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The Truth About The Truth [Kindle Edition]

Tami Dickerson
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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What happens when a born and bred Jehovah's Witness discovers her top religious leaders have been "sleeping with the enemy"?

Author Tami Dickerson, a second generation Jehovah's Witness, shares her story of being raised as a Jehovah's Witness and her accidental discovery of the religion's dishonesty and corruption in her first book, "The Truth About the Truth". This book details her experience of being raised in the controlling sect and the discovery of a major indiscretion that was concealed from the worldwide membership. After telling her story, she also includes a series of appendices which cover questionable Jehovah's Witness doctrines and how their own literature contradicts those doctrines. This is not the usual "I-used-to-be-a-Jehovah's-Witness-and-now-I'm-mad-at-them" story; this is an objective piece that strips the sugar-coating off the sect and tells it like it is, warts and all.


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About the Author

Tami Dickerson was born and raised into a Jehovah's Witness family in Elmira, New York, along with eight other siblings, seven of whom are still active in the sect. In 2004 the Lord opened her eyes to the reality of the Jehovah's Witness doctrine, resulting in her awakening to real truth and real Christianity. Tami currently lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York State with her husband and their three children. She is a non-denominational Christian who regularly attends a local church congregation and is active in the congregation's youth ministries.

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  • File Size: 244 KB
  • Print Length: 180 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B0085FPZF2
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003UYUWX8
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #251,213 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars With experience comes wisdom July 22, 2010
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Unless someone has personally lived within the social circles of the Watchtower organization, it is next to impossible to understand the unique challenges that arise when the conscience of the individual conflicts with the imposed conscience of the Watchtower leaders upon its members. For those on the "outside" of the Watchtower organization, it is only too easy and convenient to label Jehovah's Witnesses as a cult or any number of the other derogatory terms that serve to understand the dynamics behind Watchtower membership even in the face of patently evident contradictions--especially in our modern day of rationality and reason. There is something about Jehovah's Witnesses that continues to draw people in regardless of the controversies.

For non-Witnesses who hold the view that Jehovah's Witnesses are a "cult" and Jehovah's Witnesses who hold the view that non-Witnesses are "worldly," "bad association," and part of "false" Christianity, the lines are too easily and arbitrarily drawn into an over-simplified "us against them" mentality, without ever taking the necessary steps to understand the root cause of the problem.

Even so, in her new book, Tami does an excellent job at portraying the subtler, more positive aspects of life among Jehovah's Witnesses that, if practiced on a much wider scale (rather than primarily amongst themselves, with the leftovers going to non-members), would impress upon others just how charitable and caring and clean-living Jehovah's Witnesses are capable of being. Unfortunately, as the book demonstrates, this IS, in fact, primarily limited to the membership itself, and practiced insofar as compliance with the directives of the Watchtower organization's leadership is maintained, first and foremost.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Author's Say July 3, 2010
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The book details my experience of being raised as a second-generation Jehovah's Witness and how I discovered a major deception that was concealed from the worldwide membership. After telling my story I also included a series of appendices which cover questionable Jehovah's Witness teachings and how their own literature contradicts those teachings. This is not the usual "I-was-a-Jehovah's-Witness-and-now-I'm-mad-at-them" story; this is an objective piece that strips the squeaky-clean sugar coating off the sect and reveals the truth, warts and all.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Truth About The Truth October 28, 2010
By MW Mac
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I ordered this book & want to say it was very well written & sincere. With all that Tami went through leaving this religion she still stayed positive about the people still within the religious organization. I think it is very hard when a person starts to persue different beliefs & religions to find the right place for them. The hardest thing is many "man-made" religions say they are right & only they are the true way. That can be very hard for the new Christian until they have read the Bible for themselves. Many religions take scripture out of context & twist for their own benefit - to get members into their organization. Many are very convicing if a person does not know their Bible & also high-pressure. Many use "good works" as a way to show they are good people - the Lord said, good works will not get you into the kingdom of Heaven. That does not mean good works are bad but there is a perfect example of twisting scripture. My personal feeling is to belong to no "man-made religion" - but I do not need to go into my personal beliefs here. The main point of Tami's book is to give a person a clear basic insite where & what this religion is all about. What happened to her personally while in it & also when leaving & afterward. She hits on very good areas & proof or where they are wrong according to the Bible. I think this book is a wonderful expression from a very strong woman that went through a lot personally to do what she knew was right & to stop being controlled by an organization. She paid a very big price for sure & easily could have lashed out but she didn't. She explained everything in a straight forward manner & simple way for people to understand the brain-washing that goes on. Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real time facts March 30, 2013
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I was also raised as one of "Jehovah's Witnesses." The book revealed a remarkable parallel to my own life. Tami Dickerson, you just plain nailed this one. Good job. It is nice to know i am not alone...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The truth about the truth February 15, 2013
By Deedee
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Excellent coverage and accuracy. Gave me new insite with additional study articles. Assisted me in dealing with my struggle leaving this faith. For years I felt like something was wrong but fear held me prisoner. It was amazing how all the information covered was accurate. But how others have lived with the same doubted feelings
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truth about the Truth January 14, 2013
By Sophie
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A wonderful book for awakening people to the reality of the Jehovahs Witness Organisation and should be read by anyone in thinking about studying with the JW organisation, and by those trapped in the highly mind controlled organisation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very truthful and straight forward November 25, 2012
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I like that the writers truthfulness about her own life and her own personal struggles with sin. I did not feel as if she were throwing stones at Jehovah Witnesses. I have researched the JW's and in truth they define what I would call a cult. In many conversations I have with witnesses I have found them to be very afraid of doing any research of their own to find out if the watch tower is truthful. The strangest doctrine I have found that they teach is the bizarre notion that Jesus was actually Michael the Arch Angel pry to being born. I wish the writer would have exposed that belief espoused by the Watch Tower.

I would give it 4 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Witnesses
I was wanting to learn more about the Jehovah's Witnesses. Book after book talks about the same sorrows. It is ashamed that this has not been put before the Witnesses. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Brenda S. Geist
1.0 out of 5 stars The Truth about "The Truth About The Truth"
Much of the content is readily available on the internet. I read this from "cover to cover" in a couple of hours and it was really nothing new. Read more
Published 9 months ago by 613 Mitzvot Street (formerly known as Beit Hagafen)
5.0 out of 5 stars She tells it real
A truthful reveal into the world... no lies or drama just the facts. Easy to read for any level. I thought I would disagree but I didn't
Published 9 months ago by wendy fitzgerald
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting insite to what you don't see......
Found this very interesting and somewhat disturbing, more than meets the eye it seems. I know some lovely people who are JW's but I wonder if they really know what is going on... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Cher
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
I am always interested in reading about peoples' beliefs. I especially wanted to understand the JWs need to try to convert people. Read more
Published 15 months ago by C. Sullivan
4.0 out of 5 stars Rehashing old wounds.
Everything written was very accurate. I too am a second gen HE. WAS should I say. I too left for pretty much the same reason. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Aldousmaximus
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Background Info...But Kindle Version Has Errors
Many grammatical errors and places where the text just ends, then starts somewhere else. Still, one can read around such things. Read more
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