Wednesday, September 13, 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 alcohol, 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.

3 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Good, thoughtful post, Mimi.

Bonnie Calhoun said...

You write the best review! I bow to your review-ed-ness!! LOL!

Kimber said...

GREAT Review - LOVE IT! I think it is awesome what the author is doing too!!