“Church is boring.”
“It’s full of hypocrites.”
Theses phrases line the back of David Murrow’s book Why Men Hate Going to Church. Beginning the books with an example of a denomination gathering where over 7,000 women, but an embarrassingly low amount of men attended. Tackling the problem of the male relationship to Christianity, Murrow attempts to “call the church back to men.”
It may have been because I am a woman, but I found the book be a slow starter. Regardless, the book cited valuable Barna research which shows how much more involved in church than men (100% more likely to be involved in discipleship!). This alone opened my eyes to how few men are actually involved in an institution that is filled with women. Though more men fill the pulpits than women, men are less likely to be found in the pews. Despite my being a woman while reading this book, I did find that it is well supported by personal examples and statistics.
PS – Booksneeze gave me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion/review.