Book Review: How do we bring a new generation to Freemasonry? We begin first but understanding who they are, what they want and how Freemasonry can help them make a difference in the world. This is exactly the premise of 41MILLION MEN: The Importance of The Millennial Generation To Freemasonry. It is a book that should be read by every Grand Master, District Deputy Grand Master and Worshipful Master. It is an exceptional series of short chapters which answer some of the most vexing problems confronting our Craft today. I cannot recommend it more highly.
Terry L. Tilton, Fellow, Philalethes Society, Past Grand Master Minnesota
41 Million Men: The Importance Of The Millennial Generation To Freemasonry. Edited by Steve McCall
A collection of essays by noted Masonic writers spanning several generations. In it, we explore fraternal membership trends in generational terms and provide the Craft with a primer about the Millennials - a generation that is a perfect fit for Freemasonry. Also included is an easy-to-adopt program for lodges hoping to attract Millennial men. A must read book for lodge and grand lodge officers, 41 Million Men is the definitive guide to the next generation of Freemasons. ISBN 978-0-88053-116-0
Great guide book - Ignore at your own peril
Our Lodge was already addressing many of the concepts contained in this book. However, this serves as an excellent tool for overcoming objections based largely on ignorance and fear by providing context, real-world examples, actionable items, and measurable goals. Sadly, based on extensive discussions with Masonic leaders outside our Lodge, far too many will fail to take action and seize the opportunity they have been presented. If you truly embrace the ideas contained within this book, take the requisite action (which may no doubt require drastic change), and commit to them long-term you will see positive results. Final note: Does anyone else find it more than a bit ironic that a book focused on Millennials is not available in digital form?
Old problems, new solutions
I couldn't put this book down and read it through twice. In a quickly changing age, we are still facing problems which plagued our fraternity nearly 60 years ago. This book serves as a solid guide for any lodge looking to appeal to the millenial generation. It is backed by research and statistics which help make presenting a new plan to your lodge easy. Pick up a copy, you won't regret it.