Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

byGregory Boyle

Paperback | February 22, 2011

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle
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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.
Title:Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless CompassionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.44 X 5.5 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.44 X 5.5 X 0.7 inPublished:February 22, 2011Publisher:Free PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1439153159

ISBN - 13:9781439153154

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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