Next Creighton Book Club pick: 'Tattoos on the Heart' by Fr. Greg Boyle
Next Creighton Book Club pick: 'Tattoos on the Heart' by Fr. Greg Boyle

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This summer, we started the Creighton Alumni Book Club, a free program for bookish Bluejays of all kinds: students, alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff. 

Now it’s time for our next pick: Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ, founder of the gang-intervention program Homeboy Industries.  

In his acclaimed book, Fr. Boyle shares stories of faith and unconditional love transforming the lives of young men mired in violence and despair. “Gang violence,” says Fr. Boyle, “is about a lethal absence of hope.”  

Fr. Boyle recently came to Creighton to speak to a packed audience at St. John’s Church, kicking off Mission Week. In his speech, he shared his key truth of spiritual mission work: “The measure of our compassion lies not in our service to those on the margins, but only in our willingness to see ourselves in kinship with them. For the truth of the matter is this: If we don’t welcome our own wounds, we may well be tempted to despise the wounded.” 

See Fr. Boyle’s full speech here.  

How the book club works: The book club connects alumni and friends through an online forum, where they can network and discuss the current book. It’s free to join. All you need is a copy of the book. Book club picks will run the gamut, encompassing novels, nonfiction, books on personal growth, history and current events. The book club will read one book every two months.  

Stay connected: The Creighton Alumni Book Club is not only a great way to stay well-read; it keeps you connected to the University and your Creighton friends. Let’s keep learning and growing together.     

Join our book club today!