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A book about a child's experience being raised in a Jehovah's Witness home:

Brenda Lee, "Out of the Cocoon: A young woman's courageous flight from the grip of a religious cult," Robert D. Reed, (2006). Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store You can pre-order an autographed copy from the author's web site at: http://www.outofthecocoon.net

The book deals with the personal story Brenda Lee whose parents joined the Jehovah's Witnesses. She experienced difficulty with the very high religious demands placed on her and her family by the Witnesses which ultimately led to her parents shunning (disowning) her. The author writes:

"Brenda emerges from her cocoon and struggles to take flight. As she tries to fit into society as a young adult, she learns some startling things about her family, this 'wicked world,' and herself. In time, she learns to forgive not only those who tormented her, but also the mother who disowned her."

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Other books about the Jehovah's Witnesses

The Amazon.com online bookstore's data base lists the following books about the WTS.

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Historical information:

bullet Stan Milosevic's "Theocratic Library" contains a list of Bible study material linked to the Jehovah' Witnesses. See: http://www.theocraticlibrary.com/

bullet"Watchtower Documents LLC" lists dozens of historical documents from 1843 to 2008. See: http://www.watchtowerdocuments.com/

Pro-WTS Internet resources:

There seem to be relatively few WWW sites maintained by Jehovah's Witnesses. The group has apparently restricted Internet participation by its members (ref. Kingdom Ministry, 1995-SEP).

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The official web site of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania is at: http://jw.org Three earlier official web sites were consolidated into that site.

bullet The Public Affairs Office of the WTS had a web site for their "news releases, faqs, backgrounders, religious freedom issues, etc." News is now available on their main web site at: http://www.jw.org/en/news/

bulletA web site which lists the Jehovah's Witness' postal addresses is at: http://www.afn.org/~witness/wtbts.html

bulletAn excellent, balanced, information page in support of the Witnesses is at: http://jehovah.to/

bulletJoel Elliott has written a fascinating article on the special theocratic language of Jehovah's Witnesses at: http://www.unc.edu/

bullet"Tom Sheepandgoats" sponsors a blog that is supportive of Jehovah's Witnesses at http://carriertom.typepad.com/

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Anti-WTS information resources, blogs and forums:

There are many WWW sites established by ex-Jehovah's Witnesses or non-Jehovah's Witnesses. Some are humorous, others critical, a few downright paranoid:

bullet Jehovah's Witnesses Discussion Forum describes themselves as: "The place to discuss anything relating to Jehovah's Witnesses and the WatchTower Bible and Tract Society... or just make new friends!" See:http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/

bullet Beyond Jehovah's Witnesses is one of the more objective and gentle ex-JW web sites See: http://isaaccarmignani.blogspot.ca/

bulletJoel Elliott has a personal home page which includes excerpts from his university dissertation project on the Witnesses. See: http://www.unc.edu/~elliott/ 

bulletE-Watchman is a massive web site by Robert King, a long-time Jehovah's Witness. It features essays, questions and answers, commentaries, current events, and criticisms of the WTS. See: http://e-watchman.com

bulletEx-Jehovah's Witness Forum and Recovery Site is a support and friends forum for ex-Jehovah's Witnesses, for those considering leaving, and for those interested in the faith group. See: http://exjehovahswitnessforum.yuku.com

bulletFree Minds, Inc has a website called Watchers of the Watchtower World at: http://www.freeminds.org/

bulletJesus-Witnesses is a mailing list for Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses and other interested people (Christian or non-Christian). To subscribe, contact: caesar@world.std.com
 
bullet Progressive Alternative Network for JWs & XJWs is a liberal web site directed to JWs. It rejects sexism, homophobia, and extreme conservative Christianity. See: http://www.angelfire.com/

bullet The Secular Web's essay: "Giving the Jehovah's Witnesses a Broadside" is at: http://www.infidels.org/
 
bulletThe Watchtower Observer is a massive site (over 100 M bytes) which is critical of Jehovah's Witnesses: http://watchtower.observer.org

bullet The Watchtower Victims Memorial was a Web site "dedicated to the memory of Jehovah's Witnesses and their minor children who died as a result of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society's organizational decrees banning blood transfusions, organ transplants and skin grafts (1967-1980), and vaccinations, and discouraging care by psychiatrists and psychologists -- as well as other individuals whose deaths due to suicide, abandonment, etc., are attributable to the Watchtower Society." See: http://watchtower-blood.org/

bulletDanny Haszard maintains an anti-Witness attack web site at: http://www.dannyhaszard.com

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