Saturday, October 29, 2011

Book Review: Why Men Hate Going to Church by David Murrow

Book Review: Why Men Hate Going to Church by David Murrow
    Why is it that men hate going to church? Lousy preaching? Worship that is less then wonderful?  In this second edition of his bestselling book, David Murrow uses his knowledge, and common sense to figure out the real reason. While most of the reason stems from the church being too feminine,  many more usually unnoticed observations are demonstrated in this book.  This book contains statistics, facts and above-and-beyond hypothesis to answer the question, why don’t men like church?”
   This book was very good, and I believed it exposed some of the most devastating statistics of the men/women ratio in church. One of the most interesting theories, I believed, was the one about the church needing feminine character. At first, I shrugged it off, but then realized that women truly do have the right characteristics, such as fellowship, compassion, and many other “girly” things. Not that guys don’t have compassion, but they need church to want them to build a house, or punch something, or teach them how to shepherd their families, etc. Overall, I thought this was a great, down-to-earth look at the reasons why men hate going to church. I would recommend this for any Pastors, Men’s group leaders, and any other human with curiosity.
Thomas Nelson Publishers gave me this book for this review.   

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