Book Review

Book Review

Thirty Years A Watch Tower Slave — William J. Schnell, Baker Book House, Grand Rapids 6, Michigan, U.S.A.

W. J. Schnell was converted to the Lord in a Lutheran Sunday School while only a boy of 12 years. In the early days of his Christian experience, he enjoyed the warm fellowship of earnest Bible students in Berlin, Germany. Through crafty machinations he became associated with the Watch Tower organization, and was brought under the baneful influence of its teaching. In its regional office, he learnt much of its organization, and had every opportunity to appraise its doctrines.

In this volume, the author describes the intricacies of the system, and the errors of its doctrines, as well as the subtle and satanic power that overwhelms even true believers.

The seven-step indoctrination program practised by the so-called Jehovah’s Witnesses, and described by Mr. Schnell, reveals the sagacity and the tenacity with which these teachers of error seduce the people. To understand these methods enables one to combat these forces of evil.

While it is a surprise to find a genuine believer in Christ and in the Bible so deceived by unsound doctrine; nevertheless, there can be traced throughout the chapters the inward conflict of a soul, and the suspicions and fears of an honest mind.

It is gratifying to find in chapter 20 that spiritual exercise crystalizes into clear thinking, and eventually into definite action.

The book appears authoritative, and certainly exposes the evil practice and evil doctrine of this spurious religion.

Price $2.95, Christian Book Room, 853 Bloor St. W. Toronto, Ontario.