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Squat Book Video Podcast: Episode 9 Available
January 25, 2007, 9:46 pm
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squatbookpod.jpgEnjoy the new Squat Book Video Podcast Episode featuring the Squat Movie, a promotional movie for the novel Squat by Taylor Field.

 Every month, watch a new video podcast via your iPod or other portable media player (or watch right on your own computer screen) of author Taylor Field as he offers insights into his new novel, Squat. Filmed on location in the East Village of New York City’s lower Manhattan, get an insider’s view into the character and characters of Squat from the author of the novel himself.

iPod users can subscribe and watch via iTunes by following this link, or you can watch the new episode on your computer right now by clicking here.



Author Ed Stetzer offers a Review of Squat
January 19, 2007, 11:52 pm
Filed under: Squat Reviews

Author and church planter Ed Stetzer recently offered this review of Squat:

I am not typically a big fan of Christian fiction. Too many insanely perfect people, implausible situations, and impossibly happy endings. I like fiction that rings true, not trite. That’s why I am impressed with Squat. First, Field writes from his experience– one who has lived and ministered among the homeless for a long time. The book reflects the reality of homeless life lived up close. Second, Field knows the pain of the street and is not afraid to share it with the reader. It is that pain which makes us hurt and empathize. Finally, it rings true. It tells a gritty story in a way that is plausible and engaging. It’s a great read.

Check out Ed’s book Breaking the Missional Code: Your Church Can Become a Missionary in Your Community.



Squat Book Video Podcast: Episode 8 Available
December 21, 2006, 5:45 am
Filed under: Squat Video, Video Podcasts

squatbookpod.jpgSquat Message

In this episode, Taylor reveals his intended message for Squat. “In each one of these places God’s grace came through. . .but sometimes when things are so terrible and difficult, you continue to live as a Christian, but it is a muffled victory.”

Every month, watch a new video podcast via your iPod or other portable media player (or watch right on your own computer screen) of author Taylor Field as he offers insights into his new novel, Squat. Filmed on location in the East Village of New York City’s lower Manhattan, get an insider’s view into the character and characters of Squat from the author of the novel himself.

iPod users can subscribe and watch via iTunes by following this link, or you can watch the new episode on your computer right now by clicking here.



Squat Review at Colossians Three Sixteen
December 13, 2006, 9:58 pm
Filed under: Squat Reviews

Brent Thomas has written an essay entitled An Interaction With Squat and A Meditation on Fiction on his blog Colossians Three Sixteen. The essay offers some very insightful comments about the power of fiction to communicate a message. He also offers some very thoughtful comments about Squat

Check it Out!!

Field gives a brief insight into the many hours of real-life wrestling behind them. Knowing the context in which he ministers, Field has made a point without having to explain his point. Field has succeeded in reminding why, in the right hands, fiction can be so powerful.



“The Homeless Guy” discussion with Taylor Field; Part 2
December 12, 2006, 11:21 pm
Filed under: Squat News, Squat Reviews

Kathleen Popa has posted Part 2 of the discussion on issues of homelessness between Squat author Taylor Field and “The Homeless Guy” Kevin Barbieux. This discussion began after Kathleen, who posted a favorable review of Squaton her blog, interviewed Kevin, a homeless blogger from Nashville, about his perspective of Squat. Taylor was intrigued by some of Kevin’s criticism of the novel and initiated contact with Kevin which as resulted in this dialogue.

Dialogue with Taylor Field and “The Homeless Guy” Kevin Barbieux Part 2

Dialogue with Taylor Field and “The Homeless Guy” Kevin Barbieux Part 1

Original review of Squatby Kathleen Popa and critique by “The Homeless Guy”



Squat Discussion with “The Homeless Guy”
November 29, 2006, 10:07 pm
Filed under: Squat News, Squat Reviews

taylor.jpgOn September 14th, blogger Kathleen Popa posted a favoravle review of Squat saying she found the book “an engaging novel that asks important questions about homelessness.” However, Kathleen wanted to see what a different perspective might be coming from someone who has experienced homeless so she interviewed “The Homeless Guy” Kevin Barbieux about his view of Squat.kevin.jpg

Well, Kevin was much more critical of Squat. This has prompted Taylor to seek further dialog with Kevin about the issues he raised in his critique of Squat. This continued dialog is being sponsored by Kathleen at her blog. The first installment appreared today.

Check it out.



Squat featured in “The Villager”
November 27, 2006, 9:26 pm
Filed under: Squat News, Squat Reviews

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“. . . where Rent meets The Passion . . .” 

An article about the novel Squat featuring an interview with Taylor Field are featured in the current issue (Nov. 22-28, 2006) of The Villager, a newspaper that serves the “West and East Village, Chelsea, SoHo, NoSo, Little Italry, Chinatown, and the Lower East Side” of New York City’s Manhattan.

Click to read the fantastic article.

It is fast paced and full of both heart-wrenching and uplifting moments which capture a day in the Lower East Side with historical precision and human emotion.