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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Books (1 Aug. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801077397
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801077395
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nigel V on 26 May 2013
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This a great tool for those for whom it is intended in a study of topical subjects as suggested by the name of the book. It is not as thorough as it could be but a great start for those who want to engage in the kind of dialogue it entails.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By a Christian family on 14 Oct. 2010
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I am not a fan of "how to witness" books; I believe that the main problem with this sort of guides is that the Scriptures are often used as a weapon to attack cultists, rather than as a tool to lead them to Jesus' salvation.
Witnessing is an important duty in every Christian's life, but I believe that the Bible should never be used to attack; if the Bible is used in such a way, its freeing power will lose its effect.
However, I think that reading books such as this one could be useful to gather as much information on cults as possible before witnessing.
This book is a collection of Bible verses commonly misquoted by Jehovah's Witnesses to prove their doctrines, followed by the same Scripture correctly interpreted in order to refute their erroneous teaching.
David A. Reed's strategy to lead the Witness to Christ includes:
1)showing them contradictory teachings published in old Watchtower's publications in order to help them realize that the Watchtower is not "God's channel of communication";
2)once the Witness starts to question the Watchtower's authority, reason verse-by-verse through the various arguments they previously believed to support their doctrine.
This book is designed to help you with the second point.
Personally, I am not convinced of this organized approach, as I believe that, if you ask Jesus in prayer, He will give you words and wisdom to answer Jehovah's Witnesses.
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17 of 30 people found the following review helpful By P. Mehrshahi on 21 Feb. 2001
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I have been working for a long time with the elders of Jehova's Witnesses who come round every week, and without the help of this book I would have found it not as easy. I truely recomend it to anyone who is serious about ministering to the JW's. It is very well written, and easy to follow.
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47 of 56 people found the following review helpful
Jehovah's Witnesses Answered Verse by Verse 4 Jan. 2007
By Debbie Ripley - Published on
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All in all, I was disappointed in this book. I left the religion after 45 years so I know the teachings well. Many of David Reed's comments on the verses were not proven with enough conviction that you could actually answer a Witness with his thoughts.

He has a lot of opinions, but without biblical backing the Witnesses would not even question their beliefs. I have trouble believing he was ever a devout Witness.

All of us have opinions, but without scriptural support, a Witness would not listen.

I believe the books by Ray Franz have much more force since he was on their Governing Body and wrote much of the literature. I really enjoyed his two books and believe what he said.
45 of 57 people found the following review helpful
You NEED this book! 27 Sept. 1997
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David Reed's book is a powerful tool in the hands of Bible believers who need to know what to say to a Jehovah's Witness who is bent on pushing the Watchtower's interpretation of Scripture. Mr. Reed exposes the New World Translation of the Bible as a perversion in a short, but concise chapter that every Christian should read. Another chapter gives a brief but crystal clear summation of the Watchtower's interpretation of various doctrines and eschatological events. The real beauty of Mr. Reed's book is his ability to reveal what the witnesses will say when they are on my front porch, and what my response will be if I am to reach them for Christ. I was glad that I had I read it when I was visited last Saturday Morning by some people from the local kingdom hall. Mr. Reed's book is simple to read yet extremely informative.
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False Reviews 1 May 2003
By Jezzabel Sulun - Published on
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I thought I should inform people looking for contorversial literature on Jehovah's Witnesses that a reviewer who claims to be "A Reader" from America, or various cities or states, is really a JW. He or she claims to be have been investigating the Jehovah's Witness cult, then was given these books. Well, this person has put pretty much the same review for almost all controversial literature on JWs on this site, and many other online sites. This person has not read all these books.
23 of 30 people found the following review helpful
A very good resource on JW use of Scripture 18 Jun. 2001
By Gary F. Zeolla - Published on
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This book begins with a short introduction. It then has short chapters outlining the basic teachings of the Watchtower and critiquing the Watchtower's "New World Translation." Then the bulk of the book is an index of verses from both the Old and New Testaments that are relevant to JWs. Then the last three chapters contain a short outline of Watchtower history, "Techniques for Sharing the Gospel with Jehovah's Witnesses," and Reed's testimony of how he came out of the Watchtower.
The verse-by-verse evaluations are excellent. The cover both verses JWs cite that they claim support their doctrines and verses showing that their doctrines are false. For the former, Reed gives a concise explanation of how the JWs are misusing the verse. For the latter, Reed explains what doctrine of the Watchtower the verse refutes and why.
This is a very helpful resource to have around when a person gets "stumped" by something a JW says. He or she can look up the verse in this book and be prepared for the next time. And the JW, if he or she is open enough to listen, can see what "the other side" has to say about important verses.
The opening and closing short chapters also contain helpful information. But given their brevity they do not provide a lot of detail. For further study on such subjects one would have to consult other books. But Reed's testimony is very interesting.
Reed's companion book "Answering Jehovah's Witnesses: Subject by Subject," would be another helpful resource to have around. It provides further details on subjects addressed in this book. And for additional Biblical study on subjects relevant to JWs, consult my book "Scripture Workbook: For Personal Bible Study and Teaching the Bible." It contains three chapters on the Trinity and one on various other Watchtower teachings.
20 of 26 people found the following review helpful
once lost 18 Feb. 2005
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I grew up a Jehovah's Witness. At 17 years old, I began searching for the love of God which I had not yet found. Asking Jesus to live in your heart is the only way to truly understand what the Holy Spirit reveals to us through the Bible. I found this book extremely helpful to understand scriptures that had been twisted and that I had been brainwashed to believe. This is a great book that will aide you in coming to your own conclusion on what the Bible says, not what the Watchtower Society wants you to believe it says.
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