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Reviews

Parables of Parenthood
Take My Hand

Seminary Ridge Review/SRR Autumn 2012, Reviewed by Brent A. R. Hege (Review begins on P. 118)
http://www.ltsg.edu/getattachment/SRP/Seminary-Ridge-Review/SRR_Autumn_2012-(1).pdf.aspx

Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation Newsletter
http://omahapresbyterianseminaryfoundation.org/pdf/OPSF%20News%20Fall%202012.pdf

Union Live Webinar Series: “Writing as a Spiritual Discipline” – July 31st, 2012

Interview on Religion for Life with Rev. John Shuck
http://religionforlife.podomatic.com/entry/2012-06-18T00_43_44-07_00

The Presbyterian Outlook, by Mary Harris Todd
http://www.pres-outlook.com/reviews3/book-reviews3/16569-take-my-hand-a-theological-memoir.html

Dublin minister chronicles first year as pastor in new book “Take My Hand”
~ Jane Graham, The Burgs

Tennis Anyone? Book journeys through a year of preaching

“Take My Hand: A Theological Memoir”
~ Joe Tennis, Bristol Herald Courier

“A wonderful blending of communal observations and deep spiritual insight. Rev. Taylor-Troutman sees the connection between the faith and community, and in the sharing of his experience invites us to see and learn from that connection. An excellent resource for any new pastor starting a faith journey with a congregation, or a seasoned pastor reflecting anew.”
~ Brian K. Blount
President and Professor of New Testament
Union Presbyterian Seminary

“Take My Hand is a great telling of a first-year pastor living in his first congregation . . . [The] writing is very gracious and mirrors what happens right there at the ‘ground of the fabric’ where our theologies are built, our prayers are shared, our world views reshaped, and our love of God and one another deeply nourished.”
~Cláudio Carvalhaes
Associate Professor of Worship and Preaching
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

“Georgia O’Keefe said that ‘no one really looks at a flower,’ and then she invited us to see the beauty of those blossoms that we ordinarily take for granted. A true artist arrests us in our busyness and calls us to notice the mysterious in the mundane. Andrew Taylor-Troutman displays this gift in Take My Hand. As he leads us through his first year as a pastor, Taylor-Troutman gives us a glimpse of the depth.”
~ Carol Howard Merritt
Pastor, Western Presbyterian Church
Washington DC

“Andrew Taylor-Troutman has written a delightful pastoral memoir, full of human insights and theological truths. It is in the best sense an encouraging book to any and all who aspire to the title ‘Pastor.’ I recommend it highly.”
~ Richard Lischer
Duke Divinity School

“If you want to know what first-year pastoral ministry is, read this book . . . Taylor Troutman evokes the possibility of community, of deep and abiding faith in God, of family ties and committed relationships . . . His strength is the courage to ask questions, to live with ambiguity, to keep the faith, and to listen deeply to those who know him as their pastor.”
~ Susan Kendall
Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary