“Most widely read magazine in the world”?

It’s The Watchtower, “a flimsy, pamphlet-like” monthly, published by the Jehovah Witnesses (a pseudo-Christian cult). Here’s part of what Joel Meares writes in The New York Review of Magazines today.

Every month, nearly 40 million copies of The Watchtower are printed in more than 180 languages and sent to 236 countries. There are no subscriptions and you won’t find it on newsstands, but it’s still hard to miss. … The Watchtower is the most widely distributed magazine in the world, with a circulation of more than 25 million. Last year, the world’s 7.3 million-strong Jehovah’s Witnesses spent 1.5 billion hours knocking on doors and “street Witnessing” — stopping folks in parks and on streets — to preach the “good news” with a copy of The Watchtower. Its closest competitors are AARP The Magazine (circulation 24.3 million) and Better Homes and Gardens (7.6 million).

With such garbage getting regularly pumped into our world, what do you think real (biblical) Christians ought to be doing? Should those who know and love the truth (and love our neighbor as ourself) be doing more?! Have WE no good, gospel-literature to put in the hands of neighbors and seekers??

Lord, stir Your people to spread the real Word of the one true gospel!