"One of the best approaches is to `know the competition,' and in this regard Jason Evert's book will prove to be a useful tool in combating the Jehovah's Witnesses' mindset and doctrines. This work is intended for the `average Catholic' who has no formal training in theology, and so it is designed to be easily understood and practical. Beginning with the foundations of the Watchtower organization, the author deals with its presidents and history, moves next through the basic structure and content of the Jehovah's Witness' world, and then discusses the various doctrines of the Watchtower and how to refute them. Particular attention is given to some `favorite verses' and standard topics that a
Witness will typically use in attacking the Catholic faith. Finally, some extremely helpful and practical suggestions are offered for how to interact with someone who has become a Jehovah's Witness.
"There are some good resources generally available for use in refuting the Watchtower's theology. But very few of them proceed from a specifically Catholic perspective, so invariably such resources will be helpful only to a point. Catholics need not be at a disadvantage, however. Since this book is written by a staff apologist at Catholic Answers, the
reader can rest assured that its contents are faithful to the Church's teachings. It is time that Catholics begin to reclaim the spiritual ground lost to the Watchtower organization, and with the help of this book, I am confident that this goal is well within our reach."
-Joel Peters, author, teacher, and authority on Jehovah's Witnesses
Jason Evert obtained a masters degree in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. He is a full-time Apologist for Catholic Answers, the nation's largest lay-run
Catholic apologetics and evangelization organization, based in San Diego, California. He is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences internationally, has appeared on television worldwide defending the Catholic faith, and is a regular guest on the radio program "Catholic Answers Live." He also is the author of Pure Love, a booklet challenging teenagers to embrace the virtue of chastity. More than 100,000 copies of. the booklet are in circulation.
Table of Contents:
Part One: Inside the Watchtower
Jehovah's Witnesses' Leaders
Inside the Organization
Part Two: Answering the Watchtower
Should You Believe in the Trinity?
Is Jesus Michael the Archangel?
Is Jesus God?
Is the Holy Spirit God?
Is God's Name Jehovah?
Did Jesus Die on a Torture Stake of a Cross?
Did Christ's Body Rise?
Did Christ Already Return?
Who Goes to Heaven?
Is the Soul Immortal?
Is Hell Real?
What about Military Service, Blood transfusions, and Holidays?
Can You Trust the New World Translation?
Can You Trust Watchtower Predictions?
Can You Trust Watchtower Doctrine?
Was There a Great Apostasy?
How Do You Witness to the Witnesses?