Tattoos on the Heart
Score: 4.5
From 328 Ratings

Tattoos on the Heart


  • Author: Gregory Boyle
  • Release Date : 2010-03-09
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 4974729 Bytes


“Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” (Los Angeles Times)—Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist, and renowned speaker, Father Gregory Boyle.For twenty years, Father Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles—also known as the gang capital of the world. In Tattoos on the Heart, he has distilled his experience working in the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith.From giant, tattooed Cesar, shopping at JC Penney fresh out of prison, you learn how to feel worthy of God’s love. From ten-year-old Pipi you learn the importance of being ...

Barking to the Choir
Score: 4.5
From 41 Ratings

Barking to the Choir


  • Author: Gregory Boyle
  • Release Date : 2017-11-14
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 2899799 Bytes


In a moving example of unconditional love in dif­ficult times, Gregory Boyle, the Jesuit priest and New York Times bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, shares what working with gang members in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of kinship.In his first book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, Gregory Boyle introduced us to Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention program in the world. Critics hailed that book as an “astounding literary and spiritual feat” (Publishers Weekly) that is “destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” (Los Angeles Times). Now, after the suc­cessful expansion of Homeboy Industries, Boyle returns with ...

Tattoos on the Heart
Score: 4.5
From 29 Ratings

Tattoos on the Heart


  • Author : Greg Boyle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-02-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439153154


Tattoos on the Heart Book Description :

Father Boyle started Homeboy Industries nearly 20 years ago, which has served members of more than half of the gangs in Los Angeles. This collection presents parables about kinship and the sacredness of life drawn from Boyle's years of working with gangs....

Tattoos on the Heart
Score: 4.5
From 29 Ratings

Tattoos on the Heart


  • Author : Gregory Boyle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-03-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439171776


Tattoos on the Heart Book Description :

“Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” (Los Angeles Times)—Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist, and renowned speaker, Father Gregory Boyle. For twenty years, Father Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles—also known as the gang capital of the world. In Tattoos on the Heart, he has distilled his experience working in the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith. From giant, tattooed Cesar, shopping at JC Penney fresh out of prison, you learn how to feel worthy of God’s love. From ten-year-old Pipi you learn the importance of bein...

Tattoos on the Heart
Score: 4.5
From 29 Ratings

Tattoos on the Heart


  • Author : Gregory Boyle
  • Publisher : Free Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1439153027


Tattoos on the Heart Book Description :

Father Gregory Boyle’s sparkling parables about kinship and the sacredness of life are drawn from twenty years working with gangs in LA. How do you fight despair and learn to meet the world with a loving heart? How do you overcome shame? Stay faithful in spite of failure? No matter where people live or what their circumstances may be, everyone needs boundless, restorative love. Gorgeous and uplifting, Tattoos on the Heart amply demonstrates the impact unconditional love can have on your life. 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...

Barking to the Choir
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Barking to the Choir


  • Author : Gregory Boyle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-11-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476726151


Barking to the Choir Book Description :

A Jesuit priest and founder of Homeboy Industries traces his experiences of working with gangs in Los Angeles for three decades, sharing what his efforts have taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of radical kinship....

Tattoos on My Soul

Tattoos on My Soul


  • Author : Burrel Lee Wilks
  • Publisher : Burrel Streetwise Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0976873605


Tattoos on My Soul Book Description :

The author describes his teenage years as a gang member in Chicago and how he changed his life to become a successful entrepreneur and personal life coach....

G dog and the Homeboys
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

G dog and the Homeboys


  • Author : Celeste Fremon
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0826344852


G dog and the Homeboys Book Description :

This is an updated edition of the story of the gang scene in East L.A. and Father Gregory Boyle's innovative ministry and economic development efforts in the area....

Green Angel
Score: 4
From 39 Ratings

Green Angel


  • Author : Alice Hoffman
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545231244


Green Angel Book Description :

Alice Hoffman is at her magical best in a new novel about loss and healing. When her family is lost in a terrible disaster, 15-yr-old Green is haunted by loss and by the past. Struggling to survive physically and emotionally in a place where nothing seems to grow and ashes are everywhere, Green retreats into the ruined realm of her garden. But in destroying her feelings, she also begins to destroy herself, erasing the girl she'd once been as she inks ravens into her skin. It is only through a series of mysterious encounters -- with a ghostly white dog and a mute boy -- that Green relearns the lessons of love and begins to heal as she tells her own story....

Lost in the Sun
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Lost in the Sun


  • Author : Lisa Graff
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-05-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698172630


Lost in the Sun Book Description :

From the author of A Tangle of Knots and Absolutely Almost, a touching story about a boy who won't let one tragic accident define him. Everyone says that middle school is awful, but Trent knows nothing could be worse than the year he had in fifth grade, when a freak accident on Cedar Lake left one kid dead, and Trent with a brain full of terrible thoughts he can't get rid of. Trent’s pretty positive the entire disaster was his fault, so for him middle school feels like a fresh start, a chance to prove to everyone that he's not the horrible screw-up they seem to think he is. If only Trent could make that fresh start happen. It isn’t until Trent gets caught up in the whirlwind that is Fallon Little—the girl with the mysterious scar across her fac...

The Fractured Heart
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Fractured Heart


  • Author : Scarlett Cole
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466886681


The Fractured Heart Book Description :

Thrown together by fate and friends, a bad boy tattoo artist and down on her luck waitress are about to find that opposites really do attract in the follow-up to Scarlett Cole's The Strongest Steel. All things, when placed under pressure, eventually break or leave a mark. Tattoo artist Brody "Cujo" Matthews knows how to keep things simple. Tattoos, a good time with friends—and steer clear of relationships.Abandoned as a child by a mother who refused to stick around to raise three boys she didn't want, he has no interest in getting involved with complicated women. That all changes when he’s asked to help organize his best friend Trent's engagement party, which means working with Trent's fiancée's best friend, Drea, the definition of high maintena...

The Strongest Steel
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Strongest Steel


  • Author : Scarlett Cole
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2015-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466886674


The Strongest Steel Book Description :

In Scarlett Cole's The Strongest Steel, Harper Connelly never expected to find herself outside of a tattoo parlor at one in the morning. The scars that decorate her back are just one more reminder of things she'd rather forget, the past she wants to leave far behind her, but before she can move on, she needs him. Tattoo artist Trent Andrews has his own reasons for specializing in inking over scars. And there's no way in hell he's going to turn Harper away. Not when a swirling mix of tenderness and desire slams into him every time he sees her. She stirs feelings in him he thought were long gone... if he can only get past her carefully constructed defenses. As each session at Second Circle Tattoos gives Harper new ink to cover up old demons, it brings ...