Why Men Hate Going to Church by David Murrow is a compelling book about the gender gap that is growing in congregations world-wide. Women outnumber men in some congregations with the differential ratios as high as 63 to a measly 37 percent. In his newly revised ground breaking book Murrow attempts to explain the feminization of the church and what pastors and leaders can do to restore the masculine appeal.
The thing that piqued my interest most about Why Men Hate Going to Church is that way that Murrow lines out his argument for masculine church being a Biblical model. According to Murrow (and he has some interesting stats and historical data on his side), the church (in general) has slowly drifted into a feminized form of Christianity which by nature appeals to women and excludes men. The most damaging element of the slide into gender favoritism is that Church has historically appealed to men.
I really enjoyed reading this book and give it a full five stars. I can see it being useful to pastors and ministry leaders who are looking to restore some of the biblical and redeemed cultural initiatives that appeal to men. For women who are interested in helping men find their way back to church, David Murrow has written another book that you may find helpful as well, How Women Help Men Find God. You can find out more about author David Murrow and the book Why Men Hate Going to Church on his website: churchformen.com
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