TATTOOS ON THE HEART

“In light of Scriptures like these [about love], you might think that the primacy of love would be a settled matter in Christian faith. But here we are two thousand years into this religion, and for many beliefs still rule, and love too often waits out in the hallway, hoping to be invited in and taken more seriously.”  Brian McLaren

Long quote, but maybe apt for this time in history.  And a book that might also be apt! Time for a book review, better known as “my opinion.”

This book came to me through my habit of listening to the podcast, onbeing.org while I do mundane tasks.  This particular interview was with Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries.  Boyle has worked with gangs in the most gang infested area of Los Angeles for couple of decades.  He finally wrote about it.

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A quote from Sojourners tells us that Tattoos on the Heart welcomes all of us to join in the ‘no matter whatness’ of God’s unconditional love.”

My own experience, as a person who is quite turned off by zealots, caused me to approach this book with caution, but the interview with Boyle drew me in.  The book is an in your face examination of putting life in alignment with spoken values.

Recommending this book as a great Christmas gift.  Homeboyindustries.org, where this book is available, could also be a place for additional gifting ideas.  It’s a nice way to support, Homeboy Industries, an amazing project.

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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