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Hardcover Wolves Among Sheep: The True Story of Murder in a Jehovah's Witness Community Book

ISBN: 0002000601

ISBN13: 9780002000604

Wolves Among Sheep: The True Story of Murder in a Jehovah's Witness Community

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Riveting and heartbreaking

I myself was raised as a JW. I left for many reasons (too authoritarian, made women feel inferior, too antiquated,etc.) but at the time I never thought murder could occur among such "sheep-like" people. I had to read this in one sitting-I was riveted. What made me especially angry to read is that the elders told Kim she had to return to her husband (the person who killed her and her children). The elders are partly to blame. And the treatment the author received at the funeral was shocking-being shunned and ignored and his name being omitted from the list of survivors. How dare anyone be so callous and unfeeling? And yet I remember as a small child to be told to behave that way when in the company of disfellowshipped people. I think the story is well-told and recommend it highly to anyone trying to open their eyes to this organization. Also mentions the failed prophecy of "the end of the world coming in 1975" and how the author was duped into believing that at the time (another reason I left-Society changing its tune every so often).

Riveting and Disturbing

This is the heart wrenching story of the murder of Kim Anderson and her two children. Kim, a devout Jehovah's witness lost her life at the hands of her husband, also a member of that faith community. The story is told with courage and compassion by James Kosteliuk, her first husband and the father of the two children. While the trigger was pulled by Jeff Anderson, some blame must be laid at the doors of faith communities where religious principles come before the safety and well-being of its women and children. This book tells of a tragedy on many levels, but most importantly it reminds us of the violence that women and children continue to face in that safest of all places: their homes. Riveting and disturbing at the same time.
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