Item description for Approaching Jehovah's Witnesses in Love: How to Witness Effectively Without Arguing by Wilbur Lingle...
Overview Would you like to be able to witness effectively to Jehovah's Witnesses and win them to Christ? Here is a practical and effective approach, suited to your needs. Included is a 16-page supplement of questions for witnessing.
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Studio: Christian Literature Crusade
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.26" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.61 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2004
Publisher CLC MINISTRIES INTNL. #91
ISBN 0875087787 ISBN13 9780875087788
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More About Wilbur Lingle
Lingle received a B.A. and M.A. in Bible from Bob Jones University.
Reviews - What do customers think about Approaching Jehovah's Witnesses in Love: How to Witness Effectively Without Arguing?
A REVIEWER WITH MIXED FEELINGS Dec 18, 2006
Wilbur Lingle is deeply sincere in his desire to see JWs treated with love and respect, and his ideas for doing so are pyschologically sound for the most part. Unfortunately, when dealing with the JWs you're dealing with humans possessing very abnormal psychology. They are True Believers and love is probably not going to work with most of them. Nonetheless, it's a better approach than slamming your door in their face or cussing them out. As a former JW I'm convinced that a JW has to extricate themselves, outside influences--people trying to "help"--merely wind up driving the JW deeper into the sect. However, if you have family trapped in the cult, or dear friends that have become mired in this mental quicksand, by all means give this approach a try.
Best if you're interested in truly REACHING in love and truth Sep 21, 2006
Some of the reviews already posted I see are quite polarized. Yet, some don't seem to highlight the main theme. The point of the book is to know enough of the Watchtower organization background and history, and then to ponder questions and approaches that keep you from getting into fruitless arguing. Anyone who really has witnessed both to non-Jehovah Witnesses and also to Jehovah Witnesses, or has wanted to can appreciate this underlying theme.
It appears to the be the motivation for the author's writing, and is quite well done in the book, both factually, instructionally, and often times comes over in bits like a good conversation. I highly recommend it for personal reading, study, small groups, and Bible study or apologetics review and ramp-up. It is a good key on demonstrating how knowledge with loving application in a personal relationship approach can win some of the most difficult barriers to sharing.
However, if you're into just debating, Bible-thumping, and love to argue when you know you have the upper hand no matter what that does to others...then this book is NOT for you.
Don't waste your time! Nov 12, 2005
It may seem to odd to most of you readers/authors out there that you just can't convince one of those "jehovah joggers" that they're just plain wrong. The truth of the matter is that jehovahs witnesses know exactly what individuals of every religion on the face of this earth believe, and yet they believe what they do, quite simply because they can not convince themselves of the truth of other religions. The failure of other religions within "christianity" and outside christianity is what keeps JW's from accepting a different religion. While you may feel comfortable (2 tim 4:3,4) with your various religion, it doesn't mean that your religion is void of paganism/false beliefs/teachings of demons. Note that within 1 tim 4:1-4 specific verses that point to : (1)forbiding to marry(ex.catholic priests), (2)abstaining from foods god made(catholics "used to say that you couldn't eat certain foods on certain days. As the bible says these same teachings are wrong, yet these same "teachings" are spoken of as be neccessary to follow in order to attain favor with god! This is simply the needles tip of a iceberg! Remmember before you condem, beat, harass, murder JW'S or burn down one of their churchs, that they are jehovahs witnesses because they don't want to be part of a religion that teaches that which is steeped in paganism. They want their worship to god to be acceptable, not just comfortable.
Waste of time Jul 28, 2005
If you want to "witnesss" to one of Jehovah's Witnesses, do what Jesus commanded his followers to do, go out and preach and make disciples (Matt 28:19), and seek them out. If you are not interested, trust me it is not taken personally. Jehovah's Witnesses respect their neighbors and their beliefs. No organization has fought more for the first amendment rights, for everyone's benefit, not just their own. This book is a classic example of a bitter former JW, It's quit simple, in sports if you don't follow the rules, what happens? That's right you get disqualified or booted from the team. Likewise when God's high standards, outlined in his word are not adhered too, then that person is removed. Simple. The author, if he chose to not be one of Jehovah's Witnesses any longer, should first of all, stop being bitter and find something more productive to do with his time, as most former members should do also. (...)
Has he ever met any witnesses? Aug 26, 2002
short and to the point:
WHERE did he get the idea that MOST witnesses do NOT want to go door to door? i am grandpa to a kid who LOVES the work! my daughter of 20 - single, sweet, still a virgin - is a pioneer and goes out for LOVE of JEHOVAH, not for some guilt or whatever.
He is all wet. Hence my question, which likely will remain rhetorical: has he ever MET any of Jehovah's people?