Sunday, September 10, 2006

Squat by Taylor Field

Have you ever been in a big city and noticed a homeless person? Did you cross the street to avoid him? Did you give him money thinking that he would probably go blow it on alcohol or drugs? Did you wonder if you should just take him out to dinner? Did you think about bringing him home to give him a shower, a warm meal, and a place to lay his head?

Did you ever wonder how he lives? Where he eats? What he does during the day?



Did you question why our government with all its projects hasn't helped out these people better? People with mental problems, health problems, alcohol problems, drug problems, or abusive problems? What about those who just need a helping hand to get them a job and a place to live?



What about Christians? Why aren't we helping them more? Why are we ignoring the hunger pangs of the people in our back yard?

Taylor Field has some answers to these questions in his novel, Squat, that came out September 1st.

Squat brings you through 24 hours in the life of a homeless man named Squid. Taylor Field brings the reality of New York's inner city to light. He doesn't leave out the smells, squallar, and ugliness. He doesn't leave out the alcolhol, drugs, and self-abuse. He shows it like it is because he knows what it is like. Taylor Field has worked since 1986 in the inner city of New York where he is pastor of East Seventh Baptist Church/Graffiti Community Ministries.

The best thing about this book is that all author proceeds from Squat will go to Graffiti Community Ministries, Inc., a service arm of the East Seventh Street Baptist Church on the Lower East Side of Manhattan where Field preaches.

"We live in a squat. We don’t know squat. We don’t have squat. We don’t do squat. We don’t give a squat. People say we’re not worth squat."

If you want to know more, please visit The SQUAT Website!

To order Squat, click HERE.

This review has been written by Mimi Pearson, Assistant Dir. CFBA

24 comments:

M. C. Pearson said...

Wow, what a great review. Heh...gee, I wonder who wrote this? LOL...

SquatBook.com said...

Thank you for such a great review.
www.squatbook.com

Camy Tang said...

I'll be posting a review tomorrow! Or actually, tonight at 12:01 am PST. :)

Camy

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Hey, I posted mine...Sheesh, I'm telling me about me....I need a rest!

The Curmudgeon's Rant said...

Mine is up.

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted.

LaShaunda said...

I'm excited to help promote Squat. It's my first book for the Alliance. Looking forward to promoting more books.


http://lashaunda.blogspot.com

Christy Lockstein said...

My review is posted, and I'll post the excerpt tomorrow.

http://christysbookblog.blogspot.com/

Alison Strobel Morrow said...

I just posted my review! Someone who knows what they're looking for, please come check my Amazon link and make sure I did it right. Thanks!

Jason said...

I didn't get to review, but I posted and linked to the CFBA review. I'll keep pushing it over the next 2 days as well.

Jason said...

And as of 4:00 pm MDT, Squat was #7 on the Technorati most popular books. Let's see if it hits #1!

Ruth said...

I didn't get to write a review, but I posted all of the SQUAT links.

Ernie W. said...

My review of Squat is posted on my blogsite.

Cheryl Russell said...

I posted reviews yesterday at www.unseenworlds.blogspot.com and www.faceoutbooksteens.blogspot.com.

Today I posted a short blurb, with the required links and included a link to the chapter excerpt.

Daniel I Weaver said...

Mine is posted.

Kathleen Popa said...

My post includes an interview about Squat with blogger Kevin Barbieux, the Homeless Guy.

GeorgianaD said...

I posted just now:)

Jezreel said...

No review, just copy & pasted. Its GOOD TO BE BACK!

Wren said...

Mine is up...finally!

Wren reviews...

Kelly said...

My post is up.

fiorinda said...

My post is up.

brandilyncollins said...

I posted about the book and included links at the end of my regular post today on Forensics and Faith: www.forensicsandfaith.blogspot.com

Congratulations, Taylor!

Hisart777 said...

Posted mine last night, all links included.
Sounds like a great book, haven't got to read it.

Ty said...

I posted an interview with James and the links at Cookie Mix and Faithwebbin.