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Tattoos on the Heart Audiobook

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

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Publisher's Summary

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 20 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.

©2010 Gregory Boyle. Recorded by arrangement with Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. (P)2011 HighBridge Company

What the Critics Say

“One of my favorite books in years. It is lovely and tough and tender beyond my ability to describe.” (Anne Lamott)

“Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality.” (The Los Angeles Times)

“Read, and let your life be changed!” (Father Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation)

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    B. Herndon 04-06-16
    B. Herndon 04-06-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Tattoos on the Heart Made My Heart Sing"

    Loved this book. I think reading it has made me a better person! I have always thought of myself as s compassionate person, but now I think I have a way to go before I can truly be as compassionate, empathetic and sympathetic as I have always thought I was! I would love to meet Father G!

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    Carol Rose 04-03-16
    Carol Rose 04-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Full of Love & acceptance"
    Where does Tattoos on the Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks my highest 10.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tattoos on the Heart?

    So many memorable moments mostly of the challenges Gregory faces and comes about it with love to these young people.


    What about Gregory Boyle’s performance did you like?

    fantastic and spell bounding


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Love Has No Barriers


    Any additional comments?

    I am going to listen to this one again and again!!

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    Amazon Customer 03-09-16
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    "amazing audio"

    the narrator makes the reading more realistic and intense as if he was reading the book in person. amazing book, I loved this book

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    Christina R. Sacramento, CA United States 02-28-16
    Christina R. Sacramento, CA United States 02-28-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Audio is even better than the text!"

    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.

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    Aftershock1sgvr 02-28-16
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    "Story that touches the heart"

    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.

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    Lana Turner Texas 02-23-16
    Lana Turner Texas 02-23-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Tears and laughter... equally expressed"

    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.

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    Estella 02-11-16
    Estella 02-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "This is truly an amazing read."

    I plan on purchasing the physical book and reading it a second time. The book is a true testament to forgiveness, kinship, and compassion.

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    Mary TIMONIUM, MD, United States 01-31-16
    Mary TIMONIUM, MD, United States 01-31-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Let your heart be broken open"

    "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.

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    melaney massera 01-26-16
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    "The narrator made the story even"

    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.

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    Kathleen 01-03-16
    Kathleen 01-03-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Tattoos on the Heart"

    I loved this book. I have listened to it twice and I know that I will listen to it again and again.

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