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Faith in Action Book Club: Tattoos on the Heart

We all tend to make judgments or draw inaccurate conclusions about people with whom we have a hard time identifying. How can we seek the truth of their experiences when we’ve never walked a single step in their shoes? A wonderful way to develop empathy and understanding for “the other” is by reading a book. That’s why the Faith in Action Committee invites you to join our book club!

Our first selection is Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, by the Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J. Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. This book “…distills his experience working the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith. His essays about universal kinship and redemption are moving examples of the power of unconditional love and the importance of fighting despair. “

We invite you to read Tattoos on the Heart by Wednesday, November 8. On November 8 we’ll have a group discussion in the St. Justin gathering space about what we learned and how Fr. Boyle’s work reflects Catholic social teaching. It is an engaging book that will draw you in quickly. Once you pick it up, we promise you’ll have a hard time putting it down!

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