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The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society produces religious literature primarily for use by Jehovah's Witnesses. The organization's international writing, artwork, translation, and printery workforce are all baptized Jehovah's Witnesses. Since 2001, the literature produced by the Watch Tower Society is said to have been "published by Jehovah's Witnesses". Prior to 1931, the Watch Tower Society produced literature for the Bible Student movement.

hollow-bulletted publications are generally out of print and considered obsolete. Indented publications are superseded by more recent publications.

Bible translations

  • New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (1961, revised 1970, 1971, 1981, 1984) - Available online or download[1][2]
    • New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures (1950, revised 1951)
  • Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures (1969, revised 1985)

The Watch Tower Society also acquired publishing rights for the following Bible translations:

  • The Bible in Living English (1972) - by Steven T. Byington
  • American Standard Version (1944)
  • Authorized King James Version (1942)
  • The Emphatic Diaglott (1926)
  • The Concordant New Testament - book of Revelation only (1919)


Reference works

  • Insight on the Scriptures, 2 volumes (1988)
    • Aid to Bible Understanding (1971)Aid to Bible Understanding (A - Exodus) (1969)
  • Reasoning from the Scriptures (1985, revised 1989)
    • "Make Sure of All Things; Hold Fast to What is Fine" (1965)"Make Sure of All Things" (1953, revised 1957)
  • Comprehensive Concordance of the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (1973)
  • "All Scripture Is Inspired of God and Beneficial" (1963, revised 1983, 1990)
    • "Equipped for Every Good Work" (1946)

For daily use

  • Examining the Scriptures Daily, annually since 1986[3]
  • Calendar of Jehovah’s Witnesses, annually since 1983


  • Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses, annually since 1940[4]
  • Year Book of Jehovah's Witnesses, annually from 1934 to 1939
  • Year Book of the International Bible Students Association, annually from 1927 to 1933

For use in formal Bible studies

Primary study aids

These publications are intended to convert interested individuals.

  • What Does the Bible Really Teach? (2005) Available online[3][4][5][6]
    • Knowledge That Leads to Everlasting Life (1995, revised 1997, 2000)
    • You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth (1982, revised 1989)
    • The Truth That Leads to Eternal Life (1968, revised 1981)
    • "Things in Which It Is Impossible for God to Lie" (1965)[7]
    • "Let God Be True" (1946, revised 1952)[8]
    • The Harp of God (1921)[9][10]
    • Millions Now Living Will Never Die (1920)
    • Studies in the Scriptures, 7 volumes:
    • The Divine Plan of the Ages (1886)
    • The Time is at Hand (1889)
    • Thy Kingdom Come (1891)
    • The Day of Vengeance (1897)
    • The At-one-ment Between God and Man (1899)
    • The New Creation (1904)
    • The Finished Mystery (1917)

Secondary study aids

Secondary aids are considered just before or shortly after baptism.

  • "Keep Yourselves in God's Love" (2008)[4][6]
    • Worship the Only True God (2002)[5]
    • United in Worship of the Only True God (1983)
    • "Let Your Kingdom Come" (1981)[11]
    • Life Everlasting—in Freedom of the Sons of God (1966)[7]
    • "This Means Everlasting Life" (1950)

Supplementary study aids

  • The Bible—God's Word or Man's? (1989),[12] intended to convince that the Bible is inspired
    • Is the Bible Really the Word of God? (1969)[13]
  • True Peace and Security—How Can You Find It? (1986)[14]
    • True Peace and Security—From What Source? (1973)[13]

For use in preaching

  • "Come Be My Follower" (2007)[4]
  • Draw Close to Jehovah (2002), a Bible study aid [4][15]
  • Mankind's Search for God (1990, revised 2006), a review of major religions
    • What Has Religion Done for Mankind? (1951)

Bible commentaries

Old Testament

  • God's Word for Us Through Jeremiah (2010), commentary on Jeremiah
  • Live With Jehovah's Day in Mind (2006), commentary on the twelve minor prophets (Hosea through Malachi) - [4]
    • Paradise Restored To Mankind—By Theocracy! (1972), commentary on Haggai and Zechariah
  • Isaiah's Prophecy—Light for All Mankind, 2 volumes (vol. 1: 2000; vol. 2: 2001), verse-by-verse commentary on Isaiah
    • Man's Salvation Out of World Distress at Hand! (1975)
  • Pay Attention to Daniel's Prophecy! (1999, revised 2006[16]), verse-by-verse commentary on Daniel
    • Our Incoming World Government—God's Kingdom (1977)
    • "Your Will Be Done on Earth" (1958)
  • "The Nations Shall Know That I Am Jehovah"—How? (1971), commentary on Ezekiel
    • Vindication, 3 volumes (1931–1933)

New Testament

  • "Bearing Thorough Witness" About God's Kingdom (2009), commentary on Acts of the Apostles[4]
  • The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived (1991), narrative of the Gospels (MatthewMarkLukeJohn) - [4]
  • Revelation—Its Grand Climax at Hand! (1988, revised 2006), verse-by-verse commentary on Revelation
    • "Then Is Finished the Mystery of God" (1969) (Revelation chapters 1–13)
    • "Babylon the Great Has Fallen!" God's Kingdom Rules! (1963) (Revelation chapters 14–22)
    • "The Finished Mystery" (1917)
  • Choosing the Best Way of Life (1979), commentary on First and Second Peter
  • Commentary on the Letter of James (1979), verse-by-verse commentary on James

History of Jehovah's Witnesses

  • Jehovah's Witnesses—Proclaimers of God's Kingdom (1993)
    • Jehovah's Witnesses in the Divine Purpose (1959)

For evangelism training

  • Benefit from Theocratic Ministry School Education (2001)
    • Theocratic Ministry School Guidebook (1971, revised 1992)
    • Qualified to Be Ministers (1955, revised 1967)
    • Theocratic Aid to Kingdom Publishers (1945)
    • Course in Theocratic Ministry (1943)

For children and young people

  • Questions Young People Ask—Answers That Work, 2 volumes (vol. 1: 1989, revised 1999, 2001, 2006, 2011; vol. 2: 2008)
    • Your Youth—Getting the Best Out of It (1976)
  • Learn From the Great Teacher (2003) [4][6]
    • Listening to the Great Teacher (1971)
  • My Book of Bible Stories (1978, revised 2004 with study questions) Available online [3][4][6]
    • From Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained (1958)
    • Children (1941)

For families

  • The Secret of Family Happiness (1996) [4]
    • Making Your Family Life Happy (1978)

Evolution vs creation

  • Is There a Creator Who Cares About You? (1998)
  • Life—How Did It Get Here? By Evolution or by Creation? (1985, revised 2006)
    • Did Man Get Here by Evolution or by Creation? (1967)
    • Creation (1927)
    • Scenario of the Photo-Drama of Creation (1914), book form of The Photo-Drama of Creation

For specific roles

Baptismal candidates


  • "Shepherd the Flock of God" (2010)
    • "Pay Attention to Yourselves and to All the Flock" (1991)
  • Index to Letters

Branch office staff

  • Branch Organization (revised 2003), for branch overseers
  • "Dwelling Together in Unity" (1952, revised 1974, 1982, 1989, 1986, 2004)
  • Standards Manual (2005), for proofreaders
  • Writing for Our Journals, for writers


  • Memorandum for Regional Building Committees, for Regional Building Committee members
  • Working Together Safely—Safety Rules and Standards for Volunteer Projects, for Regional Building Committee volunteers
  • District Convention Operations (1997), for Convention Committee members
  • Shining as Illuminators in the World (1977,[17] 2004), for attendees of pioneer school
  • Missionary Counsel Booklet (1985), for missionaries

Legal guidance for members

  • Preparing for a Child Custody Case Involving Religious Issues (1997)
    • Direct and Cross Examination Questions in Child Custody Cases (1987)
    • "Defending and Legally Establishing the Good News" (1950)

For medical practitioners

  • Family Care and Medical Management for Jehovah's Witnesses (1992, revised 1995)

Other out-of-print books

Worldwide Security Under the "Prince of Peace" (1986)

Survival Into a New Earth (1984)

Happiness—How to Find It (1980)

Life Does Have a Purpose (1977)

Good News to Make You Happy (1976)

Holy Spirit—The Force Behind the Coming New Order! (1976)

God's "Eternal Purpose" Now Triumphing For Man's Good (1974)

Is This Life All There Is? (1974)

God's Kingdom of a Thousand Years Has Approached (1973)

Let Your Name be Sanctified (1961)


  • The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah's Kingdom Public Edition (reduce from 32 pages to 16 pages, January 1, 2013)
    • The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom Public Edition (monthly, January 1, 2008)[18]
  • The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah's Kingdom Simplified Study Edition (monthly, July 15, 2010) In PDF and EPUB.
  • The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom Study Edition (monthly, January 15, 2008)[18][19]
    • The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom (four-color edition, January 1, 1986)
    • The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom (format change, August 15, 1950)
    • The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom (title change, March 1, 1939)
    • The Watchtower and Herald of Christ’s Kingdom (title and cover change, January 1, 1939)
    • The Watchtower and Herald of Christ’s Presence (title and cover change, October 15, 1931)
    • The Watch Tower and Herald of Christ’s Presence (title and cover change, 1909)
    • Zion’s Watch Tower and Herald of Christ’s Presence (format change, 1895)
    • Zion’s Watch Tower and Herald of Christ’s Presence (semimonthly, 1892)
    • Zion’s Watch Tower and Herald of Christ’s Presence (format change, 1891)
    • Zion's Watch Tower and Herald of Christ's Presence (July 1879)
  • The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom (large-print edition, 1983)
  • Awake! (reduce from 32 pages to 16 pages, January 2013)
    • Awake! (monthly with more emphasis on Bible, January 2006)[18]
    • Awake! (four-color edition, January 8, 1987)
    • Awake! (title change, semimonthly, August 22, 1946)
    • Consolation (title change, October 6, 1937 to July 31, 1946)
    • The Golden Age ("every other Wednesday", October 1, 1919 to September 22, 1937)


  • Our Kingdom Ministry, for publishers
    • Our Kingdom Ministry (format change, January 2009)
    • Our Kingdom Ministry (format change, September 1991)
    • Our Kingdom Ministry (title change, 1982)
    • Our Kingdom Service (title change, 1976)
    • Kingdom Ministry (title change, September 1956)
    • Informant (title change, July 1936)
    • Director for Field Publishers (title change, October 1935)
    • Bulletin for Jehovah’s Witnesses (title change, 1931)
    • Watch Tower Bulletin (title change, 1930)
    • Bulletin (title change, 1919)
    • Suggestions from Colporteurs (title change, 1918)
    • Suggestive Hints to New Colporteurs (title change, 1914)
    • Suggestive Hints to Colporteurs (1896 to 1913)
    • Public Meeting Campaign (1945 to 1946)

Instructions for Car Drivers (1933)

Outline for Transcription Meetings (1933)

Your Work With Transcription Machines (1933)

Bearing Testimony (1932)

Suggestions for Workers—Special Bulletin (1929)

Bulletin-This Kingdom Gospel Must Be Preached (1929)

Bulletin-Special Colporteur Edition (1928)

Special Colporteur Bulletin—Winter Edition (1928)

To Whom the Work Is Entrusted (1919)



  • Sing to Jehovah (2009; 135 Kingdom songs; words and melodies composed by Jehovah's Witnesses)[6][20]
    • Sing Praises to Jehovah (1984; 225 Kingdom songs; words and melodies composed by Jehovah's Witnesses)
    • Singing and Accompanying Yourselves With Music in Your Hearts (1966; 119 songs; orchestral recordings were made, and used as accompaniment in congregation meetings. Some vocal selections were also recorded.)
    • Songs to Jehovah’s Praise (1950; 91 songs, more up-to-date themes without archaic language)
    • Kingdom Service Song Book (1944; 62 songs)
    • Songs of Praise to Jehovah (1928; 337 songs; a mixture of Bible Students' compositions and older hymns)
    • Kingdom Hymns (1925; 80 songs, with music, especially for children)
    • Hymns of the Millennial Dawn (1905; 333 songs published in 1890, with music added)
    • Zion’s Glad Songs (1900; 82 songs, many written by one Bible Student, to supplement the earlier collection)
    • Zion’s Glad Songs of the Morning (1896; published as the “Watch Tower” of February 1, words for 11 songs, with music; lyrics written by Bible Students
    • Poems and Hymns of Millennial Dawn (1890; 151 poems and 333 hymns, published without music. Most were the works of well-known writers)
    • Songs of the Bride (1879; 144 hymns expressing the desires and hopes of Christ’s bride)


  • Sing to Jehovah - Piano Accompaniment (CD, MP3 and AAC)[20]
  • Sing to Jehovah - Vocal Renditions (5 CDs, MP3 and AAC)[20]
  • Sing Praises to Jehovah (music to accompany singing, CD)
    • Sing Praises to Jehovah (audiocassette)Sing Praises to Jehovah (phonograph records)
  • Kingdom Melodies, Volumes 1 - 9 (orchestral arrangements, CD and MP3)[20]
    • Kingdom Melodies, Volumes 1 - 9 (audiocassette)
    • Singing Kingdom Songs (1996; vocal renditions, audiocassette and CD)
    • Singing and Accompanying Yourselves With Music in Your Hearts (1980; orchestral arrangements, audiocassette)


The brochures of Jehovah's Witnesses are used for both preaching and study. Some titles are intended specifically for Bible study courses, for study of a specific subject, or for reference.

Evolution vs creation

  • The Origin of Life—5 Questions Worth Asking (2010)
  • Was Life Created? (2010)

For study and preaching

  • Good News From God (2012)
  • Who Are Doing Jehovah's Will Today? (2012)
  • Listen to God and Live Forever (2011)
  • Listen to God (simplified version) (2011)
  • The Pathway to Peace and Happiness (2010)
  • Real Faith—Your Key to a Happy Life (2010)
  • The Bible—What Is Its Message? (2009)[6]
  • Good News for People of All Nations (2004), a basic Bible message in many languages.[21]
    • Good News For All Nations (1983)
  • Keep on the Watch! (2004)
  • The Road to Everlasting Life—Have You Found It? (2002)
  • A Satisfying Life—How to Attain It (2001) [4]
  • Jehovah's Witnesses—Who Are They? What Do They Believe? (2000) 
    • Jehovah's Witnesses in the Twentieth Century (1978, revised 1979, 1989)
  • You Can Be God's Friend! (2000)[6]
  • The Guidance of God—Our Way to Paradise (1999)
  • What Happens to Us When We Die? (1998)
  • A Book for All People (1997)
  • What Does God Require of Us? (1996) 
  • When Someone You Love Dies (1994, revised 2000, 2005)[4]
  • Why Should We Worship God in Love and Truth? (1993)
  • What Is the Purpose of Life? How You Can Find It? (1993)
  • Does God Really Care About Us? (1992, revised 2001)
  • Will There Ever Be a World Without War? (1992)
  • Spirits of the Dead—Can They Help You or Harm You? Do They Really Exist? (1991, revised 2005)[6]
  • How Can Blood Save Your Life? (1990) 
  • Should You Believe in the Trinity (1989) 
  • "Look! I am Making All Things New!" (1986) 
  • Jehovah's Witnesses—Unitedly Doing God's Will Worldwide (1986)
  • The Government That Will Bring Paradise (1985, revised 1993)
  • The Divine Name That Will Endure Forever (1984)
  • Enjoy Life on Earth Forever! (1982)

For publishers only

  • Dress & Grooming for Visitors Touring Bethel (2008)
  • Charitable Planning to Benefit Kingdom Service Worldwide (2000, revised 2004)
    • Planned Giving to Benefit Kingdom Service Worldwide (1994)
  • "See the Good Land" (2003), maps and photos of the "Promised Land"
  • Jehovah's Witnesses and Education (1995, revised 2002), intended for educators
    • School and Jehovah's Witnesses (1983)


  • Victory Over Death (1986), intended for Hindus
  • From Kurukshetra to Armageddon—and Your Survival (1983), intended for Hindus
  • In Search of a Father (1983), intended for Buddhists
  • The Time for True Submission to God (1983), intended for Muslims
  • The Path of Divine Truth Leading to Liberation (1980), intended for Hindus
  • Unseen Spirits—Do They Help Us? Or Do They Harm Us? (1978), intended for followers of spiritism or tribal religion
  • Bible Topics for Discussion (1977), included in reduced format as a NWT appendix from 1981
  • Human Plans Failing as God’s Purpose Succeeds (1974), tie-in from eponymous 1974 convention discourse


Numbered series

  • No. 1—What Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe?—1951
  • No. 2—Hell-Fire—Bible Truth or Pagan Scare?—1951
  • No. 3—Jehovah’s Witnesses, Communists or Christians?—1951
  • No. 4—Awake from Sleep!—1951
  • No. 5—Hope for the Dead—1952
  • No. 6—The Trinity, Divine Mystery or Pagan Myth?—1952
  • No. 7—How Valuable Is the Bible?—1952
  • No. 8—Life in a New World—1952, revised 1964
  • No. 9—The Sign of Christ’s Presence—1953
  • No. 10—Man’s Only Hope for Peace—1953
  • No. 11—Which Is the Right Religion?—1953
  • No. 12—Do You Believe in Evolution or the Bible?—1953, revised 1968
  • No. 13—Why You Can Trust the Bible—1987
  • No. 14—What Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe?—1987
  • No. 15—Life in a Peaceful New World—1987, revised 1994
  • No. 16—What Hope for Dead Loved Ones?—1987
  • No. 17—A Peaceful New World—Will It Come? (© 1991)—1992
  • No. 18—Jehovah’s Witnesses—What Do They Believe?—1992
  • No. 19—Will This World Survive?—1992, revised 2005
  • No. 20—Comfort for the Depressed—1992, revised 2000
  • No. 21—Enjoy Family Life—1992, revised 1998
  • No. 22—Who Really Rules the World?—1992
  • No. 23—Jehovah—Who Is He?—1998, revised 2001
  • No. 24—Jesus Christ—Who Is He?—1999
  • No. 25—Do You Have an Immortal Spirit?—2001
  • No. 26—Would You Like to Know More About the Bible?—2001
  • No. 27—All Suffering Soon to End!—2005

Targeted distribution

  • How to Find the Road to Paradise (for Muslims)—1990
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses—A Christian Community (for Muslims) (Arabic)—1992
  • No. 71—Does Fate Rule Our Lives?—Or Does God Hold Us Responsible? (for Muslims) (Asian languages)—1994, revised 2001
  • No. 72—The Greatest Name (for Muslims) (Asian languages)—1994, revised 2001
  • No. 73—Who Are Jehovah’s Witnesses? (for Muslims) (Turkish)—1995, revised 2001
  • No. 74—Hellfire—Is It Part of Divine Justice? (for Muslims) (Indonesian and Turkish)—1995, revised 2001
  • No. 75—Will Suffering Ever End? (for Buddhists) (Asian languages) (© 1995)—1996
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses—What You Need to Know (French, Dutch)—1996
  • No. 76—Jehovah’s Witnesses Reply (Serbian and other languages)—1997
  • No. 77—How Precious Is Life to You? (for Buddhists) (Mongolian)—1999
  • People of France, You Are Being Deceived! (French, English)—1999
  • No. 78—It Could Happen to You! (Russian)—2000
  • What Is Brewing In France? Could Freedom Regress? (French)—2000
  • “You Are the Light of the World” (Spanish)—2000
  • No. 79—You Can Benefit! (Czech) (© 2000)—2001
  • No. 81—Is Your Life Ruled by Fate? (Chinese) (© 2007)
  • No. 82—You Can Trust the Creator! (for Native Americans) (© 2007)


You Have Been Warned—1936

Dividing the People—1940

It Must Be Stopped—1940


Quebec, You Have Failed Your People!—1946

Quebec’s Burning Hate for God and Christ and Freedom Is the Shame of All Canada—1946

Regret and Protest by American Convention-Hosts Over Religious Discrimination Against Visiting Witnesses of Jehovah—1950

How Has Christendom Failed All Mankind?—1958

Would You Like to Understand the Bible?—1968

Rwanda Persecutes Christians—1986

Religious Persecution in Singapore—1996

  • Youths—What Will You Do With Your Life?—2002
  • Would You Like to Know the Truth?-2008 [6]

Bible Students tracts

Watch Tower Tracts (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1881

  1. No. 1—Why Will There Be a Second Advent?
  2. No. 2—(Title uncertain)
  3. No. 3—(Title uncertain)
  4. No. 4—Why Evil Was Permitted
  5. No. 5—The Narrow Way to Life
  6. No. 6—Albert Delmont Jones: A Call to "The Marriage Supper of the Lamb." The Hour of God's Judgment, and Consequent Fall of Babylon
  7. No. 7—Work of Atonement—Tabernacle Types

The Minister’s Daughter—1882

Arp Slip (Arp Tract)—1887
The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1889

    • No. 1—Do the Scriptures Teach That Eternal Torment Is the Wages of Sin?
    • No. 2—The Scripture Teaching on Calamities, and Why God Permits Them
    • No. 3—Protestants, Awake! The Spirit of the Great Reformation Dying. How Priestcraft Now Operates
    • No. 4—Dr. Talmage’s View of the Millennium

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1890

    • No. 5—Friendly Hints on Bible Study and Students’ Helps
    • No. 6—The Scripture Teaching Concerning the World’s Hope (The Hope of the Groaning Creation)
    • No. 7—The Wonderful Story of Wisdom, Love and Grace Divine (The Wonderful Story—The Old, Old Story)

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1891

    • No. 8—The Wonderful Story—Illustrated (booklet)
    • No. 9—(Swedish translation of No. 1)
    • No. 10—A Broad Basis for True Christian Union. Contend Earnestly for the Faith Once Delivered to the Saints

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1892

    • No. 11—The Tabernacle Shadows of the “Better Sacrifices” (booklet) (© 1891)
    • No. 12—The Divine Plan of the Ages for Human Salvation—Why Evil Was Permitted
    • No. 13—(Norwegian translation of No. 1)
    • No. 14—Bible Study and Needful Helps Thereto
    • No. 15—“Thy Word Is Truth”—An Answer to Robert Ingersoll’s Charges Against Christianity

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1893

    • No. 16—(Same as No. 15 in booklet form)
    • No. 17—The Scripture Teaching on Purgatory
    • No. 18—Did Christ Die as Man’s Representative, or as His Substitute?
    • No. 19—(Norwegian translation of No. 14)
    • No. 20—(Swedish translation of No. 14)

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1894

    • No. 21—Do You Know?
    • No. 22—(Same as No. 6)
    • No. 23—(German translation of No. 21)
    • No. 24—(Same as No. 5)

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1895

    • No. 25—The Only Name—A Criticism of Bishop Foster’s New Gospel
    • No. 26—(Swedish translation of No. 21)
    • No. 27—(Same as No. 14)
    • No. 28—Why Are Ye Last to Welcome Back the King?
    • No. 29—(Norwegian translation of No. 21)
    • No. 30—(German translation of No. 28)
    • No. 30—(Extra) Wait Thou Upon the Lord
    • No. 31—(Extra) A Helping Hand for Bible Students (Ad for Millennial Dawn and letter of withdrawal)

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1896

    • No. 32—What Say the Scriptures About Hell? (booklet)
    • No. 33—(Dutch translation of No. 1)
    • No. 34—(German translation of No. 1)
    • No. 35—(Swedish translation of No. 28)
    • No. 35—(Extra) (French translation of No. 21)

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1897

    • No. 36—Awake! Jerusalem, Awake!
    • No. 36—(Extra) (French translation of No. 22)
    • No. 37—“How Readest Thou?”
    • No. 38—The Hope of Immortality
    • No. 39—What Say the Scriptures About Spiritualism (Spiritism)? (booklet)

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1898

    • No. 40—What Is the Soul?
    • No. 41—Must We Abandon Hope of a Golden Age?
    • No. 42—Crosses True and False. Crucified With Christ
    • No. 43—The Bible Versus the Evolution Theory (booklet)

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1899

    • No. 44—Gathering the Lord’s Jewels
    • No. 45—(Same as No. 8)
    • No. 46—The Good Shepherd and His Two Flocks
    • No. 47—(Swedish translation of No. 40)

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1900

    • No. 48—What Say the Scriptures About Our Lord’s Return—His Parousia, Apokalupsis and Epiphania (booklet)
    • No. 49—Which Is the True Gospel?
    • No. 50—(German translation of No. 49)
    • No. 51—Heathendom’s Hope Future, Therefore Wait Thou Upon the Lord

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1901

    • No. 52—Food for Thinking Christians—Our Lord’s Return—Its Object, the Restitution of All Things Spoken
    • No. 53—The Scriptures Clearly Teach the Old Theology That Death Is the Wages of Sin, and Not Eternal Torment
    • No. 54—(Same as No. 14)No. 55—(Same as No. 32)

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1902

    • No. 56—Epistle to the Hebrews (Yiddish only) (booklet)
    • No. 57—The Scripture Teaching on Calamities and Why God Permits Them
    • No. 58—(Same as No. 17)
    • No. 59—The World’s Hope

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1903

    • No. 60—Why Are Ye the Last to Welcome Back the King?
    • No. 61—Protestants, Awake! (revised)
    • No. 62—(Same as No. 12)
    • No. 63—Christ’s Death Secured One Probation or Trial for Life Everlasting to Every Man

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1904

    • No. 64—Criticisms of Millennial Hopes and Prospects Examined
    • No. 65—(Same as No. 11)
    • No. 66—(Same as No. 21)
    • No. 67—(Dutch translation of No. 21)

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1905

    • No. 68—Increasing Influence of Spiritism
    • No. 69—Study to Show Thyself Approved Unto God. Christendom in Grave Danger. Refrain Thy Voice From Weeping. Hope for the Innumerable Non-Elect
    • No. 70—Cheerful Christians. Divine Predestination in Respect to Mankind
    • No. 71—(Same as No. 15)

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1906

    • No. 72—To Hell and Back! Who Are There. The Great Prison House to be Destroyed. The Oath-Bound Covenant. Selling the Birthright
    • No. 73—(Same as No. 57)
    • No. 74—Divine Plan of the Ages for Human Salvation
    • No. 75—Spiritism Is Demonism!

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1907

    • No. 76—Earthquakes in Prophecy. “Tongues of Fire.” “In the Evil Day.” Filthiness of Flesh and Spirit
    • No. 77—God’s Unspeakable Gift. What Would Satisfy Jesus for His Travail of Soul at Calvary?
    • No. 78—Physical Health Promoted by Righteousness
    • No. 79—The Lost Key of Knowledge. What Would Satisfy Jesus for His Travail of Soul at Calvary?

The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1908

    • No. 80—Are You of the Hopeful or of the Hopeless? Seven Women Desire One Husband. The Millennial Morning Is Dawning! The Ransom Price Paid for Sinners Guarantees a Millennial Age of Restitution
    • No. 81—Gathering the Lord’s Jewels. The Hope of Immortality
    • No. 82—What Is the Soul?
    • No. 83—An Open Letter to a Seventh-Day Adventist

Calamities—Why Permitted?—1919

Christian Science—1919

Comforting Words of Life—1919

Demons Infest Earth’s Atmosphere—1919

Do You Believe in the Resurrection?—1919

Do You Know?—1919

Earth to Be Filled With Glory—1919

Gathering the Lord’s Jewels—1919

Golden Age at the Door—1919

Hope of Immortality—1919

Is There a God?—1919

Is the Soul Immortal?—1919

Joyful Message for the Sin-Sick—1919

Our Responsibility as Christians—1919

Predestination and Election—1919

Spiritism Is Demonism—1919

The Bruising of Satan—1919

The Case of the International Bible Students Association—1919

The Dawn of a New Era—1919

The Liberty of the Gospel—1919

The Rich Man in Hell—1919

Thieves in Paradise—1919

Weeping All Night—1919

What Is the Soul?—1919

Where Are the Dead?—1919

Why God Permits Evil—1919

Proclamation—A Challenge to World Leaders—1922

Proclamation—A Warning to All Christians—1923

Ecclesiastics Indicted—1924

The Broadcaster—1924

Message of Hope—1925

World Powers Addressed (A Testimony to the Rulers of the World)—1926

“Where Are the Nine?”—1928

Kingdom News

Tracts in the Kingdom News series have been published intermittently since 1918, replacing the earlier series, The Bible Students Monthly.
No. 1—Religious Intolerance—Pastor Russell’s Followers Persecuted Because They Tell the People the Truth—Treatment of Bible Students Smacks of the ‘Dark Ages’—1918

No. 2—“The Finished Mystery” and Why Suppressed—Clergymen Take a Hand—1918

No. 3—Two Great Battles Raging—Fall of Autocracy Certain—Satanic Strategy Doomed to Failure—The Birth of Antichrist—1918

No. 4—Attempt to Wreck Garden Assembly—The Facts—1939

No. 5—Can Religion Save the World From Disaster?—1939

No. 6—Time of Darkness—Isaiah 60:2—1940

No. 6—Which Will Give You Freedom? Religion or Christianity? (London)—1940

No. 7—Do You Condemn or Wink at Unspeakable Crimes?—1940

No. 7—Religionists Devise Mischief to Destroy Christians (London)—1940

No. 8—If the Bill Becomes Law—1941

No. 8—Jehovah’s Mandate to His Servants; Witness Against Papal Rome, Nazism, Fascism—Enemies of Christianity (London)—1941

No. 9—Victories in Your Defense—1941

No. 9—Where Does the Church of Scotland Stand? (London)—1941

No. 10—Life in the New Earth Under New Heavens—1942

No. 11—The People Have a Right to Good News Now—1942

No. 12—The Last War Wins the Peace Eternal—1943

No. 13—Education for Life in the New World—1944

No. 14—Overcoming Fear of What Is Coming on the Earth—1944

No. 15—World Conspiracy Against the Truth—1946

No. 16—Is Time Running Out for Mankind?—1973

No. 17—Has Religion Betrayed God and Man?—1973

No. 18—Government by God, Are You for It—Or Against It?—1974

No. 19—Is This All There Is to Life?—1974

No. 20—Would You Welcome Some Good News?—1975

No. 21—Your Future—Shaky? Or ... Secure?—1975

No. 22—How Crime and Violence Will Be Stopped—1976

No. 23—Why So Much Suffering—If God Cares?—1976

No. 24—The Family—Can It Survive?—1977

No. 25—Why Are We Here?—1978

No. 26—Relief From Pressure—Is It Possible?—1978

No. 27—What Has Happened to Love?—1979

No. 28—Hope for Ending Inflation, Sickness, Crime, War?—1980

No. 29—Is a Happy Life Really Possible?—1981

No. 30—Is Planet Earth Near the Brink?—1981

No. 31—Are We Nearing Armageddon?—1982

No. 32—A United, Happy Family—What Is the Key?—1983

No. 33—Life—How Did It Get Here? By Evolution or by Creation?—1985

No. 34—Why Is Life So Full of Problems?—1995

No. 35—Will All People Ever Love One Another?—1997

No. 36—The New Millennium—What Does the Future Hold for You?—2000

No. 37—The End of False Religion Is Near!—2006

The Bible Students Monthly

    • The Bible Students Monthly (monthly, 1913–1918)
    • The Fall of Babylon (monthly, special subtitle during 1917-1918)[22]
    • Everybody’s Paper (monthly, 1911-1913)
    • Peoples Pulpit (monthly, 1909-1911)


  • New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (3 discs, MP3 format)
  • The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom (CD in Red Book CD-DA format, 2005)
  • The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom (CD in MP3 format, 2004)
    • The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom (cassette, 1988)
  • Awake! (CD in digital audio format, 2005)
  • Awake! (CD in MP3 format, 2004)
    • Awake! (cassette, 1990)


The Watch Tower Society produces audio recordings of dramatic presentations of biblical characters or contemporary settings with a religious theme. Audio recordings, including dialog, music, and sound effects, are produced at the Watch Tower Society headquarters and other branch offices. The recordings are presented at annual conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses, usually accompanied by members acting out the scenes with costumes and props. The audio recordings are later made available for home use by members.

  • To Whose Authority Do You Submit? (Jeroboam) (2006) [23]
  • They Bore Thorough Witness to the Good News (Paul the Apostle) (2004)[23]
  • Boldly Witnessing Despite Opposition (Stephen) (2003)[23]
  • Stand Firm in Troublesome Times (Jeremiah) (2003)[23]
  • Respect Jehovah's Authority (Korah) (2001)[23][24]
  • Warning Examples for Our Day (Zimri) (2000)[23][24]
  • Appreciating Our Spiritual Heritage (Jacob and Esau) (1999)[24]
  • Families—Make Daily Bible Reading Your Way of Life! (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) (1998)[24]
  • Keep Your Eye Simple (contemporary) (1998)[24]
  • Marked for Survival (contemporary) (1998)[24]
  • Why Respect Theocratic Arrangements? (Gideon) (1997)[24]
  • Doing What is Right in Jehovah's Eyes (Josiah) (1993)[24]
  • Doing God's Will With Zeal (Jehu) (1992)[24]
  • Jehovah's Judgment Against Law-Defying People (Noah and Lot) (1990)[24]
  • Preserving Life in Time of Famine (Joseph) (1990)[24]
  • Jehovah Delivers Those Calling Upon His Name (Joshua) (1987)[24]
  • Beware of Losing Faith by Drawing Away From Jehovah (Moses) (1982)[24]
  • Jehovah's Name to be Declared in All the Earth (Plagues of Egypt) (1981)[24]




  • Jehovah's Witnesses Stand Firm Against Nazi Assault (1996)
  • Purple Triangles (1992)
  • The Bible—A Book of Fact and Prophecy (3 volumes)


  • Accurate History, Reliable Prophecy (1992)
  • Mankind's Oldest Modern Book (1994)
  • Its Power in Your Life (1997)



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  1. Available online or for download in PDF, EPUB, MP3 and AAC formats.
  2. Available for download in sign language in WMV and M4V formats.
  3. Available for download in PDF.
  4. Available for download in MP3 and AAC formats.
  5. "The Bible Teach Book—Our Primary Bible Study Aid", Our Kingdom Ministry, January 2006, page 1
  6. Available for download in sign language in WMV and M4V formats.
  7. Are You Ready to Get Baptized? - The Watchtower, November 15, 1966, pages 700-701
  8. New “Live Forever” Book Creates Excitement - Our Kingdom Ministry, October, 1982, Page 1, paragraph 3
  9. Blessed Results from Making the Test - The Watchtower, December 15, 1955, page 755, paragraph 6
  10. Jehovah's Witnesses in the Divine Purpose, page 99, "The Harp of God proved to be an extremely popular book. It was the first break away from the seven volumes of Studies in the Scriptures."
  11. Our Kingdom Ministry, January 1982, page 4
  12. Our Kingdom Ministry, June 2002, page 4
  13. Our Kingdom Ministry, March 1974
  14. Our Kingdom Ministry, June 2000, page 4
  15. “Have Love Among Yourselves”", The Watchtower, February 1, 2003, pages 17-18
  16. "Title Page/Publishers’ Page", Pay Attention to Daniel’s Prophecy!, page 2, as reproduced in Watchtower Library 2008 on CDROM, "2006 Printing"
  17. 1978 Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses, page 23
  18. Available for download in PDF, EPUB, MP3, or AAC formats.
  19. Available for download in sign language in WMV and M4V formats.
  20. Available for download in MP3 and AAC formats.
  21. The Watchtower, 1 July 2005, p. 24
  22. United States of America", 1975 Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses, page 85, "A new four-page tract, The Bible Students Monthly, was published and in 1917 alone 28,665,000 free copies were distributed."
  23. Available for download in sign language in WMV and M4V formats.
  24. Available for download in MP3 and AAC formats.


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