Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless
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. 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. From giant, tattooed Cesar, shopping at JCPenney fresh out of prison, we learn how to feel worthy of God's love. From ten-year-old Lula we learn the importance of being known and acknowledged. From Pedro we understand the kind of patience necessary to rescue someone from the darkness. In each chapter we benefit from Boyle’s gentle, hard-earned wisdom. These essays about universal kinship and redemption are moving examples of the power of unconditional love and the importance of fighting despair. Gorgeous and uplifting, Tattoos on the Heart reminds us that no life is less valuable than another.
- Brand: Boyle, Gregory
- ASIN: 1439153159
Tattooed Hearts (Tattooed Duet Book 1)
Tattooed Hearts (Tattooed Duet Book
Forbidden… that’s what Clarissa Lynne Black was. People do desperate things in desperate times. Sleeping with my brother’s fiancé wasn’t supposed to be one of them. Especially on the day of his funeral. It should have been a one-time thing. Something that shouldn’t have happened at all. Something I walked away from, but I couldn’t let go. Once I heard her sing I was a goner. She was like a siren, calling to me with her sultry voice and stunning beauty. So, I took her home. I gave her everything a woman could want. I made it my mission to win her heart. Zack Kincaid, was no quitter. I should have known from the beginning she wasn’t mine to keep, but damn if I didn’t want her. And I definitely shouldn’t have fallen in love with her, because you can’t keep what was never yours to begin with. *** I had used Zack for my own selfish reasons. To ease the loneliness. To erase, if only for a few hours, the sadness that filled me. Sleeping with him had been wrong. But if something was so wrong, why did it have to feel so right? I figured we’d call it an indiscretion and go our separate ways. No one would be the wiser. But then he offered me something no one else could… a fresh start. After having my world crash down around me and finding myself homeless, I needed i...
- ASIN: 069208584X
The Tattooed Heart (Messenger of Fear)
The Tattooed Heart (Messenger of
The games continue in New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant s sequel to Messenger of Fear a haunting tale for fans of Stephen King that combines fantasy with real world horror stories Mara has learned to punish the wicked as the Messenger s apprentice Those who act out of selfishness and greed and others who become violent because of prejudice and hate pay the ultimate price But Mara is constantly reminded that Messengers are serving their own kind of punishment for every person who is offered justice they wear a tattoo that symbolizes the heart of the crime As Mara delves deeper into her harsh reality she will discover that in spite of all the terror she and Messenger inflict caring in this world is the hardest part of all
- Brand: Michael Grant
- ASIN: 006220744X
Permanent An indefinite, everlasting and imperishable stamp. Like a tattoo. One that would forever be with you to remind you of a single moment in time, or a person that touched you in some way. That was exactly what Jenny was to Sean. And no matter how hard he tried, he could never forget the one girl who would forever have his heart. A lifetime of friendship, shattered by one irreversible mistake. A choice that Jenny would forever regret, but only because it pushed away the one person she truly loved. A love so deep that they felt as if they were one. Years passed, and still that love remained deep…stamped with an unfading ink. When their paths cross after six years of longing, they are faced with a choice. Forget the past and let go of the heartache…giving in to the temptation that was always there. Or continue to torture themselves by avoiding what was always meant to be. Tattooed Hearts of endless love… Will it be enough or will the memories of their past create an unbreakable wedge between them.
- ASIN: 154100423X
Tattooed Hearts (Martha's Way Book 3)
Tattooed Hearts (Martha's Way Book
Being someone’s first love is unforgettable. Being their last is immeasurable.Claire Peters should be on top of the world. She owns the radio waves and has a budding movie career. But her heart longs to be rooted. Ten years ago, she fled Martha's Vineyard to pursue her dream and to make something of herself. But there’s still a void. After a decade of running, she returns to the island hoping to find her happiness with the man she’s loved all her life. When a tragic event shatters Dr. Forrest Desvareaux’ well-balanced world, the Vineyard’s hometown good guy discovers everything in his life is based on lies. Angry and betrayed, he turns to Claire - the one woman who has indelibly marked him. Is it possible to run back to the person who broke you? Forever linked, Forrest and Claire are an unending continuum. But she’s a wildflower and Forrest’s roots run deep on the Vineyard. Can they accept home is not a place but a feeling?Each book in the Martha’s Way series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.Series Order:Book #1 The ScaleBook #2 Need You NowBook #3 Tattooed HeartsBook #4 Wrapped in Red – A Christmas Novella
- ASIN: B0157E69H6