Why 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