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Dr JSKAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5December 6, 2011Dr JSKAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Why Men Hate Going To Church, by David Murrow is a book center around a growing problem within the church: the lack of a male presence. Within this book, which is a revised edition, David Murrow focuses on the possible reasons for the lack of a male presence within the church today, but more importantly he offers possible steps that the local church can utilize to rectify this situation.
Being a pastor myself, this issue has not escaped my attention, but the magnitude, for me, was unimaginable. Most people would look at this as a problem confined to and within the small to medium size congregations, but it has become a wide spread epidemic.
Murrow makes a persuasive argument that most men are conditioned to avoid church, because the church has grown to a point where it tailors the majority of its existence towards women. While this, as already stated, is a persuasive agreement, I wonder if it is entirely the reason. Could it be the result of something deeper?
Murrow offers suggestions that he feels, if implemented by the church, will lead to a reversal of this problem. While some might carry the church in a positive direction, some ultimately serve to remove some common analytical pictures that have been formulated within scripture and carried on through church history. Thus it is for each to read and consider for themselves.
All in all, this book is a recommended read.
Dr. Jeff Krupinski
BillFloridaAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5December 6, 2011BillFloridaAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Great book that all Men's Ministry leaders should read.
PastorAnthonyAge: 25-34Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5December 6, 2011PastorAnthonyAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I haven't finished the book yet but so far it has been great and as always CBD shipped it quickly & I got it quickly.
Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Why Men Hate Going To Church by David MurrowDecember 3, 2011Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"Why Men Hate Going To Church"Ã¢â¬âthe title says it all. It's the question we have all had, on a subject we have all noticed, without ever asking. Perhaps you imagined that there was no answer. It is just one of the mysteries of life. Read this book by David Murrow and you will have answers that will make you wonder that you never noticed them before. He gives answers that stem from the fundamental differences of men and women. We see some of these ideas in marriage books to our advantage. I will confess to being skeptical as I began, but this book is compelling. As a pastor I found his marketing/media perspective unique and thought provoking.
He shows that we have feminized church. Our services are much more favorable to women than men both in comfort and service. He gives a fascinating history of how this developed. As I read, I thought there is little than can be done about it, but in the last half of the book he gives practical advice. A new mindset is the key one.
He is friendly to the contemporary style of worship and I am firmly of the old fashioned variety, yet where his type of worship fails men he minces no words. I appreciate that kind of candor. This work doesn't pretend to be theological at all. If some idea he offers sounds like a marketing ploy to give them what they want with no regard to God's glory, that is the reader's problem. For what it is, this book could hardly be better.
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Clyde A GlideAge: 18-24Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5December 1, 2011Clyde A GlideAge: 18-24Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 4Good book alot of facts I think if more Pastors picked up this book they could help more men seeking Christ and a belonging in church.