Monday, August 1, 2011

Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle

Much more than an observation of gang life in East Los Angeles, this moving book by Boyle, a Jesuit priest, presents something far deeper than anecdotes from serving gang members. It is about what it means to be human, to be loved and to show love, and to exhibit practical Christianity. The stories that deal with compassion are especially thought provoking and deeply meaningful, and yet this book often seems to have a down-to-earth, practical, positive outlook (even though Boyle has buried more than 150 young people from gang violence).

Leatherby Libraires Call Number: BV 4517 .B665 2010
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Andrew Tessandori, Cataloging Assistant, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Highly Recommended

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