This book ranks my highest 10.
So many memorable moments mostly of the challenges Gregory faces and comes about it with love to these young people.
fantastic and spell bounding
Love Has No Barriers
I am going to listen to this one again and again!!
I read Tattoos on the Heart first, then listened to Father Gregory Boyle's narration in this audio book. The content of the book was excellent, but the stories come to life when he reads it. I find myself listening to it again and again because it inspires me. Normally when authors read their own books, I find myself wondering if they should have had an actor do it, but not this time. No one could read it like Father Boyle himself. This is, I think, the best audio book I've ever heard.
This book really is well told by Father Boyle with all the street lingo I know from the streets. One of the most beautiful things Father Boyle does in telling the story is to show that they are not just cholos, criminals, druggies, or killers but humans with hearts that feel and hurt too.
I have never experienced so many emotions as I have today while listening to this book. One moment I would find myself laughing aloud in my office, the next wiping a tear slowly roll down my face. The spirit of this book inspires me to do more and to be compassionate to all I encounter. G beautifully writes and narrates the stories of the homies he has encountered along the way. I truly am moved and in love with this book. I would listen to it again and again and am definitely sharing it with friends and family.
"We are all one." Saying those words can just roll like water off a duck's back. Read or listen to Greg Boyle share his stories and you know the truth of those words all the way down to the marrow of your bones. I know I will listen again because these stories are alive with what we all need: unconditional love.
The narrator made me feel like I was there with him throughout the story. This story has deepened my faith in God and human beings. It has made me want to be a better person.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about love and compassion. it will open you to your own inability to love and be loved while inspiring you to keep trying.