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Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
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How do you fight despair and learn to meet the world with a loving heart? How do you overcome shame? Stay faithful in spite of failure? No matter where people live or what their circumstances may be, everyone needs boundless, restorative love. Gorgeous and uplifting, Tattoos on the Heart ...
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(How do you fight despair and learn to meet the world with a loving heart? How do you overcome shame? Stay faithful in spite of failure? No matter where people live or what their circumstances may be, everyone needs boundless, restorative love. Gorgeous and uplifting, Tattoos on the Heart amply demonstrates the impact unconditional love can have on your life.

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

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Should adolescents be tried as adults, receiving life sentences?
Is the way our current legal system deals with gang members working? What needs to change?
Who can you better love and "be with" in your life?
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  "Ehhh...."by sdare (see profile) 05/22/11

The book was okay. I enjoyed all of the stories and our club had a good conversation about it, but you have to be a spiritual person to really enjoy it, which I am not. I do however respect what Father... (read more)

 
  "Tattoos On the Heart...Loved it!"by nancyj6975 (see profile) 03/11/11

I laughed and cried my way through this book. Working with gang members on the streets myself, I related on a visceral level to Gregory Boyle's joy and heartbreak in working with these kids. I resonated... (read more)

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