Book Review: Why Men Hate Going To Church
I am guessing that a lot of my colleagues of all denominations are going to HATE this book. They're going to hate its critique of the feminization of the Church, they're going to hate the conservative theological analysis of the problem, they're going to hate the gender stereotypes that are rampant throughout.
I say to them, and to you, it's okay if you hate this book. Just read it and take it seriously. There's a lot of hard news in there, but I think Murrow is right on about a lot of things.
I have to say that I particularly love the cover of this book, which features a handsome white guy in a sports jacket and tie fast asleep in a pew. His mouth is even hanging open. It's a hilarious image and should strike at least some amount of fear into liberals who think this isn't a problem in our churches.
I feel very fortunate to have inherited a very gender-balanced congregation from my predecessor. I am reading this book for my dudes, who DO teach Sunday School and help in the kitchen and totally support their female minister (the first chick in over 360 years of church history).