Book Review

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Losing the Good Portion: Why Men Are Alienated from Christianity by Leon J. Podles

St. Augustine's Press, 2019
(276 pages, $29.00, hardcover)

reviewed by S. M. Hutchens

I have sometimes sensed in "men's ministries" a penumbra of at least moderate artificiality, as though they were appended to the main program merely to give men, otherwise uninterested in church activity (it being, as they see it, the proper occupation of women, children, and effete religious hobbyists), something "manly" to do under church auspices to keep them from abandoning Christianity altogether. In this book, Touchstone senior editor Leon Podles explores at length the phenomenon of male church abandonment, beginning with the broadly shared . . .

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