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AWAKE! No. 5 2017 | When Disaster Strikes​—Steps That Can Save Lives

Why is it important to prepare for disasters?

The Bible says: “The shrewd person sees the danger and conceals himself, but the inexperienced keep right on going and suffer the consequences.”​—Proverbs 27:12.

This magazine highlights what we should do before, during, and after a disaster.

 

COVER SUBJECT

When Disaster Strikes​—Steps That Can Save Lives

These tips could save your life and the lives of others.

What You Should Know About Energy Conservation

Consider three areas in which you may be able to use energy more wisely​—home, transportation, and daily activities.

THE BIBLE'S VIEWPOINT

War

In ancient times, the Israelites waged war in the name of God. Does that mean that God approves of modern warfare?

HELP FOR THE FAMILY

Is Thrill-Seeking Worth the Risk?

Many young people get a thrill out of testing their limits​—sometimes in very risky ways. Are you tempted to join in?

LANDS AND PEOPLES

A Visit to Kazakhstan

In times gone by, Kazakhs lived as nomads and dwelled in yurts. How does the modern lifestyle of these people reflect their ancestral traditions?

WAS IT DESIGNED?

The Shape of Seashells

The shape and structure of seashells serve to protect the mollusks that live inside them.

More Online Features

Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Go to War?

Jehovah’s Witnesses are known worldwide for refusing to go to war. Learn why we take this stand.

When Disaster Strikes, Love Moves Us to Action

In dozens of countries, Jehovah’s Witnesses provide assistance in times of need.