“The spiritual punch of C. S. Lewis, written in the style of a Jason Bourne thriller. I can’t imagine a more powerful, readable combination.”
– Robert Lewis, founder, Men’s Fraternity
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The Map: The Way of All Great Men is the powerful follow-up to Murrow’s bestselling Why Men Hate Going to Church.
Murrow’s first book identified the problem – churches are losing their men and boys. The Map offers a simple solution to help bring them back. It’s the first book for men that presents the spiritual life in visual form – an actual, ink-on-paper map. Have a look:
This map is no modern, pop-culture creation. It’s as old as scripture itself. History’s greatest men – including Christ himself – followed this map. But those who ignored the map met with destruction.
The Map begins as a fictional tale of murder, deception and greed, as three men fight to uncover the most important discovery since the Dead Sea Scrolls. Then, using this tale as a parable, Murrow shows men what the map looks like — where it’s found in the Bible — and how to walk its ancient paths today.
The Map reveals three journeys – submission, strength and sacrifice. Any man who would become great must walk these three paths – in their proper order. Any other path leads men to frustration, boredom and lost potential. “And that’s the state of men in the church today,” says author David Murrow. “They’re sitting in church, absorbing good teaching, but in many cases it’s not changing their lives. It’s all so random. They have no map for their spiritual lives.”
The Map is not your typical men’s self-help guide. “I wrote the first half of the book as an adventure novel,” Murrow said. “I wanted to make it a fun read for men, so it’s a pretty entertaining way to get your dose of theology.”
Probably the most powerful lesson of the map is how it helps men get in touch with their feminine sides – without becoming feminized. “The three journeys take us very deliberately in the feminine direction, and back in the masculine direction again.”
Finally, The Map is the first book for men that presents the path to manhood in visual form. “Men generally learn better visually; women learn better verbally,” Murrow said. “Yet in the church we only teach verbally. Most men have never seen a map of their spiritual lives. Imagine the power this could have to change the hearts of men.”