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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.
Wow. What wonders can be done with a compassionate heart. Greg Boyle is dealing with gang life - it doesn't get more grim that that. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Suzma360
It is impossible to read this book and not be deeply moved.Published 6 days ago by Sarah Marie Kidd Miller
All I can say is thank you to the people at HBI for sharing your stories. For showing us how it's done. Love, respect, listening, compassion, empathy. Read morePublished 6 days ago by LINN CANNING