I started reading “Why Men Hate Going to Church” (by David Murrow) this week.
J had picked it up to read with some Christmas money our first year of marriage… he had really “enjoyed” it and had suggested to me that I should read it as well – which, at the time I was more than willing to, but being in the last semester of Bible school and working part time, I had a few other things that were higher priorities, so I never got around to reading it.
But, this week I decided to give it a read, especially since the topic is somewhat sensitive in my life right now (not just regarding men not wanting to be in church, but women too).
So I started it – I read about 6 or 7 chapters or so the first night (I read fast and it was intriguing), forgot about it the next night (I had gotten some books from the library I wanted to read that night), picked it back up again the next night and made it about halfway through, went to bed “early” one night (I think – I can’t really remember), and then picked it back up tonight after David went to bed… and now I’m HIGHLY recommending this book to EVERYBODY!!!
It was a HUGE educator on men in general, and especially in regards to how men tend to view church (and people my age, too).
I think this should be REQUIRED reading for all seminary students, especially those going into the pastorate… and there truly needs to be a “women’s study guide” for small group discussions on this book – the facts in this book, if applied correctly, could change the face of Christianity RADICALLY – and for the BETTER!!!
I’m not going to say that I 100% agree with everything that is said in the book (I didn’t read it to find what I didn’t agree with – I read it to enlighten myself to the “minds of men”), but I STRONGLY urge you to find yourself a copy – or borrow one – and read it and discuss it and apply the principles learned from it!!
WE NEED THIS IN OUR CHURCHES!!!!!!!
If you’ve read the book – leave me a comment to let me know what you thought!! And if you’ve applied anything from the book, please share that as well!!