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Tattoos on the Heart

The Power of Boundless Compassion
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Free Press
 | 
February, 2011
ISBN:
9781439153154
In stock now: 
3
$22.99 CAD
Publisher’s Description: 

Gregory Boyle presents an awe-inspiring series of parables about universal kinship and redemption distilled from his twenty years of experience running a gang-intervention program, and demonstrates the remarkable power of unconditional love.

Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality ( Los Angeles Times ) Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist, and renowned speaker, Father Gregory Boylenow in paperback.

For twenty years, Father Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angelesalso known as the gang capital of the world. In Tattoos on the Heart, he has distilled his experience working in the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith.

From giant, tattooed Cesar, shopping at JC Penney fresh out of prison, we learn how to feel worthy of Gods love. From ten-year-old Pipi we learn the importance of being known and acknowledged. From Lulu we understand the kind of patience necessary to rescue someone from the darkas Father Boyle phrases it, we can only shine a flashlight on a light switch in a darkened room.

This is a motivating look at how to stay faithful inspite of failure, how to meet the world with a loving heart, and how to conquer shame with boundless, restorative love.

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