"In a Moving example of unconditional love in difficult times, the Jesuit priest and bestselling author of Tatoos on the Heart, Gregoy Boyle, shares what three decades of working with gang members in Los Angeles has tuaght him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of kinship." -- from the dust jacket.
"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." --GoodReads
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About the Book
Father Boyle quotes the 12th-century Persian Poet frequently in this book. Here are some additional resources to learn about Hafez.
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