Every story breaks your heart, every story exudes loving compassion
GEE- the priest who narrates his stories
How one man made turned hundreds of dead end gangbangers into responsible citizens
Well narrated and inspiring. Rough language in places as part of the events. We should all be so selfless as to work toward the restoration of those who fall prey to circumstances of the culture in which they are raised.
This book - and the reading of it by the author - was gut wrenching, eye opening, and life changing. I went from tears to laughter and back to tears listening to his stories of gang members and the tattoos they have left on his heart and the heart of the world. I love the relevant themes of shame and kinship. I will probably listen again and possibly purchase a hard copy.
I ordered this book because I had heard an interview with Greg Boyle on NPR. I was not prepared for how much it would move me...to laughter, to tears, to a deep need to listen to one more chapter. I cannot recommend it highly enough. The power of boundless compassion...may the ripples spread out from this powerful story and resound throughout this world.
This was an incredibly moving/encouraging book. I actually listened to it two times back to back as I felt I didn't truly absorb all the wisdom and truths that Father Boyle shared the first time through. Narration was great as well. I would recommend this book to anyone - it will touch your heart deeply.
I can honestly say that outside of the Bible, the stories within this book have been the most powerful and moving stories I have ever heard. Can't recommend this highly enough, especially the audio book version being read by the author.
engaging stories that will hold the listener captive. for the first time ever I understand the difference b/t sympathy, empathy, & compassion. I also truly recognize the vital importance of church. Thank You to each of the characters in this book for sharing their light with me.