In his new book, Gregory Boyle, S.J., shares moving stories he has collected from his experience as founder and director of Homeboy Industries, the largest and most successful gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, 2021) challenges the readers’ ideas about God and about people, by showing how those at Homeboy Industries fight despair and remain generous and hopeful. Fr. Boyle provides a window into a world filled with fellowship, compassion, and the transformative power of tenderness. His previous books are the bestseller Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir. Fr. Boyle earned a M.Div. degree from Weston Jesuit School of Theology in 1984; Weston Jesuit reaffiliated with Boston College as part of the establishment of the School of Theology and Ministry. Earlier this year, Fr. Boyle was presented with the School of Theology and Ministry’s Alumni Distinguished Service Award.