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Read online The Reluctant Apostate: Leaving Jehovah's Witnesses Comes at a Price.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Reluctant Apostate: Leaving Jehovah's Witnesses Comes at a Price p Jehovah s Witnesses well known for their enthusiastic evangelism are a global religious movement boasting over million members Despite being a familiar sight on doorsteps and street corners little is known about their doctrines and practices What are their expectations regarding Armageddon and who do they believe will survive How do they justify their ban on blood transfusions What happens to members who decide to leave p p In this remarkably candid part memoir part history guide former Witness Lloyd Evans comprehensively explores the religion of his upbringing charting the organization s metamorphosis from unassuming th Century brethren to global brand in the modern age p p The Witness rules on sex are dissected as are their far reaching ramifications on the private lives of millions of devotees Evans also delves into the controversies surrounding child abuse and the prohibition on blood transfusions with the aid of first hand accounts from those who have been personally impacted p p Intertwined with the historical narrative and commentary is the story of the author s journey from devout Witness youth to outspoken ex Witness activist and atheist p p Evans lays bare the circumstances leading to his awakening with startling honesty and reveals how the heartbreaking loss of his mother played a profound role in keeping long held doubts suppressed p p In the final chapters the author discusses the various means by which Witnesses are controlled by their leadership Evans analyzes the role of shunning disfellowshipping and the stigmatization of apostates in enforcing loyalty among Witnesses and reflects on the indifference of society in general to human rights violations by high control groups The phenomenon of fundamentalist brainwashing or undue influence is also scrutinized and those in search of a new life free from its pervasive effects are given reasons for hope p p Rather than being a sensationalist rant by an embittered ex member i The Reluctant Apostate i offers a relaxed good humored tour of Witness history and teachings supported by extensive references to be found in the Notes section p p Though written predominantly with the non Witness reader in mind special boxes are also provided for Jehovah s Witness readers p p b Reviews b p p Both memoir and reference book Lloyd Evans work is an extensive compilation of Jehovah s Witness history and theology In his honest and exhaustively researched expose Evans has written what is sure to be the most important book on the religion in this century i The Reluctant Apostate i is a must read for Jehovah s Witnesses and anyone else who has been touched by the faith i Scott Terry author of Cowboys Armageddon and the Truth i p p Insight only an insider can bring to a subject difficult to understand for those who have never been part of this world and unthinkable to contemplate for those inside its bubble Lloyd does a magnificent job of speaking to both audiences and everyone in between Compassion for the plight of those still held captive bleeds through every page i Mike Rinder former senior executive of the Church of Scientology as featured on the A amp E series Leah Remini Scientology and the Aftermath i p p A compelling and informative window on the world of the Jehovah s Witnesses that will be a vital and life changing resource for former members and many others too in forming an authentic understanding of this group its beliefs methods and effects on individual p by Lloyd Evans, Hemant Mehta

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The Reluctant Apostate: Leaving Jehovah's Witnesses Comes at a Price
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No description available, The author of this book has had a very humble yet traumatic beginning to his life where he lost his mother in very traumatic circumstances Because of that unfortunate incident his life took on a completely different path that no one could have ever foreseen or imagined possible Wherein he was flown thousands of miles to a different land different culture different upbringing different education system but with sheer determination he overcame all difficulties he encountered that he can now sit back and write his life story To whoever reads this book you are now on a journey with the author Lloyd Evans where you will discover all the hardship and perils he went through yet be able to come out the other end with only a minor disability for the rest of his life, Imagine a violent global apocalypse in which billions die as the planet is cleansed of all who are deemed wicked Then once the dust has settled on the unfathomable death and destruction envision a paradise earth slowly rising from the ashes a new world filled with exotic animals and happy peaceful people Humanity basks in a utopia in which nobody ever dies Dead loved ones are resurrected Suffering becomes a thing of the past br br As fanciful as this future vision may seem it encapsulates the firm hope of millions of Jehovah s Witnesses worldwide But what happens when you stop believing these incredible promises What fate awaits those who turn a critical eye to their beloved leaders Allow former Jehovah s Witness Lloyd Evans to guide you through the beliefs practices and history of one of the least understood but most successful evangelical movements of the modern age, No description available