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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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    "a warm heart tug amazing book"

    this book made me cry made me remember how I was raised this book was real poetry of a man devoted to serve the gangs in the Barrio in LA he was a female sister Teresa God bless him

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    Fred 07-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    absolutely loved this book
    It was not only creatively written and read but it was inspiring and eye opening. thank you for this great gift of love.

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    Lobsang Nyima Tokyo, Japan 07-15-17
    Lobsang Nyima Tokyo, Japan 07-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Beautiful book!"

    The amount of space, love and compassion in this book is amazing! Beautifully inspirational and the narration is perfect too!

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    Art 07-15-17
    Art 07-15-17
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    "Heart Changing"

    This book came to me by a gift of the Holy Spirit. I have listened to it 3 times during morning and evening walks. I want the words to soak in deeper. I cry and laugh and am changed. I wish I were able to be more eloquent with words to give this review the depth it deserves. I can say with supreme confidence that this book is GREAT! (If you do listen, this simple complement may make you smile.)

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    TeamCaba 07-10-17
    TeamCaba 07-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Among my all time favorites"

    Inspiring and challenging.....the gospel at work through the lives of ordinary men and women. Where Jesuit and gang member become one in kindred spirit through the unfailing love of Christ. A must read for Christians and those seeking to know Him better.

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    Jo 06-21-17
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    "This is a beautiful story."

    This is a beautiful story, touching and well-written, many life lessons that touch the heart.

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    Mary McKercher Denver, CO 05-27-17
    Mary McKercher Denver, CO 05-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Tattoos on the Heart"

    A beautiful and powerful story about gang ministry. Father Boyle loves these boys with
    Christian caring and sharing which he writes about with deep feeling

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    justabutterfly 05-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow"

    This book broke my heart. The stories are incredible and then he hits you with the message and it rips your heart out. I've had to turn it off several times and just cry.

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    "excellent stories of God's grace"

    other than a priest cussing I loved this book. that is hard to get use to. just goes to show you everyone wants to be loved and respected.

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    Rachel 05-08-17
    Rachel 05-08-17 Member Since 2014
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    "i love this book SO MUCH"
    Where does Tattoos on the Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    top 5 for sure


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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    i listened to it many times. it opens my heart, I cry, it is the essence of compassion.

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