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by Kyria Abrahams

eBook I'm Perfect, You're Doomed: Tales from a Jehovah's Witness Upbringing epub
  • ISBN: 1416556842
  • Author: Kyria Abrahams
  • Genre: Christians
  • Subcategory: Christian Denominations & Sects
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Touchstone (March 3, 2009)
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • ePUB size: 1123 kb
  • FB2 size 1518 kb
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Raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, Kyria Abrahams’s childhood was haunted by the knowledge that her neighbors and schoolmates were doomed to die in an imminent fiery . has been added to your Cart.

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I'm Perfect, You're Doomed is the story of Kyria Abrahams's coming-of-age as a Jehovah's Witness - a doorbell-ringing .

I'm Perfect, You're Doomed is the story of Kyria Abrahams's coming-of-age as a Jehovah's Witness - a doorbell-ringing "Pioneer of the Lord. Never mind how popular you are when you hand out the Watchtower instead of candy at Halloween

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I'm Perfect, You're Doomed book.

I'm Perfect, You're Doomed: Tales from a Jehovah's Witness . Jehovah, we ask that you bless Kyria while she gives her first talk tonight.

I'm Perfect, You're Doomed: Tales from a Jehovah's Witness Upbringing. I'm Perfect, You're Doomed is the story of Kyria Abrahams's coming-of-age as a Jehovah's Witness - a doorbell-ringing "Pioneer of the Lord.

I'm Perfect, You're Doomed is the story of Kyria Abrahams's coming-of-age as a Jehovah's Witness - a doorbell-ringing 'Pioneer of the Lord. Never mind how popular you are when you hand out the Watchtower instead of candy at Halloween. When Abrahams turned eighteen, things got even stranger.

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It is by an ex-Jehovah's Witness/Comedian named Kyria Abrahams . I guess it came out in March of this year. 1 decade ago. has anyone ever read "I'm bald, you suck- Tales from a Buddhist? Just because one can say things about the other doesn't mean that the accusations or even the idea is true! Maybe they just might write one about Hindus, oh no, wait, JWs are the only ones that get slanderous books published against them. Luke 6:22, John 15:19.

Tales from a Jehovah's Witness Upbringing.

book by Kyria Abrahams. I'm Perfect, You're Doomed : Tales from a Jehovah's Witness Upbringing.

A stand-up comedian who was brought up as a Jehovah's Witness describes how her childhood was haunted by perpetual doomsday prophecies about an imminent apocalypse in which her non-believing neighbors and schoolmates were doomed.
Comments: (7)
Beydar
One of my favorite memoirs. Hilarious, self-aware, and eerily familiar. Though my own journey out of the JWs was, obviously, a very different and personal experience, I still find her raw honesty and self-deprecating humor to be very refreshing. Although works like Reed's Blood On The Altar give a number of important facts and a run-down of the history of this virulent christian sect in all it's authoritarian, life absorbing splendor, this is a more personal journey of self-discovery, of growing up and learning about how to be an adult, experiment with sexuality, and find one's self.

So often JWs leave this particular cult to join more mainstream versions of Christianity. I have no problem with someone being a christian on a personal level, I just rarely hear my story told in the literature critical of The Watchtower Organization. It's not explicit that she is, like myself, an atheist necessarily but she doesn't move from one organization to another, larger organization that teaches you what and how to think. She just moves on with her life, deals with the shunning and the lack of support with honesty and integrity. She's just an imperfect human trying to struggle and survive and make mistakes and learn and that's all any of us are. It's also very funny in parts. Sorry for the slipshod review, I don't wish to turn this into my life story. Everyone should give this a read, whether familiar with controlling fundamentalist communities or not.
Envias
I have my own history with the watchtower. Although I was never a witness most of my family is. I have spent years being preached to and feeling judged and doomed. I could relate to the author plus I was raised within 40 minutes where the book takes place. I must confess I almost stopped reading the book because I became repulsed at her life choices but unfortunately many former witnesses make similar choices (my best friend was disfellowshipped twice). Kyria is a very funny author but about half way through this book is not funny and it becomes a real bummer regardless of humorous lines placed throughout. I am glad the author has moved on and she seems to have found happiness.
Najinn
This was a humorous look into someone breaking away from a religion designed to make it as painful as possible to break away from.

Having been sheltered to a painful degree, she goes through a very hard learning experience Most people do not have to. It's easy to judge and see all the mistakes she made but it's a lot harder to understand why she made those mistakes and acting so stupidly. As someone who has gone through the same thing, I understand completely where she was at and how she was making those mistakes. Your world perceptions are so flawed and skewed by this religion that you simply have no idea of the way the world works, practicality or even logic in general.

I would've liked to have received a little more information at the end of the book. By the end of the book, you are heavily invested in the authors life story and it would've been nice to know where she was at in her life when she finally finished this book. Bravo on revealing so much and opening your story up to strangers. This reading has been like a therapy session for some of the issues I'm still dealing with from my recent parting with this religion and, unfortunately, my family/friends. Like you, I have new friends and family that are loving and accepting, more so than my relatives ever were.
Vathennece
this book made me deeply sad while at the same time deeply comforted..
unlike the author i wasn't raised from birth as a witness but i spent a little more than 20 years as one.. from about 14 to 35 years of age.. my expierence differs in some aspects but what is consistent in all former witness stories is that upon deciding you no longer want to remain a witness (regardless of your reason) you cease to exist to those you formerly called family.. poof! you're gone from their lives.. those who once loved you no longer speak to you.. you are cut off as if you had died.. except you havnt.. you are alive and well and maybe, just maybe, a better person.. but that doesn't matter..
as my aunt who raised me from 14 years of age said "it would be a compromise of my faith to continue to speak to you"..
if i returned to the fold all would be forgiven but barring that she could no longer have anything to do with me.. and she hasn't..
i cried with sadness and relief when i read the last paragraph of this book:
"these worldly, godless poets had loaned me money when i hadn't asked for it and had given me a place to stay.. when the people i had known for 23 years stopped talking to me, the people i had known for 23 days helped me move"
this was my expierence as well.. when my family completely turned away from me it was a "wordly family" who took me in.. they never asked where i came from or why i was alone in the world.. they just took me in and loved me as if i were one of them.. amazing..
the author does a beautiful job of laying bare her tormented soul while a witness and then the difficulties of trying to fit into a world she knows absolutely nothing about.. the real world.. its a mysterious place to those of us raised in a closeted society like J.W's.. i applaud those who despite not knowing how to live in the world take a leap of faith and jump anyway.. its terrifying and intimidating and overwhelming but the feeling of freedom, of being able to finally breathe is worth every scary moment.. as this author confirms you will find your way.. people will help you and there is good in this world..
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