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Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

by Gregory Boyle

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This book added a whole new dimension on how to deal with "the other." Father Greg's answer? You just love them. ( )
  bohemianshell | Apr 25, 2014 |
This book was incredible to read. Father Gregory Boyle works with ex-gang members in LA. The book is filled with stories of his work. It's a touching and inspiring collection. ( )
  ariahfine | Feb 6, 2014 |
Father Gregory Boyle service to gang members at the Delores Mission near Los Angeles is documented in this collection of several short stories of the people G. served. Even with all of the pain, the murders, the abuse and the suffering, Father found hope and holiness all around him. God met each of the young people in the stories he wrote about on their own turf. This memoir praises the sacredness of life as G. taught others to see themselves as God the Father sees them. 217 p. ( )
  sgrame | Jun 18, 2013 |
Father Greg is a Jesuit priest in LosAngeles and runs the Home Boys Industries. The book is full of success stories and failures in a desperate situation. ( )
  pamdierickx | Apr 16, 2013 |
I've been walking with homeless people, in a small, part-time kind of way, for about 20 years. The most important thing I can tell you about this book is that I recognize my homeless friends in the gang members Fr. Boyle writes about in this book. If you read this book simply for the stories--which are well told, meaningful and moving, you'll miss Fr. Boyle's insights about God, compassion and the worth of every human being. Every human being. ( )
  nmele | Apr 6, 2013 |
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This day . . . with me . . . paradise.
---Luke 23:43
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To the Homies and the Homegirls
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I spent the summers of 1984 and 1985 as an associate pastor at Dolores Mission Church, the poorest parish in the Los Angeles archdiocese.
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Father Boyle started Homeboy Industries nearly 20 years ago, which has served members of more than half of the gangs in Los Angeles. This collection presents parables about kinship and the sacredness of life drawn from Boyle's years of working with gangs… (more)

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