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Homies and Hermanos

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Photo by Piet den Blanken, courtesy of Oxford University Press
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Why would a gun-wielding, tattoo-bearing "homie" trade in la vida loca for a Bible and the buttoned-down lifestyle of an evangelical hermano (brother in Christ)? To answer this question, Robert Brenneman interviewed sixty-three former gang members from the "Northern Triangle" of Central America--Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras--most of whom left their gang for evangelicalism.

He tells us just some of their stories from his new book, Homies and Hermanos.

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