Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Why Men Hate Going To Church

The largest unreached people group—at least as far as church attendance is concerned—is men. Why is that? Why do more women attend church than men? And how should this problem be addressed?

These are just some of the questions discussed in David Murrow’s Why Men Hate Going To Church.

Murrow compares the typical church set up—in terms of worship, preaching style and programs—to the way men are wired. He offers pragmatic solutions; ways to reach out and draw men into the public worship place without making them feel emasculated. He suggests ideas to change the church dynamic and create a place where men feel at home.

But more than just discussing the need to make the church more “man friendly,” Murrow draws from recent church history to show how church has evolved and become more welcoming overall, progressively making it easier for men to find their place.

Illustrations and candor make this book an enjoyable read. Why Men Hate Going To Church would especially benefit pastors, church leaders, women who want to understand men, and men who want to understand themselves.

You can also read my review in The Examiner.

Janey DeMeo M.A.

Copyright © December 2011


A. Amos Love said...

Was wondering...

I can’t seem to find anyone - “Going to Church” - In my antiquated KJV.

Could the simple reason for “Why Men Hate Going to Church” be...
It’s NOT in the Bible.

In the Bible...
Jesus never mentioned to “His Disciples” about “Going to Church.”
NOT one “Disciple of Christ” taught about, or mentioned, “Going to Church.”
There are NO men and NO women - “Going to Church.”

Seems to me, these “Men Who Hate Going to Church,”
are a lot more biblical then those who do...
Because, NO one - man or women - was “Going to Church” in the Bible. ;-)

What is popular is not always “Truth.”
What is “Truth” is not always popular.

Janey DeMeo said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, A.Amos Love.

I agree. You won’t find the actually phrase “going to church” in the NKJ Bible. Nor will you find such wording as:
Trinity, Rapture, Sunday School …
But the concepts are clearly there.

The word church (‘ekklesia’) is actually in the Bible. All followers of Jesus are part of God’s church. When followers of Jesus meet together, they reveal the church.

As far as the book goes, I’m not the author. I simply reviewed it.

God bless.

Z of ZKNITZ said...

There's a scripture in the bible that says, "forsake not the assembling of yourself".

In other words, don't stop going to church.

I didn't read your whole post, but I figure one reason alot of men don't go is out of pride. Figuring that they don't need anything or anybody, and they can do it themselves.