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Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion Paperback – February 22, 2011
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Pastor Gregory Boyle has a very witty way of telling stories of his involvement with gang members and their families. His stories about suffering are both full of laughter and sorrow. The message of this book is bold: Everyone of us - whether gang member, flight attendant, or car shop owner; can break down walls and be a part of the same "jurisdiction". His stories grabbed at my heart and pulled me in as if I was there. The book challenged me to think outside of my box and reconsider the unlovely among me. How can I show them love?
The thing I loved the most about this book is the revealing nature of these gangsters, or as Boyle calls them, "Homies". When you stripped away the anger and pain, you got a view of the things they carry so close to them: shame, defeat, loss, fear, and a basic need to be loved. It would be easy to judge such people as "lost causes" or "hopeless", but Boyle allows us to see things in his world and the view is amazing.
Boyle has chosen to "live among them" and lets us into his sorrowful, violent, and sometimes comical world. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to see the world through compassionate eyes, at the same time being able to laugh at some of the hilarious stories that Boyle tells. All proceeds from the sale of this book go back to Homeboy Industries where "homies" are given the tools to get on their feet and leave their life of violence. It's one more reason I applaud Gregory Boyle and his ever-growing compassionate heart.
Tattoos on the Heart is all about the kinship we should all be sharing with each other, and that God asks us to be kind, loving and compassionate with each other. This book helps to reaffirm the ultimate goal in life.
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Honestly a life-changing book... if this doesn't make you think more about gang life, about faith and about service to others, I don't think you read it. What a wonderful story. Read morePublished 13 hours ago by elizabeth hehir
This book will absolutely touch you, and reaffirm your faith in humanity. After reading this book, I was inspired to visit Homeboy Industries on a visit to Los Angeles. Read morePublished 3 days ago by RiseAbove
I loved the book. The author brought great insight into the complex problems dealing with inner city teens and young adults.Published 4 days ago by JWD
Loved, loved, loved listening to this book. The author reads it, and his compassion and humor comes across so easily. Read morePublished 4 days ago by alyssa