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resurrection, one of my favorite books in years. It is lovely and tough
and tender beyond my ability to describe and left me in tears of both
sorrow and laughter."ANNE LAMOTT, AUTHOR OF GRACE (EVENTUALLY)
"One of the bravest, most humane, heartbreaking, brilliant, and hopeful stories I've read in ages. Father Greg, the Gandhi of the Gangs, fills Tattoos with unquenchable soul force and down-to-earth love." JACK KORNFIELD, AUTHOR OF A PATH WITH HEART
"Father Boyle reminds us all that every single child and youth is a part of God's ?jurisdiction'and when they know that we are seeing them as God does, they are capable of great things. Father Boyle is a national treasure."
MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN, PRESIDENT, CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND
"Sometimes we are allowed to see in our own lifetimes what we were supposed to see in the life and ministry of Jesus. Read, and let your life be changed!"
FATHER RICHARD ROHR, O.F.M., CENTER FOR ACTION AND
CONTEMPLATION, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
"Tattoos on the Heart is an astounding book and a remarkable testament. No one brings more triumph and tragedy to the street gang story than Greg Boyle. No one brings more conviction and compassion than Greg Boyle. And no one writes the gang story more beautifully."
MALCOLM KLEIN, PROFESSOR EMERITUS, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
"A spiritual masterpiece touching the innermost sanctum of the human soul. Boyle approaches each person as a child of God and fully deserving of love and compassion. His capacity to reach the heart of the most hardened, and to see the best in everyone, inspires. I laughed, wept, and underlined on virtually every page."
KERRY KENNEDY, FOUNDER OF THE RFK CENTER FOR JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
"An extraordinary reflection of a life totally committed to reshaping and redirecting the lives of countless young gang members (from L.A.'s gang culture), Greg Boyle's Tattoos on the Heart proves one man with courage is a majority." MARTIN SHEEN
"Tattoos on the Heart is an honest, raw, and compelling collection from Father Greg Boyle's life and work with gang-involved youth. His commitment should teach us all a lesson in compromise, sharing, learning, loving, and, most important, living life to the fullest." ANJELICA HUSTON --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I read this as part of a Just Faith church group. It was very well written to both pull at your heart strings and to teach compassion. Would I have read this book on my own? Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Grateful for Reverend Boyle's faithful service to God in the Los Angeles barrio. This book shares the sorrows and hurts of ministry to "gang kids," but it shares some of... Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Yorog
Gregory Boyle unravels the beginnings and the growth of the soul of homeboy industries. It is an inspirational journey, written with respect and compassion for the journeys of... Read morePublished 6 days ago by T.L. Bower
An amazing book......captivating.....riveting. Recomend it to anyone. Religious preference is irrelevant!Published 8 days ago by Mary Frontiera
Great book. Father Boyle's compassion for each homie is boundless.Published 12 days ago by David M.
This with make you laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time. Have tissues nearby because you will likely need them. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Moynard