDowell.

This book is specifically written to equip Christians to defend their beliefs. The authors present arguments on why everyone should believe the Bible is supernatural and how it was translated correctly. It is vastly informative, so it is not made to be speed through. (Also available in DVD from amazon).

Scientific Facts in the Bible: 100 Reasons to Believe the Bible is Supernatural in Origin by Ray Comfort

People of all ages can appreciate the simple approach by Comfort. He lays out the scientific facts that were written in the Bible centuries before they were ever discovered. The accuracy and detail of these facts written in the Bible long ago only leads to the conclusion that these men got their information from another source when they wrote the Bible.

Questioning the Bible: 11 Major Challenges to the Bible’s Authority by Jonathan Morrow

Jonathan Morrow answers the most common objections to the Bible in a way that is understandable for anyone. If you are looking for clarity to the challenges that have been brought forth by skeptics, this book is for you.

 

Counseling

Newlife.com

New Life is a non-profit organization that is equipped to help those dealing with hurts from the past, addictions, anxiety, fear, depression, marriage, parenting and a number of other topics. Their radio show is Monday-Friday and the previous episodes can be downloaded from their podcast New Life Live with Steve Arterburn. They also assist with finding recovery groups and counselors in your area.

 

Drcloud.com

Dr. Henry Cloud is a New York Times bestselling author that started getting into psychology in 1987. He has written over 40 books that have added up to over 20 million sold books and is also best known for his book Boundaries. He is also the host of the podcast The Boundaries.me Podcast with five new episodes a week.

 

Financial advice

The Dave Ramsey Show

Dave Ramsey is a New York Times best-selling author and best known for his book Total Money Makeover. He is the founder and host of The Dave Ramsey Show that airs Monday through Friday for three hours each day where Dave takes calls from people around the world seeking financial advice. The Dave Ramsey Show can also be seen live on his website or downloaded by podcast.

Websites

michaeljfelker.com

docbob.org

towerwatch.com

carm.org

alwaysbeready.com

crossexamined.org

str.org

seanmcdowell.org