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Tattoos on the heart

Greg Boyle

Tattoos on the heart

the power of boundless compassion

by Greg Boyle

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Published by Free Press in New York, NY .
Written in English


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Father Boyle started Homeboy Industries nearly 20 years ago, which has served members of more than half of the gangs in Los Angeles. This collection presents parables about kinship and the sacredness of life drawn from Boyle"s years of working with gangs.

Edition Notes

StatementGregory Boyle
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBV4517 .B665 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 217 p. ;
Number of Pages217
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24520282M
ISBN 101439153027
ISBN 109781439153024
LC Control Number2009032970
OCLC/WorldCa424555446

In Tattoos on the Heart, Father Gregory Boyle devotes a lot of time to outlining the principles that have guided him across his long career. The most important of those principles is kinship. Simply defined, kinship is the state of being intimately connected to other people—of loving them and being unconditionally loyal to them. In Tattoos on the Heart, Father Gregory Boyle shares stories from his twenty years of ministry among youth in Los Angeles, coming out of gang membership and often prison. Boyle founded Homeboy Ministries, an organization which provides jobs, job training, and encouragement for young people seeking a better way of life. These stories, told with wit and wisdom will inspire you to live a life of 5/5(2).

Tattoos on the Heart is a breathtaking series of parables distilled from his twenty years in the barrio. 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 . • How to Discuss a Book (helpful discussion tips) • Generic Discussion Questions—Fiction and Nonfiction • Read-Think-Talk (a guided reading chart) Also consider these LitLovers talking points to help get a discussion started for Tattoos on the Heart: 1. Begin with a discussion of the book's title: "Tattoos on the Heart.".

  Published on Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, discusses his new book TATTOOS ON THE HEART, a heartbreaking and uplifting collection of . "Tattoos on the Heart" is one such book. I suppose the best description of the book is "memoir," but that designation gives you no real indication of its power. Father Boyle's stories of his work with Homeboy Industries, an organization that works with gangs in Los Angeles is no /5(21).


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Tattoos on the Heart is a brilliant book that shares story after story of the life of a Jesuit Priest who spent the majority of his adult life working with gangs in the gang capital of L.A. The author has the ability to plant little truth bombs that explode in your heart and mind and cause you to see people and situations in a different by: 5.

Overview “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 : Free Press.

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Tattoos on the Heart is a collection of anecdotes of Father Boyle's work which are compassionate, inspirational, thought-provoking, funny, tragic and unforgettable/5.

In Tattoos on the Heart, his debut book, he distills his experience working with gang members into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith. From giant, tattooed Cesar, shopping at JC Penney fresh out of prison, you learn how to feel worthy of God’s love.

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The memoir relays Boyle’s experiences serving as the leader of the Dolores Mission Church in the gang capital of the world, Los Angeles.

Boyle, a Jesuit, performed his earliest missionary work in an impoverished Bolivian village. Tattoos on the Heart Summary. Beginning in the s, Father Gregory Boyle began to preach from the Dolores Mission church, located in one of the poorest parts of the city of Los Angeles.

Boyle, a Jesuit by training, witnessed the extent of the gang violence in his new community. Historical Context of Tattoos on the Heart While Boyle’s book is about the city of Los Angeles from the s to the present, it doesn’t have a lot of explicit information about the city’s history during this time.

Two important events to which Boyle alludes, however, are the Los Angeles Riots of and the crack epidemic of the s. "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."/5(K). LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Tattoos on the Heart, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work.

"My students can't get enough of your charts and their results have gone through the roof." -Graham S. Until I read this book, Tattoos On the Heart. This book tells the story of Gregory Boyle whom assumes the leadership of a church in the most gang-infested corner of Los Angeles.

He says: If Los Angeles was the gang capital of the world, our little postage-stamp-size area on the map was the gang capital of LA. Thirty years ago, Gregory Boyle founded Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and reentry program in Los Angeles, the gang capital of the world. In Tattoos on the Heart, his debut book, he distills his experience working with gang members into a / Tattoos on the Heart The Power of Boundless Compassion.

By Gregory Boyle. Meditations of a priest serving in a Los Angeles ghetto on what he has learned from the. Tattoos on the Heart NPR coverage of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle.

News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. Buy Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Boyle, Gregory (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(K). My favorite book is Greg's Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, a New York Times best-selling book and named one of the Best Books of by Publishers Weekly.

Tattoos on the Heart A book that opens your eyes to a different world. Father Boyle really helps us see what true compassion is. He makes you laugh and cry through these wonderfully written stories about people that are deemed outcasts but really are just looking for a place to feel accepted, loved, and heard/5().

LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Tattoos on the Heart, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work.

As a young man, Boyle has a memorable encounter with his good friend and spiritual director, Bill Cain. Bill’s father has become very sick with cancer, and Bill spends all his time caring for his father.

Books similar to Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. by. avg. rating Ratings. Father Gregory Boyle’s sparkling parables about kinship and the sacredness of life are drawn from twenty years working with gangs in LA.Tattoos on the Heart is filled with anecdotes about Father Boyle’s work with the “least of these” in the most gang-ridden area of Los Angeles.

Within the pages of the book, the reader finds laughter, sorrow, and a whole lot of love. It is not written in flowery prose; yet, somehow the words have a poetry that reaches the depths of the soul/5. “Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” (Los Angeles Times)— Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables /5(29).