Tattoos on the Heart

Tattoos on the Heart

B the Power of Boundless Compassion

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los Angeles, Gregory Boyle created an organization to provide jobs, job training, and encouragement so that young people could work together and learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration. 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 practiced compassion. Erudite, down-to-earth, and utterly heartening, these essays about universal kinship and redemption are moving examples of the power of unconditional love in difficult times and the importance of fighting despair. With Gregory Boyle's guidance, we can recognize our own wounds in the broken lives and daunting struggles of the men and women in these parables and learn to find joy in all of the people around us. Tattoos on the Heart reminds us that no life is less valuable than another.
Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 2011
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781611744354
1611744350
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 30 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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radicalaccounting
Oct 11, 2014

This is a "must-listen" audio book that should never stay on the shelf of the library, due to it's importance in our society. Catholic Priest Boyle found God in the poor and was assigned to the ghetto war-zone of Los Angeles, where he both finds jobs for the young people and presides over their burials, visiting them in prison, at home, and everywhere in between. Extremely well spoken he opens a passage with a line from the bible or other spiritual text, and then tells funny stories to support how he finds God in the most unlikely situations. Feet on the ground and head in the cloud, he's a model to all of us on an alternative way of living from the greed and consumption we take for granted.

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frequentlistener
Feb 11, 2013

Tattoos on the Heart
The Power of Boundless Compassion
By Greg Boyle
An amazing & very inspirational book

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mimi2012
Jun 03, 2012

Stories that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. A very good book on helping others without holding any judgement!

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tj_is_cool
Apr 06, 2012

Very good book about the conversion of hommies. Very heart warming stories.

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