Author: Schnell, William J
Copyright: 1956, 1971
Format: Book - Softcover
ISBN: 0-8010-6384-1
Publisher: Baker Books
Size: 214 pp
Weight: 0.8

30 Years a Watchtower Slave

$ 16.00

More than an account of how a cult enslaved a man, Schnell's story illustrates how false teachers "crept in unawares" (Jude 4). The decade following World War I was a time of upheaval, destruction of institutions, and unbridled license. The Watchtower Society masterfully promoted a message that seemed to promise hope in the midst of chaos. Many invested their lives in the Brooklyn-based society, accepting and promoting a message that most would never see heaven. The Watchtower appeals to those searching for certainty and a place to belong. Schnell joined the Watchtower Society in the 1920s, but the societal issues of that time grimly parallel those of today. It would be wise to heed the warning of the author: "Let my life of slavery be your warning! It took me thirty years to get free!"

Table of Contents
  1. It Appeared So Harmless
  2. Early Machinations
  3. Entering Watchtower Slavery
  4. A Look at the Organization in America
  5. A Look Ahead
  6. The Judge Visits Germany
  7. Sifting
  8. God's Organization
  9. From Zest to Disgust
  10. "Pioneers! Oh, Pioneers"
  11. Doctrinal Gyrations
  12. Strategy Pays Off
  13. Upheld by the Courts
  14. Service in New York
  15. A Seven Step Program
  16. Action in New Jersey
  17. The Theocracy of 1938
  18. Bringing Zone I into Line
  19. Establishing Worldwide Theocracy
  20. Who Is the Big Bad Wolf?
  21. Coming Out of the Labyrinth of Watchtower Slavery
  22. A Warning
  23. When They Come to Your Door