Monday, May 30, 2011

Free Books from Jehovah's Witness in NYC

A Table of Religion

A few weeks ago, I was walking along Broadway outside of Columbia University in NYC, and spotted a table of "yellow books." When I approached, I realized that the three smiling young women were from Watchtower (Jehovah's Witness), and were handing out books titled "What Does the Bible Really Teach?" The interesting thing about these little volumes is that they had them in dozens of languages, from Arabic to Armenian, Chinese to Czech, and more. I took two, an English and Hebrew version, which I will add to the "contemporary tracts in religion" collection at the library that I'm trying to build. I'll have to keep my eyes open for more of these items. In NYC, you can find a lot of this material, but it is often discarded or not looked on as relevant for contemporary collection development. I think it has some value, but that value may come in many years, when scholars are looking to study tracts and religious booklets from the early 21st century.

4 comments:

  1. I love this book. It is relevant now. It makes the Bible a lot easier to understand. Thank the Watchtower people.

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  2. I Never Knew That God Had a Name
    It makes sense - When I looked up God’s name in my Bible, it was right there! I have never read a book about the Bible that was so helpful and easy to understand!
    The Bible Teach book not only shows that it was God’s original purpose for earth to be a paradise but also makes clear how that purpose will be fulfilled. The book reveals the vital role that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, has in accomplishing this purpose. It provides the Bible’s explanation of why we grow old and die, why God has allowed suffering, and how God’s Kingdom will provide relief from all suffering.
    Although the Bible Teach book has been available since copyrighting in 2005, over 79 million copies have already been printed in 220 languages. It was copyrighted again in 2009.

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  3. saya sam'ani (bukan dari kalangan kristiani)tertarik dengan saksi jehovah,pengen tahu lebih banyak. Saya mendengar ada buku2 gratis yang bisa diperoleh. jika bisa, saya dengan senang hati akan menerimanya. Alamat saya, sam'ani, Jl.Bukir sari no 20b,02/08 Tulus Rejo, Lowokwaru, Malang.Saya tunggu ya kiriman bukunya...

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  4. PLEASE SEND ME ACOPY OF ALL THE FREE LITERATURE TO 9103 RUNBERRY PLACE LITHONIA GEORGIA 30038.
    NOT INTERNET ISSUES THE ACTUAL BOOKS PLEASE

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