Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
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Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

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by Gregory Boyle
     
 

ISBN-10: 1439153027

ISBN-13: 9781439153024

Pub. Date: 03/09/2010

Publisher: Free Press

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

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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 Boyle—now in paperback.

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, we learn how to feel worthy of God’s 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 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439153024
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
03/09/2010
Pages:
217
Sales rank:
195,021
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction: Dolores Mission and Homeboy Industries 1

Chapter 1 God, I Guess 19

Chapter 2 Dis-Grace 41

Chapter 3 Compassion 61

Chapter 4 Water, Oil, Flame 83

Chapter 5 Slow Work 109

Chapter 6 Jurisdiction 129

Chapter 7 Gladness 147

Chapter 8 Success 167

Chapter 9 Kinship 187

Acknowledgments 213

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