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Captive of a Concept
on 24 February 2011
In a brilliant stroke of irony, this book is itself a 'captive of a concept'.
Captive that is to its sole concept - which is repeated endlessly for 147 pages - that the beliefs which Jehovah's Witnesses held in spring 1919 were wrong, therefore all other Jehovah's Witness doctrine ever since is wrong. QED.
The book is rather poorly written, and would be best described as a bit of a rant. There are many reasons why a rational person might recoil from the Jehovah's Witness organisation in horror, but you won't find them set out here.
If you are a fundamentalist Christian who delights in demonising a fellow group of fundamentalist Christians (for that's what JW's are), you might enjoy this book. But if you want a rational, balanced and ultimately far more disturbing analysis, I suggest you try Andrew Holden's book 'Jehovah's Witnesses: Portrait of a Contemporary Religious Movement'.