Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship by Simon & Schuster

Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship by Simon & Schuster
Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship by Simon & Schuster (click images to enlarge)

Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship by Simon & Schuster

$26.00 $15.88
In Stock Add to Cart
Usually ships in 24 hours
Product prices and availability are accurate as of and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Description of Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship from...

Truthdig Bazaar are proud to present the brilliant Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship.

With so many available these days, it is wise to have a brand you can recognise. The Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship is certainly that and will be a excellent acquisition.

For this price, the Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship is highly recommended and is always a popular choice for most people. Simon & Schuster have included some great touches and this results in good value.

Manufacturer Description

“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 dif­ficult 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 suc­cessful expansion of Homeboy Industries, Boyle returns with Barking to the Choir to reveal how com­passion 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 forgive­ness 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.

Product Tags

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.