This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Mean Streets, Kind Heart: The Father Chris…

Mean Streets, Kind Heart: The Father Chris Riley Story

by Sue Williams

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
241652,797 (3.25)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Super inspiring story, loved reading about the change he's made but dragged on a little bit towards the end. ( )
  Amzzz | Jul 6, 2013 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

Father Chris Riley is a maverick priest with an extraordinary mission: helping kids in desperate trouble who have no one else to turn to. They're some of the toughest kids in Australia, but he refuses to give up on them. And the results are astonishing. An 11-year-old boy, labelled a 'solo crime wave', with 137 offences. A 16-year-old who stabbed a man to death. A heroin addict aged just fifteen, forced to sell herself on the streets. When everyone else failed them, Father Chris stepped in - and now they're all happy, healthy teenagers, looking forward to long and fulfilling lives. More than 45,000 kids have passed through his Youth off the Streets projects, which include farms in the country, a detox centre, a food van delivering hot meals to the hungry and homeless, schools and a mentor program. Their stories are heartbreaking and heart-warming, tragic and triumphant. Father Chris Riley's biography is an inspiring tale of modern Australia and a man who refuses to give up on our future.… (more)

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3.25)
3 1
3.5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 134,884,166 books! | Top bar: Always visible