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Holy Bible: The Original Bible for Modern Readers with footnotes answering mormons & jehovah's witnesses Paperback – January 8, 2014
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About the Author
DAVID A REED served for a decade as a contributing editor of Dr. Walter Martin’s Christian Research Journal and has authored some twenty books on Bible topics, including a dozen on Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons: Jehovah’s Witnesses Answered Verse by Verse (Baker Book House) Also published in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Faroese and partially in Arabic Answering Jehovah’s Witnesses Subject by Subject (Baker Book House) Also published in Polish Mormons Answered Verse by Verse (Baker Book House) Behind the Watchtower Curtain (Crowne Publications 1989, BookSurge 2006) Also published in Russian and Japanese Jehovah-Talk: The Mind Control Language of Jehovah’s Witnesses (Baker Books 1997, Lulu 2010) Jehovah’s Witness Literature (Baker Book House) Blood on the Altar (Prometheus Books) No Blood! (a novel, BookSurge) Mormons: How to Witness to Them (Baker Book House) Index of Watchtower Errors (Baker Book House) Mormonism: Changes, Contradictions and Errors (Baker Book House) Worse than Waco: Jehovah’s Witnesses Hide a Tragedy (BookSurge) How to Rescue Your Loved One from Mormonism (Baker Book House) How to Rescue Your Loved One from the Watchtower (Baker Book House 1989, CreateSpace 2010)
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This maters because the footnotes are extensive, and printed in a larger font than the actual biblical text, and begin with the words "JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES" or "MORMONS" in all caps. I have sat for considerable time with door-knockers from each of these groups, and feel pretty confident that if I used this resource in front of them, they'd first catch on and second end the conversation.
That said, I'm still going to try in practice. If I remember to, I'll update this review with what happens.
I appreciate that this Bible uses an easy to read and sound translation. It's very nice that it uses the name Jehovah in places where the KJV, NKJV, and some other translations use "LORD" in all caps. Not that identifying God by name isn't particularly important to me, but if you're talking to a JW, the absence of the name Jehovah is the first fault they'll find with your Bible. They'll be quick to point to the name Jehovah in their own NWT "Bible" and use this as evidence to support the veracity of they're "translation." I also appreciate the subject-based index in the back of the Bible to help with research for later use.
The only reason that I didn't give the fifth star is that I imagine a JW pointing to a single short scripture in Ecclesiastes to support the idea that we cease to exist at death, then I imagine myself reading lengthy commentary for 10 mins before responding. They'll catch on. If only they were instructed to listen to conflicting viewpoints and think critically, rather than to run from any ideas that are contrary to their own.
I've been given a NWT "Bible" by a JW, and have begun the long task of duplicating all the notes from this doorstep Bible by hand inside it's pages.