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I Was Raised a Jehovah's Witness, 4th Edition

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I Was Raised a Jehovah’s Witness is the personal story of Joe B. Hewitt who escaped from the Watchtower Cult at age 15. The first half of the book is a narrative of how the author came to the realization that he had been lied to and had repeated lies to others. He explains the heartbreak of being shunned. After he left the Jehovah’s Witnesses his mother was forced to declare him dead and to shun him.
This biography narrates Hewitt’s journey from spiritual bondage to spiritual limbo to Christian liberty, his call to the ministry, and his 39 years of pastoral ministry. It also has accounts of many Jehovah’s Witnesses Hewitt encountered that later escaped the Watchtower mind control and became joyful Christians. He also presents a point by point refutation of the peculiar doctrines of the Watchtower Society such as: denial of the deity of Jesus Christ; denial of his literal and physical resurrection; and denial of the Christian’s hope of heaven. A brief section, “Rational Proof for the Existence of Hell,” and an explanation of the Trinity will help any Christian’s understanding.
1st Edition of I Was Raised a Jehovah’s Witness, was published in 1979, by Accent Books, Denver, sold 40,000 copies; 2nd Edition 1983, translated into Chinese, China Sunday School Association, Taiwan; 3rd Edition, Kregel Books, Grand Rapids, sales with 1st Edition totaled 45,000 copies.The latest edition, 2013: I Was Raised a Jehovah’s Witness, 4th Edition, Revised and Updated 6X9 Paperback 224 Pages or e-book. ISBN-13:978-1492909156.

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