Ocean View Book Club

Come join us in discussing this wonderful book

Tattoos of the Heart by Gregory Boyle

Book Club Selection for October

Tattoos on the Heart: “The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle

Gregory Boyle founded Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and reentry program in Los Angeles, the gang capital of the world. In Tattoos on the Heart, his debut book, he distills his experience working with gang members into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith.

From Giant, tattooed Cesar, shopping at JC Penney fresh out of prison, you learn how to feel worthy of God’s love. From 10-year-old Pipi you learn the importance of being known and acknowledged. From Lulu you come to understand the kind of patience necessary to rescue someone from the dark –

as Father Boyle phrases it, we can only shine a flashlight on a light switch in a darkened room.

This is a motivating look at how to stay faithful in spite of failure, how to meet the world with a loving heart, and how to conquer shame with boundless, restorative love.

The Book Club will meet in the Multipurpose Room and discuss this book at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.

Contact Church Librarian, Sherrill Lubinsky if you have any questions or are interested in joining the OV Book Club.

Looking Ahead:
November — “Nineteen Minutes” by Jodi Picoult
December — Christmas luncheon

January — “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital” by Sheri Fink
February — “West with Giraffes” by Lynda Rutledge
March — Easter/Spring Break
April — “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus
May — “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats” by Jan-Phillip Sendker

To view a list of books  previously read, from 2008 (year the Book Club was formed) to 2023 (current) click on Book Archives.