Why Men Hate Going to Church by David Murrow

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“Church is boring.”

“It’s irrelevant.”

“It’s full of hypocrites.”

You’ve heard the excuses —now learn the real reasons men and boys are fleeing churches of every kind, all over the world.

Christianity is the only world religion with a chronic shortage of men. David Murrow identifies the barriers to male participation, and explains why it’s so hard to motivate the men who do go to church. Then, he takes you inside several fast-growing congregations that are winning the hearts of men and boys.

The first release of Why Men Hate Going to Church sold more than 125,000 copies and was published in multiple languages. This edition is completely revised, reorganized, and rewritten, with more than 70 percent new content. Why Men Hate Going to Church does not call men back to church—it calls the church back to men.

“This is one of the most helpful books for understanding why men are indifferent toward church and how churches must change to welcome men.”
—MARK DRISCOLL, pastor of Mars Hill Church; cofounder of Acts 29 Church Planting; founder of The Resurgence

“[This] is a prophetic and relevant ‘snap-out-of-it’ masterwork that every pastor must read—not just for the sake of the kingdom, but also for his own sake and sanity in ministry.”
—KENNY LUCK, men’s pastor, Saddleback Church

“David Murrow knows how to connect with men. Where was this guy when I was twenty?”
—FRANK PASTORE, host of America’s largest
Christian talk show, KKLA (Los Angeles)



About David Murrow

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David Murrow is the world’s foremost expert on the subject of men and church. He’s the author of the bestseller Why Men Hate Going to Church. You may have seen him on Fox News Channel, PBS, or in the New York Times talking about Christianity’s gender gap. He’s the director of Church for Men, an organization that helps churches connect with the world’s largest unreached people group. He lives in Alaska with his wife, three children, and three grandsons.
Published March 22, 2005 by Thomas Nelson. 257 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, History. Non-fiction

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David Murrow first entered the evangelical publishing world with his bestselling book WHY MEN HATE GOING TO CHURCH, which resonated strongly with men and women alike.

Nov 13 2011 | Read Full Review of Why Men Hate Going to Church

Deseret News

It's no secret that more men than women skip church services each Sunday.

Jun 04 2005 | Read Full Review of Why Men Hate Going to Church


A Christian author says churches need to do a better job when it comes to responding to the needs and gifts of men.

Apr 11 2005 | Read Full Review of Why Men Hate Going to Church

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