Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion (Inglés) Pasta blanda – 22 febrero 2011
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- Editorial : Free Press (22 febrero 2011)
- Idioma : Inglés
- Pasta blanda : 240 páginas
- ISBN-10 : 1439153159
- ISBN-13 : 978-1439153154
- Dimensiones : 13.97 x 2.54 x 21.43 cm
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº154,122 en Libros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros)
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--"The Los Angeles Times
"Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality."
--"The Los Angeles Times
"A spiritual masterpiece touching the innermost sanctum of the human soul. Boyle approaches each person as a child of God and fully deserving of love and compassion. His capacity to reach the heart of the most hardened, and to see the best in everyone, inspires. I laughed, wept, and underlined on virtually every page."
--KERRY KENNEDY, FOUNDER OF THE RFK CENTER FOR JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
"An astonishing book . . . about suffering and dignity, death and resurrection, one of my favorite books in years. It is lovely and tough and tender beyond my ability to describe and left me in tears of both sorrow and laughter."--ANNE LAMOTT, AUTHOR OF GRACE (EVENTUALLY)
"An extraordinary reflection of a life totally committed to reshaping and redirecting the lives of countless young gang members (from L.A.'s gang culture), Greg Boyle's Tattoos on the Heart proves one man with courage is a majority." --MARTIN SHEEN
"Father Boyle reminds us all that every single child and youth is a part of God's 'jurisdiction'--and when they know that we are seeing them as God does, they are capable of great things. Father Boyle is a national treasure."
--MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN, PRESIDENT, CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND
"One of the bravest, most humane, heartbreaking, brilliant, and hopeful stories I've read in ages. Father Greg, the Gandhi of the Gangs, fills Tattoos with unquenchable soul force and down-to-earth love." --JACK KORNFIELD, AUTHOR OF A PATH WITH HEART
"Sometimes we are allowed to see in our own lifetimes what we were supposed to see in the life and ministry of Jesus. Read, and let your life be changed!"
--FATHER RICHARD ROHR, O.F.M., CENTER FOR ACTION AND CONTEMPLATION, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
"Tattoos on the Heart is an astounding book and a remarkable testament. No one brings more triumph and tragedy to the street gang story than Greg Boyle. No one brings more conviction and compassion than Greg Boyle. And no one writes the gang story more beautifully."
--MALCOLM KLEIN, PROFESSOR EMERITUS, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
"Tattoos on the Heart is an honest, raw, and compelling collection from Father Greg Boyle's life and work with gang-involved youth. His commitment should teach us all a lesson in compromise, sharing, learning, loving, and, most important, living life to the fullest." --ANJELICA HUSTON
“Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality.”
—"The Los Angeles Times
"Incandescent, always hope-filled and often hilarious. Boyle somehow maintains an exuberant voice that celebrates the strength, compassion and humanity of people often demonized. He simply highlights charity and goodness wherever they are found. Boyle intersperses his narratives about gang members and his work with them with theological and spiritual reflections from a variety of theologians, poets and other writers. By introducing book-buying, highly educated readers to people we may never otherwise encounter, Boyle aspires to "broaden the parameters of our kinship.'"--"The Christian Century"
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The author has the ability to plant little truth bombs that explode in your heart and mind and cause you to see people and situations in a different light. The story is also a real inspiration for anyone who wants to do something daring but feels discouraged. This is a story of faith and little steps that amount over 20 years to a miraculous ministry. Thousands of lives have been impacted, yet you get the sense that Gregory Boyle just turned up day in day out and related to the people who came across his path.
I don't want to spoil the book for you, but do yourself a favour and read it. I love too how all the proceeds from the book are going to Homeboy Industries - one of the great stories that runs through most of the pages. A real inspiration, a real eye opener, a really good read!
How wrong I was, Boyle is so honest and humble with compassion that frankly would probably put most Christians, nay Jesus to shame. I think I cried through 95% of the book, precisely because he didn't ham up the tragic stories that fill the pages. I think his amazing honesty also comes from the gangs he works with, which is what makes it a beautiful rollercoaster of emotions. As a non-christian/religious person, I didn't find his references to the teachings of Jesus tiresome, in fact they were reflective and thought provoking. Moreover, Boyle seemed as likely to uses the words of Emily Dickinson, William Blake and Buddha as he is the bible.
Kudos to Boyle, Homeboy Industries, his belief in people that lets them believe in themselves, and the recurring idea of standing next to the people we demonize. This is a guy who practices what he preaches (and still thinks he doesn't do enough). What a story.