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- Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Revised, Updated ed. edition (31 October 2011)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B005VHBQSM
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About the Author
David Murrow is an award-winning television producer and writer based in Alaska, most recently working for Sarah Palin. A best-selling author, he is also director of Church for Men, an organization that helps churches connect with men and boys. David and his wife, Gina, have three children.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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I'm struck by the comments about the feminisation of the church, an unintended consequence of what the church has become. Murrow provides an alternate view.
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It has calmed down a bit, Dave has been listening to men and women as he does his tours and the feedback from churches that have been putting into practice the ideas in the first edition and written about them in this edition. As he says, he puts lots into the first book, it's a bit crammed in at times, but then he didn't know if he was going to get to do a second.
Well, the first edition sold huge amounts, and this revised edition is so much better and it should do the same.
When talking about "men" as a group it's inevitable that generalisations have to be made, and as we know "generalisations are always wrong". So if you're the grumpy old man type like I am, you might find yourself shouting at the book a lot in the first few chapters. But stick with it - I've spent all my life in the church so naturally it takes me a bit of effort to get into the mindset of men who are on the outside.
But once you do, you'll realise that this book is a gem. It contains a wealth of warnings and advice on making a man-friendly church - that's one that's not just suitable for quiche-eaters. Take it in, and start putting it into practice in your church. And get all your women to read it, because it's not really a men's book, it's just a book for anyone who cares about the church reaching men.
The things you say in your book really hit me hard, in a good way and I can see why I gave up trying to be a man of God years ago.
But boy is it an issue.
Reading this just shows you how unfriendly Church as an entity can be to men but more importantly it gives you some practical insight into what churches can actually do about it.
So give it a go, you will learn something, learn what to do about it, and you might even get some more men engaged with your Churches
Why are so many men who do go to church simply not "mens' men?"
Why are property committees nevertheless dominated by men?
The answers are here, and the basic thesis is unarguable.
Some allowance has to be made for the crossing of the Atlantic, but nevertheless a valuable resource and essential reading for any church leader who wants to see more men in church
If you are or not concerned by the lack of men in church then you NEED to read this book!