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JEHOVAH WITNESS STALKER2008-02-07 02:17:32dhaszard

HEADS UP ELDERS GOSHEN INDIANA-Watchtower cult Jehovah's Witnesses rank & file followers are decent folk,but are controlled by cult leaders who are as fanatical as Jim Jones & David Koresh.

Out of the Cocoon -Brenda Lee2008-02-05 14:38:29julie

Out of the Cocoon: A Young Woman’s Courageous Flight from the Grip of a Religious Cult is a heart-wrenching yet inspirational tale about a pre-teen’s battle to free herself from dysfunction. Take the journey with her as she survives stifling oppression, physical and emotional abuse and the ultimate—shunning by her family. See how, like a butterfly, she changes the world within her as her external world becomes increasingly unyielding. Discover more about your own past through her introspective, yet frequently humorous flight from insanity. This book is a “must read” for anyone who has experienced abuse, alcoholism, single parenthood, serious depression, or a parent’s rejection. Learn how you too can emerge Out of the Cocoon to create a future brimming with unconditional love and lasting happiness!

Jehovah's Witnesses are a cult2008-02-05 09:02:51cultwatc

Mr. Kennedy's reference to Jehovah's Witnesses as a "group" seems to signify that he doesn't believe them to be a cult; which may be part of the reason for his uneducated and sometimes critical review. Also, his comment that Out of the Cocoon wasn't a "researched, multi-dimensional tale that would help others recognize and react to cults as a whole" is missing the point. The book was a memoir and as such it was written from the perspective of a child/adult finding her way through and out of the Watchtower cult. I read this book and found it to be thoroughly engaging. In fact, the comments herein that say that Brenda Lee was a winer are so far off the mark. She writes several times that she fought victim mentality and was willing to face the cards she had been dealt. At one point she even said she forgives her mother for the torment she endured at her hands. I'm not a Jehovah Witness but I know enough about them to know that this book hit the nail on the head. The overwhelmingly positive reviews at led me to buy it and I couldn't put it down.