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Book Review: Tattoos on the Heart

Posted by sevensorrows on 9:38 PM in , , ,
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
by Father Gregory Boyle

Straight up: This book is a life changer.

We have all either experienced some sort of gang (gang activity) firsthand, or gone out of your way to avoid it. This book is not only an eye opener, it opens the heart, after which it will never be closed.

Fr. Boyle is a modern-day walking saint. Even just through this book, he has changed my life. He has done what so severely needs to be done: humanize gangsters.

He puts a story behind the faces: touching stories, stories of longing for Christ, searching, yearning. I can't tell you how many times I cried throughout this book.

You must read this; buy this for others. Support this man and his ventures.

He takes in gangsters and ex-convicts and gives them jobs and teaches them live skills, how to live, how to love. He treats them as they should be treated...with a father's love.

he has showed them Christ and in the process, showed us what kind of people we need to be.

Fr. Boyle is nationally known and I know one day he will be known everywhere. He is to gangsters what Mother Teresa was to the poor.

God bless you Father Boyle and all those who you touch.

Rating: (out of 5)

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Book Review: Padre Pio's Spiritual Direction for Every Day

Posted by sevensorrows on 9:17 PM in , , ,

Padre Pio's Spiritual Direction for Every Day
by Gianluigi Pasquale

This treasure trove has a short writing from padre Pio for each day of the year. Each quote is no more than a page, so this book is great for even the busiest of us.

Padre Pio was very connected to suffering and that which damages us the most and offends Christ. Every page feels like I am getting a look into Christ's heart.

For those of you who love quotes, every page is a goldmine. This book could even be a straight read. I know that I didn't want to wait until the next day to gain more insight.

For all of you looking to "add a little extra" to your lent, this is your ticket.
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Rating: (out of 5)
This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Padre Pio's Spiritual Direction for Every Day. They are also a great source for baptism gifts or first communion gifts

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