Showing love is easy, especially to those whom we truly care for but expressing love during difficult times to difficult people is the challenge of compassion. The book Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship displays real-life examples of unconditional love and unreserved compassion.
Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit priest and the best selling author of Tattoos on the Heart shares his experiences of working with gangs in Los Angeles with this book. He introduced us to the largest gang intervention in the world, Homeboy Industries. This book uncovers the lives of various individuals who were previously members of gangs. It gives us a glimpse of the challenges in the lives of these persons, their turning point and the transformed life that they enjoy now.
Barking to the Choir allows its readers to see the unwavering dominance of radical kinship. Deep relationships and empathy can overcome conflicts of life on the margins. The true-to-life story shown in this book also taught great lessons on faith, hope, and compassion. Publishers Weekly described the book as ?an astounding literary and spiritual feat.? The Los Angeles Times commended it as 'destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality'.
-Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition
-Paperback: 224 pages