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Date posted:   Apr 15, 2020

The Online Book Club: Barking to the Choir

Photo of Barking to the Choir

Fee: $25
Four Weeks

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Author of Tattoos on the Heart, Gregory Boyle S.J. writes a second compelling account of his ministry in Homeboy Industries, a collective of enterprises he founded that is centered on a community in which men and women discover that they are more than gang members. Join us in discussing the touching, often humorous, accounts that illustrate God’s presence in the midst of their community. Subtitled “The Power of Radical Kinship,” Boyle shows us how love, joy, and letting go of judgment are formative in shaping a community of resilience and providing space for each individual, including himself, to have a journey of transformation.

Gregory Boyle, S.J. Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship. Simon and Schuster, 2017. 


Getting Started Week: Introduction

Week 1: Knowing the Joy and Awe of God’s Love

Week 2: Being Humble, Becoming Transformed

Week 3: The Creation of Kinship

Special Features

All Crossroads courses include these features:

  • Participants have access 24 hours/ 7 days a week to the course's password-protected web site. 
  • Each participant belongs to a small Community for Conversation and faith sharing guided by a facilitator.
  • Site is usually available to participants at least three months after the course.
  • An orientation in how to navigate the web site is always available.
  • Technical assistance is easy to contact and prompt in returning a message.
  • A Certificate of Active Participation is awarded to those who post at least three messages of substance for each week of content.

Additional Materials:

Gregory Boyle, S.J. Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship. Simon and Schuster, 2017. 

Time Commitment

A participant can expect to spend an average of 3-4 hours each week. This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.