Barking to the Choir Barking to the Choir

Barking to the Choir

The Power of Radical Kinship

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Publisher Description

In this “beautiful and important and soul-transporting book,” a Jesuit priest shares what his work with LA gangs has taught him about compassion and faith (Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love).

In his first book, Tattoos on the Heart, Gregory Boyle introduced us to Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention program in the world. Critics hailed that book as an “astounding literary and spiritual feat” (Publishers Weekly) that is “destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” (Los Angeles Times). Now, after the suc­cessful expansion of Homeboy Industries, Boyle returns with Barking to the Choir to reveal how com­passion is transforming the lives of gang members.

Barking to the Choir offers a snapshot into the challenges and joys of life on the margins. Sergio, arrested at age nine, in a gang by age twelve, and serving time shortly thereafter, now works with the substance-abuse team at Homeboy to help others find sobriety. Jamal, abandoned by his family, gradually finds forgive­ness for his schizophrenic mother. New father Cuco, who never knew his own dad, thinks of a daily adventure on which to take his four-year-old son. These former gang members uplift the soul and reveal how bright life can be when filled with unconditional love and kindness.

Gently and humorously, Barking to the Choir invites us to find kinship with one another and re-convinces us all of our own goodness.

“If you’re in the market for genuine inspiration, I urge you to read Barking to the Choir by Gregory Boyle, a book that shows what the platitudes of faith look like when they’re put into action.” —Ann Patchett, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Tom Lake

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2017
November 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
226
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
4.5
MB

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Tattoos on the Heart Tattoos on the Heart
2010
The Whole Language The Whole Language
2021
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Tatuajes en el corazon Tatuajes en el corazon
2010