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Father Gregory Boyle is a Jesuit Priest in LA who has spent the last few decades hanging with gang members and helping them kick the life. This book is less of a history of his organization Homeboy Industries and more of a peek into the lives that Father G has touched over the years. It is a powerful discovery of the essence of what makes us human and how standing on the margins with the least of these.
The New Jim Crow offers a startling look at mass incarceration since the end of slavery and shows how the United States ended up incarcerating so many African Americans. It is also the basis for the Netflix Documentary “13th.” This book is a must read for anyone interested in learning why our prison system incarcerates 25% of the world’s prison & population.
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