Tattoos on the Heart

Author: Greg Boyle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439153159

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Father Boyle started Homeboy Industries nearly 20 years ago, which has served members of more than half of the gangs in Los Angeles. This collection presents parables about kinship and the sacredness of life drawn from Boyle's years of working with gangs.

Boyle Heights

Author: George J. Sánchez

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520382374

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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The radical history of a dynamic, multiracial American neighborhood. “When I think of the future of the United States, and the history that matters in this country, I often think of Boyle Heights.”—George J. Sánchez The vision for America’s cross-cultural future lies beyond the multicultural myth of the "great melting pot." That idea of diversity often imagined ethnically distinct urban districts—the Little Italys, Koreatowns, and Jewish quarters of American cities—built up over generations and occupying spaces that excluded one another. But the neighborhood of Boyle Heights shows us something altogether different: a dynamic, multiracial community that has forged solidarity through a history of social and political upheaval. Boyle Heights is an in-depth history of the Los Angeles neighborhood, showcasing the potent experiences of its residents, from early contact between Spanish colonizers and native Californians to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the hunt for hidden Communists among the Jewish population, negotiating citizenship and belonging among Latino migrants and Mexican American residents, and beyond. Through each period and every struggle, the residents of Boyle Heights have maintained remarkable solidarity across racial and ethnic lines, acting as a unified polyglot community even as their tribulations have become more explicitly racial in nature. Boyle Heights is immigrant America embodied, and it can serve as the true beacon on a hill toward which the country can strive in a time when racial solidarity and civic resistance have never been in greater need.

Centered-Set Church

Author: Mark D. Baker

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 1514000954

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Is there an alternative to the church's impulse to either obsess over boundaries or erase them completely? Building on the work of Paul Hiebert, Mark D. Baker provides a unique manual for understanding and applying the vision of a "centered" church, charting a new path for congregations and leaders to grow in authentic freedom and dynamic movement toward the true center: Jesus himself.

Summary of Gregory Boyle's Tattoos on the Heart

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669386589

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 9466

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 God can get tiny if we are not careful. We all have an image of God that becomes the touchstone, the controlling principle, to which we return when we stray. #2 I was told that I would get Good Mike on the show, but instead, I was subjected to the insensitivity of Mike Wallace, a 60 Minutes film crew, and a parishioner who was there to interview me. In the end, Wallace turned to a gang member and asked him why he didn’t turn to the police. The boy just stared at him. #3 To be able to marinate in the fullness of God, you must first choose to be intoxicated by it. To anchor yourself in this God is to choose to be intoxicated by the fullness of God. #4 To the homies, firme means, could not be one bit better. Not only does God think we’re firme, it is God’s joy to have us marinate in that.

Convict Tattoos

Author: Simon Barnard

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1925410234

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 9139

At least thirty-seven per cent of male convicts and fifteen per cent of female convicts were tattooed by the time they arrived in the penal colonies, making Australians quite possibly the world's most heavily tattooed English-speaking people of the nineteenth century. Each convict’s details, including their tattoos, were recorded when they disembarked, providing an extensive physical account of Australia's convict men and women. Simon Barnard has meticulously combed through those records to reveal a rich pictorial history. Convict Tattoos explores various aspects of tattooing—from the symbolism of tattoo motifs to inking methods, from their use as means of identification and control to expressions of individualism and defiance—providing a fascinating glimpse of the lives of the people behind the records. Simon Barnard was born and grew up in Launceston. He spent a lot of time in the bush as a boy, which led to an interest in Tasmanian history. He is a writer, illustrator and collector of colonial artifacts. He now lives in Melbourne. He won the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books in the 2015 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year awards for his first book, A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land. Convict Tattoos is his second book. ‘The early years of penal settlement have been recounted many times, yet Convict Tattoos genuinely breaks new ground by examining a common if neglected feature of convict culture found among both male and female prisoners.’ Australian ‘This niche subject has proved fertile ground for Barnard—who is ink-free—by providing a glimpse into the lives of the people behind the historical records, revealing something of their thoughts, feelings and experiences.’ Mercury 'The best thing to happen in Australian tattoo history since Cook landed. A must-have for any tattoo historian.’ Brett Stewart, Australian Tattoo Museum

Rock-a Bye, Baby

Author: Aida Pavletich

Publisher: Doubleday Books


Category: Music and state

Page: 281

View: 6458

Sirens Of Song

Author: Aida Pavletich

Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated


Category: Music

Page: 281

View: 3393

Cutaneous Surgery

Author: Ronald G. Wheeland

Publisher: Saunders


Category: Medical

Page: 1153

View: 7918

Includes basic surgical procedures as well as more advanced procedures and techniques. Over 1000 clear illustrations! A discussion of the microanatomy, biochemical and physiologic processes in wound healing helps readers understand the interrelationships of these activities in the final outcome. Highlights new techniques Chapters on facial cosmetics to minimize postoperative morbidity, and perorming surgery in black patients provide vital information that is not commonly found in surgical books. An entire chapter devoted to contact allergens helps the surgeon in treating patients and in also avoiding occupational contact dermatitis which could limit the ability to perform surgery.

Women for Hire

Author: Alain Corbin,Professor Alain Corbin

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 478

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Alain Corbin depicts prostitution in nineteenth-century France not as a vice, crime, or disease, but as a well-organized business. Corbin reveals how the brothel served the sex industry in the same way that the factory served manufacturing: it provided an institution for the efficient and profitable sale of services.