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Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
September 12, 2006, 9:02 pm
Filed under: Squat News, Squat Reviews

CPRSquat is the current feature book for the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance. The mission statement for this group of bloggers is “To proclaim God’s glory in all genres of Christian fiction by broadening our presence in the world, through the internet.”

Their website features a great write up about Squat.

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Taylor Field Remembers 9/11
September 11, 2006, 6:32 am
Filed under: Squat News

TaylorThe Baptist Press is running a very moving article called New York, 5 years after 9/11: Baptist ministry continues (click to read).

The article features the very poignant 9/11 remembrances of Squat author Taylor Field.

From the article –“Taylor Field is one New York City pastor attuned to the need for long-term recovery ministry. As pastor and director of East Seventh Baptist Church-Graffiti, the church nearest Ground Zero at the time of the attack, Field launched an aggressive five-year plan to minister to the ‘affected but neglected’ victims of 9/11.”

Click here to read more about Taylor & Graffiti church’s 9/11 recovery activities.

Mercy StreetsAlso, Taylor shares his personal reflections of that terrible day in his award-winning book Mercy Streets.



Squat featured in the Christian Publishing Review podcast
September 9, 2006, 11:34 am
Filed under: Squat News

CPR LogoSquat is featured in this month’s Christian Publishing Review podcast along with Beth Moore’s new book David: 90 Days with a Heart Like His.

To listen to the episode, click this link. To download this episod via iTunes, click this link.



Squat Discussion Questions by Taylor Field
September 9, 2006, 2:46 am
Filed under: Squat News

Use Squat in your Bible class, to facilitate your small group discussions, or your personal Bible study with this great discussion guide written by author Taylor Field.

Squat Discussion Questions by Taylor Field



Fiction In Rather Short Takes
September 5, 2006, 11:09 am
Filed under: Sample Chapters, Squat News

FIRSTThe Blog Alliance FIRST (Fiction In Rather Short Takes) are hosting a blog tour for Squat.

The members of this blogger alliance simultaneously posted the first chapter of Squat on September 1st on all of the members personal blogs. FIRST helps authors sell their books and helps their readers find some great reads.

Click on the FIRST banner to the left and check them out. You can read the first chapter of Squat, and find links to visit the blogs of the members of this blogger alliance.

Also, once you have read the first chapter of Squat, come back here to read the second chapter.



Message from Taylor Field
September 1, 2006, 5:31 pm
Filed under: Squat News

squat.jpgI am so happy that the novel Squat is coming out today.

I am sitting in a building that was once the site of an abandoned synagogue. ItTaylor Field is about twenty blocks from Wall Street. I used to visit people who lived here in this space through the winter. They kept warm by burning pieces of wood in a shopping cart. I am aware that many people now move through our neighborhood and are very satisfied with their new apartments. I am also aware of a group of people that still live in the shadows. They go unnoticed by the newcomers. The newcomers pass by those who are struggling and don’t even seem to notice. This book is about some of those who have gone unnoticed.

Today at our mission church, a guy shouted out to me, “Hey, you dedicated your new book to me! Thanks a lot!” The dedication says, “To those who lived in abandoned buildings and have already climbed the ladder.” In a way, he is right. This fellow used to be a crack addict and would come to our Bible study looking for help. He was always a likeable guy, but he was so needy. Now he is like an apostle. Christ has changed his life and he has helped so many people. Today he leads the worship. He really has climbed the ladder. I hope you get your copy of Squat today and read it. May it inspire you to see into the shadows and find the forgotten ones.

Taylor Field
New York, NY
September 1, 2006



“The Villager” features Taylor Field and Graffiti Church
September 1, 2006, 1:16 am
Filed under: Squat News

Villager LogoThe Villager, voted “New York State’s Best Community Newspaper,” has an article in the current edition on East 7th Street churches that features Squat author Taylor Field and Graffiti Church along with several pictures.

 From the article- “[Graffiti Church] offers a wide array of community programs, including feeding the homeless in Tompkins Square Park each Saturday.”

 Click here to check out the feature.