List of Watch Tower Society publications

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This article is about literature produced by the Watch Tower Society since its inception. For additional information about literature used by Jehovah's Witnesses, see Jehovah's Witnesses publications.

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.

Unbulleted publications are generally out of print and considered obsolete. Indented publications are superseded by more recent publications.

Bible translations[edit]

New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures (1950, revised 1951)
New World Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, Volume I (1953)
New World Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, Volume II (1955)
New World Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, Volume III (1957)
New World Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, Volume IV (1958)
New World Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, Volume V (1960)
  • Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures (1969, revised 1985)

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


Reference works[edit]

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[edit]

  • Examining the Scriptures Daily, annually since 1986[2]
  • Daily Heavenly Manna and Birthday Record (1907)
  • Daily Heavenly Manna for the Household of Faith (Privately published by author, 1905)
  • Calendar of Jehovah’s Witnesses, annually since 1983


  • Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses, annually since 1986, no daily texts[3]
  • Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1940 to 1985, includes daily texts
  • Year Book of Jehovah's Witnesses, annually from 1934 to 1939, includes daily texts
  • Year Book of the International Bible Students Association, book form, annually from 1927 to 1933, includes daily texts
  • Year Book of the International Bible Students Association, 1925 and 1926, booklet form only, no daily texts

For use in formal Bible studies[edit]

Primary study aids[edit]

These publications are intended to convert interested individuals.[4][5]

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]
You May Survive Armageddon into God's New World (1955)[8]
"Let God Be True" (1946, revised 1952)[9]
"The Truth Shall Make You Free" (1943)[10]
The Harp of God (1921)[11][12]
Millions Now Living Will Never Die (1920)
Studies in the Scriptures (also issued as Millennial Dawn 1904, expanded 1917, revised 1923), 7 volumes:
The Divine Plan of the Ages (1886 as The Plan of the Ages, revised 1907, 1908, 1913, 1923)
The Time is at Hand (1889)
Thy Kingdom Come (1891)
The Day of Vengeance (1897, revised and reissued as The Battle of Armageddon 1912)
The At-one-ment Between God and Man (1899, revised 1915)
The New Creation (1904)
The Finished Mystery (1917)

Secondary study aids[edit]

Secondary aids are considered just before or shortly after baptism.

  • "Keep Yourselves in God's Love" (2008)[13]
  • Worship the Only True God(2002)[14]
United in Worship of the Only True God (1983)
"Let Your Kingdom Come" (1981)[15]
Life Everlasting—in Freedom of the Sons of God (1966)[7]
"This Means Everlasting Life" (1950)

Supplementary study aids[edit]

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

For use in preaching[edit]

  • "Come Be My Follower" (2007)[16]
  • Draw Close to Jehovah (2002), a Bible study aid[17]
  • Mankind's Search for God (1990, revised 2006), a review of major religions
What Has Religion Done for Mankind? (1951)

Bible commentaries[edit]

  • Imitate their Faith (2013), commentaries on various biblical characters

Old Testament[edit]

  • God's Word for Us Through Jeremiah (2010), commentary on Jeremiah
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[19]), 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)
The New World (1942), commentary on Job
Life (1929), commentary on Job
Religion (1940), commentary on Joel
Preservation (1932), commentary on Ruth and Esther

New Testament[edit]

  • 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)
"Light, Volume I" (1930)
"Light, Volume II" (1930)
"The Finished Mystery" (1917)
  • Commentary on the Letter of James (1979), verse-by-verse commentary on James

History of Jehovah's Witnesses[edit]

  • God's Kingdom Rules! (2014)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses—Proclaimers of God's Kingdom (1993)
Jehovah's Witnesses in the Divine Purpose (1959)

For evangelism training[edit]

  • Benefit from Theocratic Ministry School Education (2001)
Theocratic Ministry School Guidebook (1971, revised 1992)
Kingdom Ministry School Course (1960, revised 1972)
Qualified to Be Ministers (1955, revised 1967)
Theocratic Aid to Kingdom Publishers (1945)
Course in Theocratic Ministry (1943)

For children and young people[edit]

  • 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)[22]
Listening to the Great Teacher (1971)
From Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained (1958)
Children (1941)

For families[edit]

  • The Secret of Family Happiness (1996)[24]
Making Your Family Life Happy (1978)

Evolution vs creation[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Baptismal candidates[edit]

  • Organized to Do Jehovah's Will (2005)
Organized to Accomplish our Ministry (1983, revised 1989)
Organization for Kingdom-Preaching and Disciple-Making (1972)
Your Word Is a Lamp to My Foot (1967)


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

Branch office staff[edit]

  • Branch Organization (revised 2003), for branch overseers
  • "Dwelling Together in Unity" (1952, revised 1974, 1982, 1989, 1996, 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,[25] revised 1989, 2004), for attendees of the pioneer service school
  • Missionary Counsel Booklet (1985), for missionaries

Legal guidance for members[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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

Other out-of-print books[edit]

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)
"New Heavens and a New Earth" (1953)
"The Kingdom Is at Hand" (1944)
Salvation (1939)
Enemies (1937)
Riches (1936)
Jehovah (1934)
Preparation (1933)
Prophecy (1929)
Government (1928)
Reconciliation (1928)
Deliverance (1926)
Comfort for the Jews (1925)
The Way to Paradise (1924)
The Revelation of Jesus Christ—According to the Sinaitic Text (1918)
Pastor Russell's Sermons (1917)
Berean Bible Teachers' Manual (1909)


The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom Public Edition (monthly, January 1, 2008)[26]
  • The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah's Kingdom Simplified Study Edition (monthly, July 15, 2011)[26]
  • The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom Study Edition (format change, January 15, 2012)
The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom Study Edition (monthly, January 15, 2008)[26][27]
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)
Watch Tower reprints (1916–1919) (1922)
Watch Tower reprints (1879–1915) (1920)
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)
  • Awake! (reduce from 32 pages to 16 pages, January 2013)
Awake! (monthly with more emphasis on Bible, January 2006)[26]
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 (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)
To Whom the Work Is Entrusted (1919)



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, revised and reissued as Poems of Dawn 1912, revised 1915; 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)[29]
  • Sing to Jehovah—Vocal Renditions (6 CDs, MP3 and AAC)[29]
Sing Praises to Jehovah (piano accompaniment, CD)
Sing Praises to Jehovah (audiocassette)
Sing Praises to Jehovah (phonograph records)
  • Kingdom Melodies, Volumes 1–6, 9 (orchestral arrangements, CD)[30]
Kingdom Melodies, Volumes 4–6 (revised 2006, 2007, 2008)
Kingdom Melodies, Volumes 1–3 (revised 1996, 1997, 1998)
  • Kingdom Melodies, Volumes 1–6, 9 (MP3)[29]
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 accompaniment, audiocassette)
Singing and Accompanying Yourselves With Music in Your Hearts (1966; orchestral accompaniment, phonograph)


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[edit]

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

For study and preaching[edit]

  • Teach Your Children (2014)
  • Your Family Can Be Happy (2014)
  • My Bible Lessons (2013), for infants
  • How Can You Have a Happy Life? (2013), designed for the Jewish population
Will There Ever Be a World Without War? (1992)
  • Good News From God (2012)
What Does God Require of Us? (1996)
  • Who Are Doing Jehovah's Will Today? (2012)
Jehovah's Witnesses—Who Are They? What Do They Believe? (2000)
Jehovah's Witnesses in the Twentieth Century (1978, revised 1979, 1989)
  • Listen to God and Live Forever (2011)
You Can Be God's Friend! (2000)
  • 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)
  • Keep on the Watch! (2004)
  • The Road to Everlasting Life—Have You Found It? (2002)
  • A Satisfying Life—How to Attain It (2001)
  • The Guidance of God—Our Way to Paradise (1999)
  • What Happens to Us When We Die? (1998)
  • A Book for All People (1997)
  • When Someone You Love Dies (1994, revised 2000, 2005)
  • 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)
  • Spirits of the Dead—Can They Help You or Harm You? Do They Really Exist? (1991, revised 2005)
Unseen Spirits—Do They Help Us? Or Do They Harm Us? (1978), intended for followers of spiritism or tribal religion
  • 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 members[edit]

  • Dress & Grooming for Visitors Touring Bethel (2008)
  • Charitable Planning to Benefit Kingdom Service Worldwide (2000, revised 2004, 2010)
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)


  • Good News for People of All Nations (2004), a basic Bible message in many languages.[31]
Good News For All Nations (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
  • 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[edit]

  • 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
  • No. 30—How Do You View the Bible?—2013
  • No. 31—How Do You View the Future?—2013
  • No. 32—What Is the Key to Happy Family Life?—2013
  • No. 33—Who Really Controls the World?—2013
  • No. 34—Will Suffering Ever End?—2013
  • No. 35—Can the Dead Really Live Again?—2013
  • No. 36—What Is the Kingdom of God?—2014
  • No. 37—Where Can We Find Answers to Life’s Big Questions?—2014

Targeted distribution[edit]

  • 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)—2008
  • No. 82—You Can Trust the Creator! (for Native Americans) (© 2007)—2008
  • No. 83—Could It Happen Again? A Question for the Citizens of Russia (Russian) (© 2009)—2010

Watch Tower Tracts series[edit]

Watch Tower Tracts (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1881

No. 1—Why Will There Be a Second Advent?
No. 2—(Title uncertain)
No. 3—(Title uncertain)
No. 4—Why Evil Was Permitted
No. 5—The Narrow Way to Life
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
No. 7—Work of Atonement—Tabernacle Types

The Old Theology series[edit]

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


The Minister’s Daughter—1882
Arp Slip (Arp Tract)—1887
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
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

Kingdom News[edit]

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

No. 38—Can the Dead Really Live Again?—2013

The Bible Students Monthly[edit]

The Bible Students Monthly (monthly, 1913–1918)

The Fall of Babylon (monthly, special subtitle during 1917–1918)[32]
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 recordings (audio and sign language) are later made available for home use by members.

  • What is True Love? (contemporary) (2012)
  • Young Ones—Be Discreet and Wise (Joseph) (2011)
  • "These Words... Must Prove to be On Your Heart" (contemporary) (2011)
  • Walk by Faith, Not by Sight (2010) (flight of Christians from Jerusalem) (2010)
  • To Whose Authority Do You Submit? (Jeroboam) (2006)
  • Pursue Goals That Honor God (Timothy) (2005)
  • They Bore Thorough Witness to the Good News (Paul the Apostle) (2004)
  • Stand Firm in Troublesome Times (Jeremiah) (2003)
  • Respect Jehovah's Authority (Korah) (2001)
  • Warning Examples for Our Day (Zimri) (2000)
  • Appreciating Our Spiritual Heritage (Jacob and Esau) (1999)
  • Families—Make Daily Bible Reading Your Way of Life! (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) (1998)
  • Keep Your Eye Simple (contemporary) (1998)
  • Marked for Survival (contemporary) (1998)
  • Why Respect Theocratic Arrangements? (Gideon) (1997)
  • Doing What is Right in Jehovah's Eyes (Josiah) (1993)
  • Doing God's Will With Zeal (Jehu) (1992)
  • Jehovah's Judgment Against Law-Defying People (Noah and Lot) (1990)
  • Preserving Life in Time of Famine (Joseph) (1990)
  • Jehovah Delivers Those Calling Upon His Name (Joshua) (1987)
  • Beware of Losing Faith by Drawing Away From Jehovah (Moses) (1982)
  • Jehovah's Name to be Declared in All the Earth (Plagues of Egypt) (1981)

Dramatic Bible readings[edit]

Since 2007, Witness conventions have featured 'sound dramas'—audio recordings of Bible passages read in a dramatic fashion, accompanied by music, sound effects, and extra dialog. The recordings are later made available for download from the official website.

  • Be Faithful and Conquer Your Fears (Saint Peter) (2013)
  • Fortify Your Hearts to be Witnesses (Jesus' resurrection) (2012)
  • A True Story That Inspires Hope (Ruth and Naomi) (2011)
  • Do Not Give Out When Corrected by Jehovah! (Jonah) (2010)
  • "Until I Expire I Shall Not Take Away My Integrity!" (Job, Daniel) (2009)
  • Become Hearers and Doers of God's Word (Jesus, Satan, Elijah and the widow) (2008)
  • God's Word "is Alive and Exerts Power" (Jesus' miracles) (2007)


  • The Prodigal Returns (2013)
  • Walk by Faith, Not by Sight (Bible drama) (2012)
  • Become Jehovah's Friend—Listen, Obey and Be Blessed (2012)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses—Faith in Action (2 volumes)
  • Out of Darkness (2010)
  • Let the Light Shine (2011)
  • The Wonders of Creation Reveal God's Glory (2009)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses Stand Firm Against Nazi Assault (2008)
  • Warning Examples for Our Day—Respect Jehovah's Authority (Bible dramas) (2008)
  • Pursue Goals That Honor God (2007)
  • To the Ends of the Earth and United by Divine Teaching (2007)
United by Divine Teaching (1994)
To the Ends of the Earth (1995)
  • Organized to Share Good News and Our Whole Association of Brothers (2006)
Our Whole Association of Brothers (2000)
The New World Society in Action (1995)
Jehovah's Witnesses—The Organization Behind the Name (1990)
  • Noah Walked with God—David Trusted in God (2004)
Noah—He Walked With God (1997)
  • Transfusion Alternatives—Documentary Series
  • Transfusion-Alternative Strategies—Simple, Safe, Effective (2000)
  • No Blood—Medicine Meets the Challenge (2001)
  • Transfusion-Alternative Health Care—Meeting Patient Needs and Rights (2002)
  • Faithful Under Trials—Jehovah's Witnesses in the Soviet Union (2001)
  • Young People Ask (2 volumes)
  • How Can I Make Real Friends? (1999)
  • What Will I Do With My Life? (2004)
  • 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)


  1. ^ Available online and for download in PDF, EPUB, MP3 and AAC formats.
  2. ^ Available for download in PDF and EPUB.
  3. ^ Available for download in PDF, EPUB, MP3 and AAC.
  4. ^ Our Kingdom Ministry: 5. April 2001. Your goal is to help the student achieve greater insight into the truth, qualify as an unbaptized publisher, and become a dedicated and baptized Witness of Jehovah  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "18—Baptism and Your Relationship With God". What Does the Bible Really Teach?. pp. 174–183. 
  6. ^ "The Bible Teach Book—Our Primary Bible Study Aid", Our Kingdom Ministry, January 2006, page 1.
    Available for download in PDF, EPUB, MP3, AAC and M4V for sign language.
  7. ^ a b Are You Ready to Get Baptized?—The Watchtower, November 15, 1966, pages 700–701.
  8. ^ "Blessed Results from Making the Test". The Watchtower: 755. December 15, 1955. 
  9. ^ New “Live Forever” Book Creates Excitement—Our Kingdom Ministry, October, 1982, page 1.
  10. ^ "Greater emphasis was given to the back-call and Bible study work. “The Truth Shall Make You Free” with the question booklet was the chief instrument used in this activity. One pioneer writes: “Studies in this publication lasted at least one year if conducted regularly."; 1972 Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses, page 79
  11. ^ Blessed Results from Making the Test—The Watchtower, December 15, 1955, page 755.
  12. ^ Jehovah's Witnesses in the Divine Purpose, page 99.
  13. ^ Available for download in PDF, MP3, AAC and M4V for sign language.
  14. ^ Our Kingdom Ministry, January 2006, page 1.
  15. ^ Our Kingdom Ministry, January 1982, page 4.
  16. ^ Available for download in PDF, MP3, AAC and M4V for sign language.
  17. ^ "“Have Love Among Yourselves”", The Watchtower, February 1, 2003, pages 17–18. Available for download in PDF, EPUB, MP3 and AAC.
  18. ^ Available online.
    Download in MP3 and AAC.
  19. ^ "Title Page/Publishers’ Page", Pay Attention to Daniel’s Prophecy!, page 2, as reproduced in Watchtower Library 2008 on CDROM, "2006 Printing"
  20. ^ Available for download in PDF, EPUB, MP3 and AAC.
  21. ^ Available for download in PDF, EPUB, MP3, AAC and M4V for sign language.
  22. ^ Available for download in PDF, EPUB, MP3, AAC and M4V for sign language.
  23. ^ Available for download in PDF, EPUB, MP3, AAC and M4V for sign language.
  24. ^ Available for download in PDF, EPUB, MP3, AAC and M4V for sign language.
  25. ^ 1978 Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses, page 23.
  26. ^ a b c d Available for download in PDF, EPUB, MP3, or AAC formats.
  27. ^ Available for download in sign language in WMV and M4V formats.
  28. ^ Available in M4V for sign language.
  29. ^ a b c d Available for download in MP3 and AAC formats.
  30. ^ Watch Tower Publications Index
  31. ^ The Watchtower, 1 July 2005, p. 24
  32. ^ "United States of America", 1975 Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses, page 85.
  • Watchtower Index, 2014

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