Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

Tattoos on the Heart : The Power of Boundless Compassion (Paperback) (Gregory Boyle)

Tattoos on the Heart : The Power of Boundless Compassion (Paperback) (Gregory Boyle) - image 1 of 1

About this item

“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.
Number of Pages: 217
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Self Improvement, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Sociology / General, Personal Memoirs, Motivational + Inspirational
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Gregory Boyle
Language: English
Street Date: February 22, 2011
TCIN: 13303451
UPC: 9781439153154
Item Number (DPCI): 248-61-9128
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$10.87
MSRPReg: $16.00 Save $5.13 (32% off)
Shipping
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores
Loading, please wait...

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.