Sunday, December 4, 2011

Why Men Hate Going to Church by David Murrow

My head is reeling from the information contained in “Why
Men Hate Going to Church”
. How could I be so wrong when I thought I was so right? So many things that I thought made church “right”, it seems, turn men off from going. They appeal to me as a woman, but men are from a different planet in some ways and aren’t attracted to the same things I am. Murrow presents the case, point by point, that many aspects of church as we know it today has been feminized and the very things that draw women in, turn men away. After speaking to the whys and wherefores of his argument, he goes into concrete ways that a congregation can make small or large changes that will bring a healthy balance back to their gender numbers. He talks about decor, music, preaching, children’s ministry, youth ministry, programs – there’s something in here for everyone. This is a book that should be read and taken to heart by anyone who loves God and wants all men to love him and find a church home where they can worship Him without feeling like they are in a foreign country. I highly recommend this book.