Condor Book Tours is proud to present Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion (Free Press) by Gregory Boyle.
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BUY A BOOK and support a worthy cause!! All proceeds of book sales go to Homeboy Industries. Additionally, all commissions earned through sales of the book at Condor Books will be donated to Homeboy Industries' Homeboy Press which teaches publishing, writing and design skills and results in a biannual literary journal, The Homeboy Review.
Father Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit priest and founder of Homeboy Industries (the nation's largest gang prevention organization), has written a memoir based on his experiences throughout the last 20 years with the many young men and women who have made an effort to change their lives with the help of Homeboy Industries.
Father Gregory Boyle's memoir, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion (Free Press) has been on the Los Angeles Times Best Seller List since it's release in May of 2010.
http://condorbooktours.comFrom the publisher:
Tattoos on the Heart is a breathtaking series of parables distilled from his twenty 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 could find the joy in loving others and in being loved unconditionally. From giant, tattooed Cesar, shopping at JCPenney fresh out of prison, we learn how to feel worthy of God's love. From ten-year-old Lula we learn the importance of being known and acknowledged. From Pedro we understand the kind of patience necessary to rescue someone from the darkness. In each chapter we benefit from Boyle's wonderful, hard-earned wisdom. Inspired by faith but applicable to anyone trying to be good, these personal, unflinching stories are full of surprising revelations and observations of the community in which Boyle works and of the many lives he has helped save.
Listen to Father G's interview with NPR's Fresh Air host Terry Gross:
BUY A BOOK and support a worthy cause!! All proceeds of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion book sales go directly to Homeboy Industries. Additionally, all commissions earned through sales of the book at Condor Books (a Amazon affiliate) will be donated to Homeboy Industries' Homeboy Press which teaches publishing, writing and design skills and results in a biannual literary journal, The Homeboy Review. You can also find the book at your local independent bookstore, if they don't carry it, ask them to!
Homeboy Industries, based out of Los Angeles, California is the nation's largest gang prevention organization. With it's motto of "Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job" and slogan of "Jobs not Jails", Homeboy provides job skills training and employment to at-risk, disadvantaged and formerly gang-involved individuals. Through their Work is Nobel (WIN) Program, young people are assigned to work in local businesses in which they express an interest Homies employed at Homeboy Industries currently work at the Homeboy Bakery and Homegirl Cafe and Catering, maintenance services, a merchandise store, a silkscreen and embroidery studio and a Press. Homeboy also offers services such as tattoo removal and counseling, as well as a wide range of educational programs that help clients strengthen their education, life skills, financial management and business skills while increasing their self-worth and gaining control over their lives.
To learn more about this organization, please visit their website: Homeboy Industries