Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion Author Gregory Boyle
ISBN-10 1439153159
ISBN-13 9781439153154
Year 2011-02-22
Pages 217
Language English
Publisher Free Press
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For twenty years Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries a gang intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles the gang capital of the world In Tattoos on the Heart he distills his experience working in the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith Arranged by theme and filled with sparkling humor and glowing generosity these essays offer a stirring look at how full our lives could be if we could find the joy in loving others and in being loved unconditionally From giant tattooed Cesar shopping at JCPenney fresh out of prison we learn how to feel worthy of God s love From ten year old Lula we learn the importance of being known and acknowledged From Pedro we understand the kind of patience necessary to rescue someone from the darkness In each chapter we benefit from Boyles gentle hard earned wisdom These essays about universal kinship and redemption are moving examples of the power of unconditional love and the importance of fighting despair Gorgeous and uplifting Tattoos on the Heart reminds us that no life is less valuable than another