Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship


Simon & Schuster - Sergio, and serving time shortly thereafter, arrested at nine, in a gang by twelve, now works with the substance-abuse team at Homeboy to help others find sobriety. Gently and humorously, barking to the Choir invites us to find kinship with one another and reconvinces us all of our own goodness. 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.

. Jamal, abandoned by his family when he tried to attend school at age seven, gradually finds forgive­ness for his schizophrenic mother. These former gang members uplift the soul and reveal how bright life can be when filled with unconditional love and kindness. This book is guaranteed to shake up our ideas about God and about people with a glimpse at a world defined by more compassion and fewer barriers.

Please read it. Elizabeth gilbert “if you’re in the market for genuine inspiration, I urge you to read Barking to the Choir. Ann patchett in a moving example of unconditional love in dif­ficult times, Gregory Boyle, compassion, the Jesuit priest and bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, shares what three decades of working with gang members in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, and the enduring power of kinship.

Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical 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. In a nation deeply divided and plagued by poverty and violence, Barking to the Choir offers a snapshot into the challenges and joys of life on the margins.

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Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion


Free Press - From ten-year-old Lula we learn the importance of being known and acknowledged. For twenty years, gregory boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, the gang capital of the world. In tattoos on the heart, he distills his experience working in the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith.

These essays about universal kinship and redemption are moving examples of the power of unconditional love and the importance of fighting despair. 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.

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion - Essays universal kinship redemption unconditional love fighting despair. In each chapter we benefit from Boyle’s gentle, hard-earned wisdom. Gorgeous and uplifting, Tattoos on the Heart reminds us that no life is less valuable than another. From pedro we understand the kind of patience necessary to rescue someone from the darkness.

From giant, tattooed cesar, shopping at JCPenney fresh out of prison, we learn how to feel worthy of God's love.

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Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion


Free Press - Erudite, down-to-earth, and utterly heartening, these essays about universal kinship and redemption are moving examples of the power of unconditional love in difficult times and the importance of fighting despair. With gregory boyle’s guidance, we can recognize our own wounds in the broken lives and daunting struggles of the men and women in these parables and learn to find joy in all of the people around us.

Tattoos on the heart is a breathtaking series of parables distilled from his twenty years in the barrio. From giant, tattooed cesar, shopping at JCPenney fresh out of prison, we learn how to feel worthy of God’s love. 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 respect that comes from collaboration.

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion - From ten-year-old Lula we learn the importance of being known and acknowledged. In each chapter we benefit from Boyle’s wonderful, hard-earned wisdom. Gorgeous and uplifting, Tattoos on the Heart amply demonstrates the impact unconditional love can have on your life. From pedro we understand the kind of patience necessary to rescue someone from the darkness.

Essays universal kinship redemption unconditional love fighting despair. 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.

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G-Dog and the Homeboys: Father Greg Boyle and the Gangs of East Los Angeles


University of New Mexico Press - Free Press. Using their individual stories as models, she examines what policy makers should know about gang intervention now, years later. About the previous edition:"celeste fremon offers Father Boyle as an example of how approaching gang violence with an eye towards prevention and intervention can be much more effective than simply aiming for 'lock-'em-up and-throw-away-the-key' suppression.

A great many kids in my neighborhood don't plan their futures; they plan their funerals. G-dog and the homeboys presents the story of Boyle's unconventional ministry and its extraordinary successes. University of New Mexico Press. In this new edition, she adds an afterword that follows up on the fates of a number of the individuals discussed in the main body of the text.

G-Dog and the Homeboys: Father Greg Boyle and the Gangs of East Los Angeles - Streetgangs. Com" essays universal kinship redemption unconditional love fighting despair. In this expanded, updated edition, Celeste Fremon has returned to East L. A. Father Gregory J. Boyle, a jesuit priest, and founder of homeboy industries, is a native of Los Angeles, SJ, an economic development and jobs program begun in 1988 for at-risk and gang-involved youth.

To report on gang members she first profiled fifteen years ago.

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G-Dog


Docurama 26361929 - His homeboy industries in los angeles, toronto, with a 70% success rate at redirecting kids away from gang life, is global in influence Manchester, Hamburg, Rio and more. G-dog tells the entertaining, hilarious and unlikely story of how a white Jesuit priest became an expert in gang lives. University of New Mexico Press.

Essays universal kinship redemption unconditional love fighting despair. His name is father greg boyle g-dog to his homies and he works by a powerful idea: "Nothing stops a bullet like a job. G-dog's unstoppable compassion has transformed the lives of thousands of Latino, Asian, and African American gang members.

G-Dog - It's the one place in the hood that turns lives around: swapping violence for community and building toward a future of hope. G_dog is about second chances - about a charismatic visionary who launched the largest, now an international model, most successful gang intervention and rehab program in the US, Homeboy Industries.

Free Press. It provides tattoo removal, job training, yoga, counseling, fatherhood and substance abuse classes all free. Factory sealed DVD.

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Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine: Stories


Ecco - Factory sealed DVD. Hands down my favorite book of the year. Ann patchett“wildfire johnny” is the story of a man who discovers a magic razor that allows him to travel back in time. These stories all build on each other in strange and remarkable ways, showcasing Wilson’s crackling wit and big heart. Filled with imagination and humor, baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine is an exuberant collection of captivating and charmingly bizarre stories that promise to burrow their way into your heart and soul.

Essays universal kinship redemption unconditional love fighting despair. Signal to the faithful” follows a boy as he takes a tense road trip with his priest. Scroll through the weapons” is about a couple taking care of their underfed and almost feral nieces and nephews. University of New Mexico Press. And “baby, you’re gonna be mine, ” the title story, is about a narcissistic rock star who moves back home during a rough patch.

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The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe


Convergent Books - Yet rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. Free Press. University of New Mexico Press. When we recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God, and more about learning to recognize the Creator’s presence all around us, and in everyone we meet.

Thought-provoking, practical, and full of deep hope and vision, The Universal Christ is a landmark book from one of our most beloved spiritual writers, and an invitation to contemplate how God liberates and loves all that is. Factory sealed DVD. Most know who jesus was, our understandings have been limited by culture, Rohr writes, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus’s last name? Too often, religious debate, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center.

Drawing on scripture, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, history, unfolding work in the world. God loves things by becoming them, ” he writes, and Jesus’s life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God—except by its own negative choice.

The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe - Essays universal kinship redemption unconditional love fighting despair. A new york times bestseller from one of the world’s most influential spiritual thinkers, a long-awaited book exploring what it means that Jesus was called “Christ, ” and how this forgotten truth can restore hope and meaning to our lives.

Anyone who strives to put their faith into action will find encouragement and inspiration in the pages of this book. Melinda gatesin his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality.

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Wrestling with God: Finding Hope and Meaning in Our Daily Struggles to Be Human


Image - Drawing from his own life experience, and theological insights, psychological, as well as a storehouse of literary, the beloved author of Sacred Fire examines the fears and doubts that challenge us. The bestselling author of the holy longing provides an inspiring message of hope and perseverance for all of us struggling with our faith in tumultuous times   The last few decades have rapidly birthed a modern world that would have been unrecognizable fifty years ago.

Free Press. Essays universal kinship redemption unconditional love fighting despair. University of New Mexico Press. As long-held beliefs on love, faith, and god are challenged by the aggregate of changes that have overhauled our world, many of us are left feeling confused and uncertain while old norms are challenged and redefined at breakneck speed.

Wrestling with God: Finding Hope and Meaning in Our Daily Struggles to Be Human - In wrestling with god, ronald rolheiser offers a steady and inspiring voice to help us avow and understand our faith in a world where nothing seems solid or permanent. Factory sealed DVD. It is in these struggles to find meaning, but perhaps more important, that Rolheiser lays out a path for faith in a world struggling to find faith, he helps us find our own rhythm within which to walk that path.

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The Reckless Way of Love: Notes on Following Jesus Plough Spiritual Guides: Backpack Classics


Plough Publishing House - This welcome compilation provides a window into the fundamental beliefs that undergirded Day’s life of faith. Publishers weekly, starred review in this guidebook Dorothy Day offers hard-earned wisdom and practical advice gained through decades of seeking to know Jesus and to follow his example and teachings in her own life.

Unlike larger collections and biographies, which cover her radical views, and amazing life story, exceptional deeds, this book focuses on a more personal dimension of her life: Where did she receive strength to stay true to her God-given calling despite her own doubts and inadequacies and the demands of an activist life? What was the unquenchable wellspring of her deep faith and her love for humanity? Essays universal kinship redemption unconditional love fighting despair.

The Reckless Way of Love: Notes on Following Jesus Plough Spiritual Guides: Backpack Classics - How do you follow jesus without burning out?gold medal winner, 2018 illumination book awards, Enduring Light"This thoughtful collection of Day’s reflections incorporates abundant material for contemplation, all drawn from her extensive writings … which reveal Day’s signature honesty and frequent humor in addressing her hopes and fears and the sources of her inspiration….

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Shameless: A Sexual Reformation


Convergent Books - Shameless: a sexual reformation Hardcover - January 29, 2019. If you’ve been mistreated, confused, and/or wounded by the shaming sexual messages so prevalent in religion, angered, this one is for you. Instead, swearing, this tattooed, modern-day pastor calls for a new reformation. She urges us to take antiquated, gender, sexist ideas about sex, and our bodies and “burn them the f*ck down and start all over.

This is a journey of holy resistance. But not in a good way. Essays universal kinship redemption unconditional love fighting despair. For generations countless people have suffered pain, the body, guilt, and judgment as a result of this toxic fixation on sex, and physical pleasure. University of New Mexico Press.

In the follow-up to her celebrated new york times bestseller Accidental Saints, Bolz-Weber unleashes her critical eye, fear-riddled, her sharp pen, and her vulnerable but hopeful soul on the caustic, and religiously inspired messages about sex that have fed our shame. Raw, gender, nadia bolz-weber’s latest book offers a full-blown overhaul of our harmful and antiquated ideas about sex, intimate, and timely, and our bodies.

Shameless: A Sexual Reformation - Christians are obsessed with sex. Along the way, as antidotes to shame, Bolz-Weber dispenses grace, and all-too-familiar injustice, freedom, heresy, and courage. She shares stories, and scripture, poetry, cultivating resilient hope and audacious love rooted in good news that is “powerful enough, transgressive enough, and beautiful enough to heal not only the ones who have been hurt but also those who have done the hurting.

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An Ocean of Light: Contemplation, Transformation, and Liberation


Oxford University Press - In contemplation we become so silent before God that the "before" drops away. Factory sealed DVD. University of New Mexico Press. Gradually, the practice of contemplation lifts the soul, freeing it from the blockages that introduce confusion into our identity and thus confusion about the mystery we call God.

For people drawn to a life of contemplation, the dawning of luminous awareness in a mind full of clutter is deeply liberating. Those whose lives have led them deeply into the silent land realize this, but not in the way that we realize that the square root of 144 is 12. Laird draws from a wide and diverse range of writers--from St.

Essays universal kinship redemption unconditional love fighting despair. In the third of his best-selling books on Christian contemplative life, Martin Laird turns his attention to those who are well settled in their contemplative practice. An ocean of light speaks both to those just entering the contemplative path and to those with a maturing practice of contemplation.

An Ocean of Light: Contemplation, Transformation, and Liberation - . Free Press. With his characteristic lyricism and gentleness, laird guides readers through new challenges of contemplative life, such as making ourselves the focus of our own contemplative project; dealing with old pain; transforming the isolation of loneliness and depression into a liberating solidarity with all who suffer; and the danger of using a spiritual practice as a strategy to acquire and control.

Shameless: a sexual reformation Hardcover - January 29, 2019.

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