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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 15 August 2013
Not wanting to give anything away, I started reading this book & couldn't put it down as I wanted to find out what happens next. ..Love how it jumps back & forth. It's so well written & amusing in parts. I've never been a Jehovah's Witness, although I know quite a bit about them & it's great how the author explains parts that non witnesses would comprehend. It truly is a great insight into life inside the tower as a young man. An eye opener to many & I'd definitely recommend it to others whether you're a Jehovah's Witness or not.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 29 August 2013
this man covers sad and upseting stuff with laughter speaking as an ex jw of 30yrs service i thank him for the infomation on bethel no big supprise for me as i have raymond franze books but this is a more up to date book and helps to reconise its not changed one bit, will they ever have any feelings for the millions of people that are very brain washed all the hurt familys go through mine as well when you try to leave, they do have an accounting one day remember watchtower when one finger in pointing to someone THREE are pointint back at you just to turn the tables on them lol good luck Brock hope you sell many and open many eyes, jan south coast of England
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 4 February 2014
What is life like in Bethel?

Having served at the UK Bethel I know, and reading this account of life in the Brooklyn Bethel in the early 1980s it brought many memories of that world back.

If you want an insiders view of what it is like to be a Jehovah's Witness and in particular to serve in their headquaters, then I'd thoroughly recommend this book. Packed with anecdotes and often hilarious stories it serves as a great insight into this world.

Thoroughly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 13 February 2014
I have just finished reading the kindle version of this book. Value for money or what! I wished I had read it, it 30 years ago. It is sad that the writer had to experience the nightmare of Bethel working life. What is good, is he left the cult and was able to write about the experience without looking back. What I particularly enjoyed was throughout this experience, the writer was a thinker, who had his own moral compass and value system. He stood up for what was right and wrong. He admits his mistakes and revels in his decision to create a better life for himself. He challenges the circles of power and looks for answers.
If this helps just one JW from having a tormented life then, its done its job. I suspect however, it will help more than just one, wake up, reflect and move on.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 24 December 2013
just finished reading this book and found it thoroughly entertaining. it is well written and vary interesting to read about life at Bethel, the Headquarters of the Jehovah's Witnesses organization, where the Governing Body are also located. I am currently studying with the Jehovah's Witnesses but like to see both sides of the coin, hence why I have read this book and others like it. I couldn't help but wonder if there was some poetic license in the telling of the tale as some of it seems quite over the top. It has not convinced me to stop studying with the Jehovah's Witnesses but I did enjoy reading it.

No proplems reading it on the Kindle Fire HDX.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 February 2014
Not all those who leave controversial religious groups are embittered. Brock Talon certainly isn’t. He has written quite a hilarious book dealing with life at the Watch Tower Society’s Brooklyn Bethel during the 1980s. The people he works with, including some members of the Governing Body, really come alive in his account.

Some reviewers have commented on Talon’s emphasis on sex. However, this is an important part of one’s growing up, and Talon is presenting the reader with this aspect of Bethel life, as he experienced it. Journey to God’s House is honest, informative, and highly entertaining.
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on 28 March 2015
I read other reviews with interest before going ahead and buying this book, mainly because other books I have come across generally critical of JW's have often displayed obvious bias, exaggerations, inaccuracies or just plain false information. Like the author, I have once been a JW, in full-time ministry, as well as having worked in one of "God's Houses", a Bethel, albeit in a different country. I also happen to share some of the time period (early 80's) with the author.

I am happy with the book, as it exhibits clear "insider knowledge" of the beliefs, jargon and attitudes prevalent in that environment and withing "God's Organization" as it was often referred to within the world-wide congregations of JW's.

I have found it quite enjoyable for the style of writing, which is down to earth and humorous as well as direct and unapologetic. I share the author's belief that there were many wonderful individuals that we came across in our service, but there were as many uninspiring ones, and some downright unpleasant ones. Some may have "loved" to be in Bethel, and many have spent decades or their whole life there. However for many others, it has been as it was for the author and me too.

As for one other criticism of this book, in another review: that there is too much about sex in the book, I have to disagree. As a young man at the time, with raging hormones as the author put it, it was a major source of conflict between life as it is, and what was expected of you.

I greatly enjoyed this book, and recommend it as an unbiased and genuine insider account. As the saying goes: "It takes one (me) to know one (the author). Thank you Brock!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 4 February 2014
I've read a fair few personal accounts by Jehovah's Witnesses, and this is one of the more interesting and thoughtful. I'd be interested to read more of the author's spiritual journey.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 13 March 2014
I enjoyed the humour used to bring home the facts about a dangerous and destructive cult - a different take on the recovery process of so many.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 5 July 2014
A good read. Enjoyed it. Right from the start he was not cut out for the job. Steamed ..he started on the wrong foot well written
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