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The Resource Barking to the choir : the power of radical kinship, Gregory Boyle

Barking to the choir : the power of radical kinship, Gregory Boyle

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Barking to the choir : the power of radical kinship
Title
Barking to the choir
Title remainder
the power of radical kinship
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Gregory Boyle
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eng
Summary
"This is a beautiful and important and soul-transporting book. . . . 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 dif-ficult times, the Jesuit priest and bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart , Gregory Boyle, shares what three decades of working with gang members in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of 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. 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 ). Now, after the suc-cessful expansion of Homeboy Industries, Boyle returns with Barking to the Choir to reveal how com-passion is transforming the lives of gang members. 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. Sergio, arrested at nine, in a gang by twelve, and serving time shortly thereafter, now works with the substance-abuse team at Homeboy to help others find sobriety. Jamal, abandoned by his family when he tried to attend school at age seven, gradually finds forgive-ness for his schizophrenic mother. New father Cuco, who never knew his own dad, thinks of a daily adventure on which to take his four-year-old son. 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. Gently and humorously, Barking to the Choir invites us to find kinship with one another and reconvinces us all of our own goodness
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
November 15, 2017
Citation source
  • Booklist
  • Booklist Starred Reviews
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Boyle, Greg
Dewey number
277.94/94083
Index
no index present
LC call number
BV4464.5
LC item number
.B69 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boyle, Greg
  • Church work with juvenile delinquents
  • Christian life
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Barking to the choir : the power of radical kinship, Gregory Boyle
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
BRD2017035498
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 210 pages
Isbn
9781476726151
Lccn
2017035498
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781476726151
  • (OCoLC)975365147
Label
Barking to the choir : the power of radical kinship, Gregory Boyle
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2017035498
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 210 pages
Isbn
9781476726151
Lccn
2017035498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476726151
  • (OCoLC)975365147

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