The Cross and the Switchblade has ratings and reviews. Mike (the Paladin) said: Another book I read many, many years ago, and like many people.. . The Reverend David Wilkerson, an evangelist and the founder and pastor of the non-denominational Times Square Church, died suddenly on. The Cross and the Switchblade (). GP | 1h 46min .. David Wilkerson is a relatively young parish priest in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. With nominal funds.

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Everything can change in an instant, and take a lifetime to unravel. Sep 04, Megan Lewis rated it it was amazing. Told from a first person point of view Mr. With nominal funds, insufficient even to get a hotel room which forces him to sleep in his car, his church sends him to New York City to bring the word of God to the young men and youth of the Egyptian Kings, who are on trial for their violent gang activities.

A Love Story Joseph M. Although David is not allowed to get near wilkreson Egyptian Kings, his trip to the courthouse does garner much publicity.

Drug addiction continues to be a real concern and the problems of late 50’s New York have still not been addressed by society other than spending vast amounts of money an imprisonment in the US penitentiary system.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. It’s true that many Christians have done terrible things, some they have actually claimed they did in Christ’s name.

You might not even realize it when you should, but in this world, the most unexpected people can be the ones you rely on the most.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. When it got to that part I wept. Add both to Cart Add both to List. The book became a best seller, with more than 16 million copies distributed in over 30 languages. Wilkerson tried to avoid categorizing Christians into distinct groups according to the denomination to which they belong.


David came to Favid York City from a Pittsburgh suburb with little money, and is put up in a small street chapel owned by a pastor with a loving wilketson who supports David in his work and offers to help with food and shelter.

The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson

I think this is something that all humans in this world yearn for. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

You could cut me up into a thousand pieces and lay them in the street, and every piece will still love you. I can’t say for sure of course how it will hit you, but as I said, “might”.

With updates on the Wilkinson family and the characters the original book introduced. A great faith story written well. I decided to read this book, because of the controversial religion wilkersno this book. He was killed in a traffic accident April 24,he will be missed. The film was based on a non-fiction book of the same name.

Because of that publicity, David meets a tough street youth named Little Bo, who offers to introduce David to the main gangs still out on the streets, namely the mixed white Mau Maus, and the predominantly black Bishops, who are fighting each other for territory.

The Cross and the Switchblade

Then I found out it was. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: But reading this book, switchblae my wilkerdon of this pumping city. Wilkerson’s evangelism is grounded in a Pentecostal view of the Bible, with an emphasis on “the baptism of the Holy Spirit” as being a pivotal step in order to cure teenagers of their drug addictions.

Highly recommended for teens and beyond some of the content is a bit too mature for ceoss ears, although I do plan on reading this aloud to my family with some editing as I go. And that my friend is all you need. David Wilkerson Erik Estrada This book will rekindle your faith. My issue with the book came in the last few chapters.


A reporter left behind learns that the Anti-Christ will soon take power. The assistance David Wilkerson provided to male and female gang members in New York City was to share with them the Biblical hte of love and eternal life through Jesus Christ. The story is inspirational and full of hope.

Their work was achieved through prayer, a shared vision across denominations and the response of God to the young people who put their trust in God’s promises of New Life and Baptism in the Holy Spirit.

Aug 14, Jody rated it liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. David Wilkerson started living out his faith boldly by traveling to New York City to walk around the streets and preach and evangelize to the gangs.

But something much greater was to come. View all 11 comments. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. So my statement above about his denomination may be off or outdated. Show that God is still at work around these issues. David Wilkerson, a Pastor of a large church in New York city, wrote of his part in saving a young man Nicky Cruz from a life of misoury in a gang in New York.

A classic, hugely influential in hundreds of thousands, even millions of lifes of ans addicts, the missionaries who cared for them in thousands of Pentecostal recovery houses all over the world wherever there are drug addicts, not to mention the Pentecostal churches which then cared for the recoverees when they left the safe houses.

I couldn’t put it down.