Are you a pastor? Do you need an enlightening book to create awareness in your church body? Are you a pastoral student? Do you need a case study revealing the upheaval due to clergy coverup? This timely and important information can to help protect your ministry and your congregation.

Thank you for this review, J. N. Hawks.

J. N. Hawks
5.0 out of 5 stars Important and Necessary Read
Reviewed in the United States on March 31, 2022
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“While this is a tough read, it is one that I believe is necessary for anyone serving in a leadership role in a church, for someone seeking a healthy church, and for individuals in ministry. This book should be added to curriculum at Bible colleges as a guide on how to properly handle abuse and as a guide on how not to handle abuse.

Iā€™m grateful for this read, not just as an individual who lived through this situation, but as someone who serve full time in ministry now as an adult. I hope people will be open minded to learning from and listening to the victims and whistleblowers always.”

Thank you for your endorsement, Rick Knoop.

“Between the covers of this book, Joy S. Taylor exposes the true story of a thriving mega-church as it succumbs to leadership failures wrought by the driving force of its “Lead Minister’s” actions and spiritual abuse of those surrounding him. Joy’s personal experience with, and insight into the ugly face of an abuser, gives her an acute perception to recognize the insidious characteristics of abuse. As a worshiper and servant of her Lord Jesus Christ, Joy tells a captivating story, tracing the roots of discord and treachery that plagued her church, causing it to plunge from its roost as ‘the largest evangelical church in North County, Missouri’ to a small congregation leasing its formerly owned facility. Joy’s revealing of the guideposts which led to this colossal failure can be fruitful in becoming the warning signs for other churches seeking to break the 1000-person attendance threshold. Read on with prayerful spirit, and let God speak to you through these pages. – Rick Knoop, Florissant MO”


ā€œA View from the Pewsā€ is available on Amazon in print and ebook format, along with being available to read through the Kindle Unlimited program. Buy a book, read online, choose your preferred method and read the rest of the story. This project is for the victims. Every book sold and every page read helps support Safe Connections non-profit in St. Louis. Please join me in the cause for victims of abuse. Joy S. Taylor