Less than 40 percent of adults in most churches are men, and 20 to 25 percent of married churchgoing women attend without their husbands. And why are the men who do go to church so bored? Why won't they let God change their hearts?
David Murrow's groundbreaking new book reveals why men are the world's largest unreached people group. With eye-opening research and a persuasive grasp on the facts, Murrow explains the problem and offers hope and encouragement to women, pastors, and men. Why Men Hate Going to Church does not call men back to the church - it calls the church back to men.
©2004 David Murrow; (P)2008 christianaudio.com
I really liked this book. While I think it was not as bold nor did it go as far as I think it should have, at least it raised an honest point about how church is custom made for women with small children and kryptonite for men.
If you are a Christian man and wonder why you have a hard time getting amped up for church and how to fix it - this book is a great place to start.
Reader was a bit low key for the material.
As someone who grew up going to church and would be considered faithful and active in the church, this book was an eye opener. When the author first mentioned that the church is feminine I was a bit defensive, but as soon as he started to describe why I was totally shocked that I didn't see it sooner. (Women are more relational and inviting, while men are more risk-takers and competitive. Which of those descriptions sounds more like the church?)
The book doesn't blame anyone (neither women, men, or clergy) for the current state of the church ... it simply states the way things are. It also gives suggestions on how to make church more man friendly. It also doesn't try to push women out of the church or roles of responsibility but to balance things more. It doesn't attempt to change the message of the gospel, but suggests to change how it's presented. (Why would a man want to have "intimate fellowship" with another man (Jesus)?)
A serious, thoughtful, well written and well considered book on the problems the church faces with men. Highly recommend.
This book articulated many points that I now realize I have long had but never fully acknowledged.
I recommend this book to any man in the church, and especially to younger men.
Say something about yourself!
The author takes off the gloves and delves straight to the point even making me feel a bit uncomfortable at first. That, I found out quickly, was because I had been brought up in Church. Yet I was longing for this information.
David does tackle the subject but he keeps reassuring us readers that his intention is not to create a male-dominated church but to include men and so let the church grow naturally by their inclusion and involvement.
Erik reads very well. Keeps a good balance between not boring and not too expressive.
Perhaps, but once delving into the content I realized it's length was necessary to develop the topic and teach as well as lead me to a full understanding of it. This helped encourage and challenge me so that I wanted to read the whole while creating a list of what needed to be done by me and in the church.
A must read for all Christian men. Women, you really should read this too! My wife enjoyed hearing this and saw quickly the ways that the Church has left men out.
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