Friday Reads – Tattoos on the Heart

2 Mar

My mom gave me a book last weekend to check out called Tattoos on the Heart – The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle.  At first I was reluctant to read it because I really need uplifting and motivating books in my life right now but this one was a pleasant surprise.  There are very sad moments in the book but I was more than moved by the power of caring.  Gregory Boyle has dedicated his life to God and Gangs in a very interesting combination.  I’ve never been super religious but find that I am definitely spiritual in a way that I believe in fate, compassion and things happening for a reason.

Gregory Boyle jumps into East LA to really take his best aim at uniting and giving purpose to gang members looking for a way out.  He talks about pivotal moments of change and patterns that start to become recognizable.  Also, he speaks of the power of love.  It’s amazing how when even the toughest guy from the projects gets told he’s important, he just starts to cry and begin to turn his life around.  It’s a hard but good book to read.  I found peace in the fact that we are only human and one person can make a huge difference in a lot of lives.  It’s also a quick read.  I read it on the train every day and in one week, I finished it.  So if you are looking for an inspiring and interesting book, pick this one up!

Happy Friday everybody and have a great weekend!

2 Responses to “Friday Reads – Tattoos on the Heart”

  1. Julie Ann March 2, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    It really is a good read! Made New York Times Best Seller’s list too, I believe…

  2. Cassie April 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    I’m fifty pages away from finishing this book and wanted to read other blogger thoughts. It’s been an amazing read and what I got was the power of being yourself and accepting that others should and will be themselves and SHOULD BE. I just love that about this book. Good on your mom for giving it to you. 🙂

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