Tattoos on the Heart Tattoos on the Heart

Tattoos on the Heart

The Power of Boundless Compassion

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Publisher Description

“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 Boyle.

For twenty years, Father Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles—also 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, you learn how to feel worthy of God’s love. From ten-year-old Pipi you learn the importance of being known and acknowledged. From Lulu you come to understand the kind of patience necessary to rescue someone from the dark—as 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 in spite of failure, how to meet the world with a loving heart, and how to conquer shame with boundless, restorative love.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2010
March 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Free Press
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
5.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Nvalerie ,

Tattoos on the Heart

A book that opens your eyes to a different world. Father Boyle really helps us see what true compassion is. He makes you laugh and cry through these wonderfully written stories about people that are deemed outcasts but really are just looking for a place to feel accepted, loved, and heard. Must read!

sshokler ,

Tattoos on the Heart

A book that will forever expand your mind and heart. Highly recommend.

Aliciathegreatest ,

Tattoos on the heart

I am not a big book reader but this has been one of the most wonderful inspiring books I have ever read. I cannot believe it made me cry and laugh out loud. Must read book.

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