Where Are All the Brothers?: Straight Answers to Men's Questions about the Church
A candid, straightforward confrontation of the excuses African-American men use to remain absent from the church.
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.
About the Author
Eric C. Redmond is senior pastor of Reformation Alive Baptist Church in Temple Hills, Maryland. An assistant professor of Bible and theology at Washington Bible College and a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, he was the 2007-2008 second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention. He blogs at The Council of Reforming Churches and A Man from Issachar. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, and a Trustee at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Since 2003, he has served as Theology Editor for the NAAF Outlook: Newsletter of the African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention. Rev. Redmond and his wife Pamela have been married since 1991, and they have five children from their union—Charis, Chloe, Candace, Calvin, and Codell.