Monday, June 02, 2008

Where Are All the Brothers?

Crossway recently published Eric Redmond's new book, Where Are All the Brothers?: Straight Answers to Men's Questions about the Church.

Here's the description:

In this unique book, Pastor Eric Redmond confronts the important question of “Where are the black men in the African-American church?” with a candid approach that combines wisdom with a conversational tone.

Instead of side-stepping issues, Redmond converses with readers about some of their reasons for not going to church—the church seems geared toward women, the preacher is just an ordinary man, Islam appears to offer more for the black man, organized religion is not necessary, churches are just after your money—and approaches their skepticism with respect but also with corrective truth. On these and other topics, Where Are All the Brothers? speaks about the things that men think about in private or discuss at the barbershop when it comes to church and religion, challenging them to reexamine their long-held assumptions.

Redmond, who has used this material in a variety of settings with great success, also gives eight things to look for when considering a good church so that readers can find a healthy, biblical church home. And it’s all in this unintimidating book that can easily be read in ten minutes a day.

“With trained head and tender heart the author enters the domain of the reader just as a physician enters the examining room. He responds to disturbing questions by giving biblical and practical prescriptions for help and healing.”
Sheila M. Bailey, President, E. K. Bailey Ministries, Dallas

“I don’t believe anyone could read this book without being compellingly affected. If you miss any other book this year, don’t miss this one.”
Paige Patterson, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth

“Redmond gingerly affirms the black man while taking biblical truths to dispel myths surrounding the church. Men, keep this evangelistic tool in your pocket!”
Monique Robinson, Pastor of Women’s Discipleship, Faithful Central Bible Church, Inglewood, California; author of Longing for Daddy

Here is the table of contents:
Introduction: What You Will Gain if You Give Me Ten Minutes of Your Life for Each of the Next Nine Days
1. Isn't the Church Full of Hypocrites?
2. Wasn't the Bible Written by Men?
3. Isn't the Church Geared toward Women?
4. Isn't the Preacher Just a Man?
5. Doesn't Islam Offer More for Black Men?
6. Aren't Some Churches Just After Your Money?
7. Is Organized Religion Necessary?
8. Jesus Never Claimed to Be God, Did He?
9. What to Look for to Find a Good Church

Appendix A: The Fulfillment of Old Testament Prophesies about Christ in the New Testament
Appendix B: The Church Does Not Welcome Homosexuals