Thursday, March 9, 2017

To answer an email question ...


Two people have asked through email if I recommend Zydek's biography of Russell, Charles Taze Russell: His life and time: The man, the millennium and the message. I wouldn't try to stop any one from buying it. Some of our readers have. Jerome reviewed it when published.

It is inaccurate, poorly researched, flawed and not worth the money you spend on it. But it's your money. Buy it if you wish.

2 comments:

jerome said...

If anyone wants to read a review of Zydek's book, try this link:

http://truthhistory.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/guest-post-review-of-charles-taze.html

Andrew Martin said...

Thanks for posting the link, Jerome. My comments below are based on your testimony in your review, as I have not read the book myself (and likely won't).

Although Mr. Zydek writes well, I find his suggestion that Mrs. Russell charged adultery against her husband unforgivable. Either he was unbelievably careless in his research, or he used an openly hostile source without weighing it against other sources.

Details, such as dates and cemetery locations, could have been confirmed beforehand with some additional effort.

However, I understand there is a second edition that claims to have corrected many of the errors. Wonder how well he did with that ...

Thanks again, Jerome, for the effort you put into supporting this research.